5 Day Best of The Red Centre
- Duration: 111 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory
- Product code: 5 Day Best of The Red Centre
Day 1: Kings Canyon (Meals - L, D)
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 5:30am, first destination Kings Canyon. Enjoy a guided 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City. Visit the many Amphitheatres, North & South Walls and the beautiful Garden of Eden. Next stop, Curtin Springs where we set up our bush camp. Your guide will prepare a healthy camp-oven dinner. Relax around the fire then curl up in your cozy swag under a million stars.
Day 2: Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset (Meals - B, L, D)
Feel the spiritual significance on your guided walk through to the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. Be shown bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the afternoon where you can listen to tales from the ‘Tjukurpa’ Dreamtime. We spend the evening enjoying dinner at the spectacular Sunset over Uluru. Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour. We spend this night at the Ayers Rock Campground with toilets and showers.
Day 3: Uluru Sunrise (Meals - B,L)
Take in a memorable Uluru Sunrise over the World’s Largest Rock. You then have time to complete an Uluru Base Walk around Uluru. You will see beautiful sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings. We stop on the way home for an optional Camel Ride at the Camel Farm. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm and stay 1 night at the YHA Alice Springs (6 share dorm). Back to civilization, get cleaned up and we meet later with your Guide for dinner and a couple of beers at The Rock Bar (optional extra).
Day 4: Full Day Palm Valley (Meals - L)
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 7:15am. Traveling through the West MacDonnell Ranges we make our way to the historic Precinct of Hermannsburg for morning tea. Here we take time to inspect the historic buildings, displays and the magnificent Namatjira Gallery. Leaving Hermannsburg we travel along the ancient Finke River bed to Palm Valley. Along the way discover the Amphitheatre from Kalarranga lookout before an inspiring drive into Cycad Gorge. Its then time for a picnic lunch in Cycad Gorge followed by a walk amongst the relict palm. In the late afternoon we return to Alice Springs watching the fading light reflecting of the Mac Donnell Ranges. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm and stay 1 night at the YHA Alice Springs (6 share dorm)
Day 5: Full Day West Mac Donnell Ranges (Meals - L)
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 7.45am. Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the deep red cleft of Standley Chasm, the mystique of Ellery Creek Big Hole, the cultural significance of the Ochre pits and awesome Ormiston Gorge. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a ploughmans lunch at Glen Helen. See the immense cliffs of quartzite at Simpsons Gap, a haven for a colony of black footed rock wallabies. You will return to Alice Springs at 5pm and finish the tour.
The 3 day Rock Tour departs Alice Springs Daily at 5:30am.
The 1 day Palm Valley Tour departs 3 times a week from Alice Springs at 7.15am. Please email email@example.com to check availability for the 1 day tour. (Please note Palm Valley is not available from January - March)
The 1 day West Mac Donnell Ranges Tour departs daily from Alice Springs at 7.45am.
We supply: All meals as stated, transport, air conditioned comfortable 21 seat buses, fun and experienced tour guide, swags and camping equipment.
Extra Information: Uluru Park Fee is $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Children under 16 years old. We have summer sleeping bags (November - April) and winter sleeping bags (May - October) warm and cosy -10 degree rated. You can hire a Sleeping bag for $20 per person.
Terms: Please phone The Rock Tour 1800 246 345 when you arrive in Alice Springs to confirm your pick up location and time for both the Rock Tour & 1 day Palm Valley day tour. When you arrive into Alice Springs, please call into The Rock Tour Travel Shop - 78 Todd Street in the main street to confirm your tour booking and get 30 minutes FREE Internet.
The Rock Tour Cancellation Fee: The Rock Tour reserves the right to amend itineraries, change carriers & apply surcharges without notice. It is strongly recommended that you have your own personal travel insurance. Cancellation fees are charged at 100% if within 24 hours from departure, 50% if between 24 – 48 hrs and 25% at other times. We accept no responsibility for any injury, illness or other such accident sustained while on tour. We accept no liability for lost or stolen property. There will be no refunds in case of mechanical breakdown or weather conditions and we cannot guarantee pick up & drop off times. Customers need to be aware that we operate in extreme temperature and remote areas and act according to instructions from our tour guides.
The Palm Valley and West Mac Donnell Ranges Day Tours are run by a local Alice Springs company. Third Party Cancellation fees differ from that of The Rock Tours. Please contact chosen company for more details regarding their cancellation fees.