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4 Day Red Centre Adventure Camping in Comfort (starts & ends Alice Springs)

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Though still considered a camping trip, this tour includes a higher level of comfort; camping in furnished twin share tents. Most meals are included, prepared by our guides, but we encourage group participation. We travel in private vehicles with air conditioning, comfortable seats and entertainment on board. If you like adventure during the day, but comfort in the evening, this style is tailored for you.

This tour includes 3 nights twin share permanent tent accommodation (including proper beds, linen, pillow, towel, light and a fan). A single supplement may be available if you want your own tent/room. Please contact us for details. Passengers travelling alone who do not purchase the single supplement may be required to share a tent/room with a stranger.

· Please note during summer the itinerary can change due to extremely high temperatures. Please pack Warm Clothes if travelling in Winter and jacket if travelling in summer as overnight temperatures can drop.
· Itineraries may also vary and/or attractions substituted due to other seasonal conditions, Traditional owner and national park requirements.
· A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies in a soft bag or backpack
· Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
· Tour must be reconfirmed 48hrs prior to departure

Included in price:
Pick up from Most Alice Springs Hotels, Experienced guide and host, National park entry fees, 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Three Nights Permanent Camping accommodation. Activities Included are: Uluru sunset drinks, 1000 Star Dinner, Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance, Uluru Cultural Centre, Uluru Base Walk, Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience, Kings Canyon Rim Walk.
What to bring:
Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, swimming gear and towel in summer, water bottle, torch/flashlight, insect repellent, camera.
Fitness level required:
Medium
Child policies:
Children 7 years and under are not permitted on this tour. Children 8-12 years may travel at the child price.
Departure points:
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Departure time:
6:05 AM Mon, Thu, Sat
Pickup/departure instructions:
Departs Mondays and Thursdays, with some selected Saturday departures. Leaves from Alice Springs at 6.00am. Tour ends in Alice Springs early evening on day 4.
Duration:
4 Days
Approximate Return Time:
6pm on day 4.
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Tour Details

Operator
Adventure Tours Australia
Destinations
Ayers Rock (Uluru), Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley, Glen Helen and Hermannsburg
Departs From
Alice Springs

Tour Description

Experience a land of spiritual significance and natural wonders on this 4 day adventure into Australia's Red Centre. Search for native wildlife while hiking the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Learn about the geological forces that gave rise to the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Hear of indigenous connections to Uluru during a Mala cultural interpretative walk and explore the creeks, gorges and gullies of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

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. First stop for the day is a working outback camel farm, where you’ll have the chance to lope through the outback on a ‘ship of the desert’. 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 a glass of champagne as you watch the Rock's colours change as the sun sets behind it, throwing magnificent colours into the sky. Then, as evening begins, it’s time to tuck into our famous 1,000 Star Dinner: an outdoor candlelit feast of delicious food and wines.

Note: 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 sunset drinks, 1000 Star Dinner, Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise

It’s an early rise today but seeing Australia is what you came for, right? After watching a fiery outback sun rear up over the world’s biggest rock get a real sense of the rock’s scale on an unguided walk around its base. Then learn about the cultural significance of this iconic landform on a cultural interpretative walk with an indigenous guide. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park.

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 interactive Indigenous experience
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kings Canyon rim walk

The centrepiece attraction of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon; a humungous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls hundreds of metres high. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rockpools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous sites – the Lost City, Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre and North and South Walls. Then it’s lunch, rest, Then it’s lunch, rest, and off we head toward Glen Helen where we camp this evening.

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

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities: Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The Western MacDonnell Ranges

This morning, we will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00am and journey watch the Australian wilds waking up on a morning drive out to the West MacDonnell Ranges. Reaching this national park, 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. See the colours of the ranges change as the sun starts its descent.

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

Included Activities: Western MacDonnell Ranges
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Note: · Itineraries may also vary and/or attractions substituted due to other seasonal conditions, traditional owner and national park requirements.

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4 Day Red Centre Adventure Camping in Comfort (starts & ends Alice Springs)

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Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.