Red Centre Adventure (Basix)

$704.00

Encounter the Northern Territory’s superb landscapes and sites, including Uluru


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Description

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.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)**
Melbourne might have the arts scene and Sydney the beaches, but Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand Australia proper. Approximately 70% of the Australian continent is classed as arid or semi-arid – and little old Alice Springs sits right in the middle of it all. Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes – you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. Enjoy some tasty snacks as you watch the sky cast glorious colours over Uluru. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars.

Notes: Total driving time is approximately five and a half hours. Total walking time is around an hour.

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance

Optional Activities

Meals
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise**
An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insights into the land and the local Aboriginal people. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. This exclusive experience will give you an exclusive insight to the meaning behind Anangu art and traditional culture. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse.

This afternoon travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Uluru Cultural Centre
– Uluru Base Walk
– Maruku Arts cultural experience

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 3: Kings Canyon Rim walk**
After breakfast, get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon, as you trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, and after you’ve relaxed for a little while we’ll head back to Alice Springs where we will stay tonight before heading out to the West Macdonnell Ranges in the morning

Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.

Accommodation
– Hostel (dorm share) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 4: The Western MacDonnell Ranges**
Watch the Australian wilds waking up on a morning drive through the West MacDonnell Ranges. We’ll follow the Waterhole trail through Ormiston Pound to Ormiston Gorge – a tranquil little rock pool surrounded by ochre-coloured rock walls and white-trunked eucalypts. Black-footed rock wallabies often pop down here for a drink, so keep those peepers peeled. Next up is Ellery Creek, where there’s the chance to cool off with a dip. Following lunch, it’s on to Simpsons Gap. Known as Rungutjirpa to the Arrernte people, this deep gorge, often partly filled with water, is associated with goanna, eagle and rock wallaby dreamings.

The total driving time will be about three hours, and you will walk up to 10km.

Included Activities
– Western MacDonnell Ranges

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch

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