Encounter the Northern Territory's superb landscapes and sites, including Uluru
The outback town of Alice Springs is a travel hub for visitors setting off to the explore the sensational range of natural wonders the Red Centre has to offer.
The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons.
An iconic image of outback Australia and a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.
Join an Indigenous Guide on a walk at the Uluru Mutijilu water hole, an experience exclusive to Intrepid Travel
This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand
Feel like you're in your own bed, but under the stars of the Red Centre. Proper beds, linen, electricity, and cooling fans provide that extra bit of comfort while you camp
Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru
Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback
Enjoy our exclusive Australian Native Foods menu throughout the trip. Created in conjunction with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke, you will be treated to a plethora of native dishes incorporating ingredients such as kangaroo, emu, lemon myrtle, desert lime, wattle seed and more
Traverse the immense landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges and keep an eye out for an abundance of wildlife
Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon
Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal people
This isn't a bare bones camping experience, as you'll be treated to creature comforts such as proper beds, linen, electricity and cooling fans.
Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together. Group sizes can also be pretty big, so be prepared to share this experience with a bigger group than what you might be familiar with.
Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
Camping out in the open may not appeal to some people, although a proper bed, linen and electricity are provided.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Red Centre Adventure (Original) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Trip commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6:00am and finishes in Alice Springs day 4 at approx 6pm.
2. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 3 litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.
3. You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1; see tour code PAR4Y-O.
4. This trip is available in Original and Basix styles.
Our Red Centre Adventure (Original) trips score an average of 4.54 out of 5 based on 13 reviews in the last year.
This is the best itinerary available but be prepared for a lot of driving and strict limits to activity times particularly at Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. If you choose to take a permanent tent you can still sleep in a swag under the stars if you want to. Be prepared for 6 am starts every day and the days are full, so there is just enough time for dinner and a hot shower in the evening. Remember to look at the stars - the best place in Australia to view them - you are looking at the centre of our galaxy from the Red centre - that is special. The drinking water is good so you don't need bottled water but take the capacity to carry 3 litres at Kings Canyon.
Review submitted 23 May 2018
Breakfast under the stars, the sunrise walk around Uluru followed by a walk with an indigenous guide was one of the highlights. The other was the Kings Canyon walk. The tour leader and camp hosts worked hard to deliver this memorable experience.
Review submitted 19 Feb 2018