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6 Day Red Centre & Uluru Explorer

Uluru, Australia

Explore the best of Australia’s Red Centre on a culturally rich and naturally wonderful small group adventure.

Duration
Duration6 Days 5 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size16
Minimum Age
Minimum Age15+
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelModerate
Meals
MealsPartially Included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationDarwin to Alice Springs

6 Day Red Centre & Uluru Explorer Highlights

  • Get up to $220 cash back per person when you book with us

  • A 6-day Red Centre adventure through some of Australia's iconic landscapes

  • Watch an awe-inspiring Uluru sunset with snacks

  • Indulge in an Outback BBQ Dinner at Uluru

  • Take the Walpa Gorge walk at Kata Tjuta

  • Start the day right by watching the sunrise over Uluru

  • Do the Uluru Base Walk, around the whole circumference of the rock

  • See another Red Centre sunset with a Kings Canyon sunset viewing

  • Complete the challenging but inspiring Kings Canyon Rim Walk

  • Join a Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience in Watarrka National Park

  • See  Ellery Creek Big HoleOrmiston Gorge in Tjoritja-West Macdonnell National Park

  • Enjoy an Earth Sanctuary Dinner & Star Talk in Alice Springs

  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park pass

  • The services of an expert leader to join you each day

  • All accommodation: Permanent furnished tented camp, with shared facilities (2 nights), Hotel (3 nights)

  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

  • Transport: Private Vehicle

What to Expect

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For the first two nights of this trip, your accommodation is in a permanent tented camp. This isn't the most basic camping experience, as you'll have beds with bedding and linen, electricity, and cooling fans inside your tent. Please note that facilities are shared with others at the campsite, including toilets and shower blocks, which are a short walk from where you'll camp.

 

Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day, the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong), so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings, temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing, including to sleep in.

 

On some days of the trip, you'll spend many hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it's as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.

Due to limited vehicle space and strictly enforced road laws regarding weight limits, your main piece of luggage must be soft-sided and weigh no more than 15kg/33lb. You can also bring a day pack/bag to carry water, a camera, sunscreen, etc when you're exploring during the day. Please note that the Operator is unable to carry large suitcases, particularly hard/externally framed suitcases, as they are difficult to store and can damage equipment and other travellers' belongings.

 

ESSENTIALS

  • Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of light clothing and layers. Long shirts and pants are useful to protect against the harsh Australian sun. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Maybe bring a change of smart clothes for dinner in larger cities. Australia is pretty casual; shorts or a skirt and a top, with sandals, is our usual warm-weather wardrobe.
  • Comfortable, closed-in shoes. These will help protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grasslands and act as a protective barrier in the rare case of a bite or sting. A pair of sandals or thongs/flip-flops are great for the beach.
  • Sun protection – a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

RECOMMENDED

  • A spare pair of shoes that can get wet, along with two lightweight towels.
  • A pair of slip-on shoes/sandals that you can carry in your day pack for riding the bus and casual wear.
  • A headlamp or torch is recommended for around your accommodation at night.
  • Sleep sheet. If you are travelling during the hotter months, you may wish to pack a sleep sheet so you can be comfortable no matter what the weather.
  • Seasonal sleepwear. It may get very chilly overnight in colder months, so ensure you have something appropriate to sleep in to keep you warm.
  • Earplugs.
  • Binoculars for spotting wildlife.

 

Most trips have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. However, there are some days when there is no power at the campsites at all. It's recommended that you carry an extra battery or power bank for your phone/camera, just in case. Your vehicle will be equipped with a 12-volt "cigarette lighter" socket, which may be used at the crew's discretion; however, do bear in mind that only one piece of equipment can be charged at a time, and it will not be allowed if there is a risk of running the vehicle's batteries low. Batteries may also be recharged from hotel room wall sockets. Hotels and campsites may have sockets for guests to recharge personal items.

 

Try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables and use your hotel safe. It's also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden. It's strongly recommended that you photocopy all important documents, e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it much easier to obtain replacements if necessary.

While travelling, you'll experience the vast array of excellent food available in the world. Your group leader can suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally, not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule, the groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

 

Australia eats multi-culturally. Everything from meat pies to ramen, tacos, curries, rice and pasta are part of the national diet. Vegetarians and vegans are well-catered for in Australia, and most restaurants and cafes will have a good selection of vegetarian meals. Gluten and lactose-free diets are also well-catered for.

This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable fitness level. Some trips may have individual inclusions that may be of a higher physical rating compared to the overall rating of the trip. Please read the day-to-day itinerary carefully to find out more details on each day's activities and whether they suit you. Activities can be opted out of if you don't want to participate.

 

This trip includes walks and hikes around the major landmarks of this area. Please read the daily itinerary carefully for details. Walking is the best way to explore these stunning geological features in this otherwise flat landscape, so make sure you bring along comfortable walking shoes.

 

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