Red Centre Adventure

Red Centre Adventure

From $ 1,065 AUD

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 First Nations people, Uluru’s remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.

Trip Name
Red Centre Adventure
Last Updated
2019-11-20
Days
4
Capacity
24
Highlights
  • Join a First Nations 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
  • 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 and Torres Strait Islander people

Itinerary

The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid’s global product range and Adventure Tours’ local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it’s local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we’re proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you’re travelling with the best. ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour. ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL EXPERIENCES & COMMUNITIES: Please note due to cultural sensitivities, entry to particular parts of local First Nations communities may be unavailable. Where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guides are unavailable in the Red Centre an Intrepid guide will lead the interpretive cultural walk. Top End cultural experiences are only available during the dry season (May-Oct) as site is subject to flooding (contact our customer service team for availability). Participants may be absent due to cultural commitments with minimal prior notification and Intrepid reserves the right to amend the itinerary in these circumstances with no obligation to refund. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and may be on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Alice Springs to Uluru
Starting in Alice Springs, we make our way to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Domes. We then head to Australia's most iconic landmark - Uluru. 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 five and a half hours. Total walking time is around an hour.
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 Anangu 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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.
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.
Day 4 - Alice Springs/ 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.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
25-11-201928-11-2019AUD $ 1,065-
28-11-201901-12-2019AUD $ 1,065-
02-12-201905-12-2019AUD $ 1,065-
09-12-201912-12-2019AUD $ 1,065-
12-12-201915-12-2019AUD $ 1,065-
19-12-201922-12-2019AUD $ 1,065-
23-12-201926-12-2019AUD $ 1,065-
30-12-201902-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
02-01-202005-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
06-01-202009-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
13-01-202016-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
20-01-202023-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
23-01-202026-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
27-01-202030-01-2020AUD $ 1,065-
03-02-202006-02-2020AUD $ 1,065-
06-02-202009-02-2020AUD $ 1,065-
10-02-202013-02-2020AUD $ 1,065-
17-02-202020-02-2020AUD $ 1,065-
24-02-202027-02-2020AUD $ 1,065-
27-02-202001-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
02-03-202005-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
05-03-202008-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
09-03-202012-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
12-03-202015-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
16-03-202019-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
19-03-202022-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
23-03-202026-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
26-03-202029-03-2020AUD $ 1,065-
30-03-202002-04-2020AUD $ 1,065-

Accommodation

Hostel (1 nt),Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nts)

Transport

All Terrain vehicle

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