Red Centre Adventure ex Yulara (Basix)

$880.00

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


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Description

The remote town of Yulara is a convenient start point 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 and Torres Strait Islander people, Uluru’s remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold. Visit the lesser-explored region of the West MacDonnell Ranges and compare the ever changing landscapes of the Red Centre.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Yulara and Uluru**
This afternoon, make your way to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Domes of Kata Tjuta. We then head to Australia’s most iconic landmark – Uluru (Ayres Rock). As the sun begins to set below the horizon, enjoy some tasty snacks and watch the rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. 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 one hour. 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 and Torres Strait Islander 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 the arts and crafts of the First Peoples of Australia 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**
This morning we journey through Ormiston Gorge, witnessing contrasting colours as the light reflects off the cliffs. Keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and other wildlife. Move on to Ellery Creek to enjoy panoramic views of the area, perhaps taking a dip in its still waters. After lunch, visit the world famous Simpsons Gap, an important site to the local Aboriginal communities. Watch the colour of the peaks transform under the setting sun. Head back to Alice Springs, where your trip comes to an end.

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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