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Red Centre Experience

  • 3 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GAOARC

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A great little add-on to a longer Australian adventure, this short-and-sweet journey to the famed Red Centre brings you close to the continent's vast heart. Watch the sun rise over iconic Uluru, explore the curious domed rock formations of Kata Tjuta and gaze up in astonished awe at the 100-metre-high walls of majestic Kings Canyon while the locals share the secrets of indigenous Australian culture. If you've come all the way to Australia, it'd be a shame to go home without coming here first. Regret nothing.

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Day 1 Alice Springs/Uluru (1L,1D)

Meet at 5:45am and travel to the Red Centre. Visit the Aboriginal cultural centre and do the informative Mala Walk around part of Uluru's base. Catch the sunset over Uluru before heading to the campground for the night. Camp under the stars of the night s

Meet at 5:45am and depart Alice Springs at 6am sharp. See Joining Hotel in the trip details or your voucher for the meeting location. Pre-accommodation is available at the meeting location; please speak to your sales agent to book. Pass by Erldunda, Lake Amadeus and Mt Connor en route, then stop at Curtain Springs cattle station for a quick break. Stop in the small town of Yulara for a homemade lunch, then stop off at the Uluru cultural centre to gain some more knowledge of the flora, fauna and Aboriginal people of the area. Stop the base of Uluru for a guided Mala Walk, which includes a more in depth explanation of the area and Uluru. From there, continue onto the sunset viewing point to watch the sun dip behind the impressive Uluru and enjoy a glass of bubbly and snacks. At night, experience the Red Centre the most unique way possible by sleeping outside in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the stars. This is bound to be one of the most unique and memorable nights of the trip. Enjoy a dinner cooked on the barbeque then enjoy the stars in the outback sky. Between November and March, there is extreme heat with temperatures averaging between 43-46°C in the middle of Australia, especially around Uluru and Kings Canyon. This can lead to heat exhaustion and potentially become very dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, coconut water or water mixed with electrolyte powder packets.  The Mala Walk at Uluru is not permitted if temperatures exceed 40°C. During these hot months, we will endeavour to offer all walks early in the day to avoid the heat. Our CEOs will monitor the weather conditions to gauge the safety of any included walks and may need to call off a given day's walk due to extreme heat. *NOTE: This tour begins very early on Day 1. We recommend booking a pre-departure night in Alice Springs.

Day 2 Kata Tjuta/Kings Creek Station (1B,1L,1D)

Watch the sunrise over Uluru, then enjoy a walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Continue onto Kings Creek Station for another night around the campfire.

Awake before dawn to view the invariably stunning sunrise over Uluru before digging into breakfast. Travel to Kata Tjuta for a hike through the beautiful red rock formations of the Valley of the Winds. Return to Yulara for lunch, then continue onto Kings Creek Station for another night around the campfire. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the area or get off road on a quad bike.

Day 3 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs (1B,1L)

Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon, then stop by a camel farm for an optional camel ride en route back to Alice Springs where the tour ends upon arrival in the early evening. Feel free to book onward travel from 8pm or later.

After breakfast, set off on a 4km hike through Kings Canyon, including the natural Amphitheatre, the North and South Walls and the Garden of Eden. En route back to Alice Springs, visit a camel farm where there is an option to ride one of the camels. The tour ends upon arrival to Alice Springs in the evening at approximately 6pm. Opt to join the group for a night out in Alice Springs. Feel free to book onward travel from 8pm or later today.

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  • TRIP NAME: RED CENTRE EXPERIENCE
  • DURATION: 3 DAYS
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  • TRIP CODE : GAOARC
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  • Trip Style: Mini Adventures, 18-35s, Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Camping
  • Physical Demands: Trips may include activities like hiking, biking, rafting or kayaking. No sweat, right?

What's included?

Sunrise and sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre. Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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