A combination of camping and bunk house accommodation including staying underground at Coober Pedy. Travel via the Flinders Ranges, salt lakes and the Red Centre icons of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
|ADELAIDE < > ALICE SPRINGS
|TOUR CODE: PAASE7
DAY 1 :: ADELAIDE TO QUORN
DAY 2 :: FLINDERS RANGES & WILPENA POUND
DAY 3 :: QUORN TO COOBER PEDY
DAY 4 :: COOBER PEDY TO MARLA
|DAY 5 :: MARLA TO ULURU
From Marla, we cross the Northern Territory border and arrive at the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) will fascinate you, and you will discover some of the secrets of this ancient landform during the Valley of the Winds hike. You’ll be mesmerised as the desert sun sets over Uluru, and as the night grows darker, curl up in your swag (Aussie bedroll) under millions of stars. (BLD)DAY 6 :: ULURU TO KATA TJUTA & KINGS CANYON
It’s an early start this morning, but you’ll be rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the morning’s fresh (and your legs are too!) enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as you take a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter). Explore the many caves of the Mala people, learning how they lived and prepared for ceremonies. Your Aboriginal guide will also share the sensitive story of the Mala people who lived at Uluru with their friend the Itjaritjari (marsupial mole). There is also a visit to sacred Kantju Gorge, a quiet water hole at the base of a dramatic rock face. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the night. (BLD)DAY 7 :: KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon as we 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, before we make our way to Alice Springs. (BL)
|Adult $995 ($AUD)
MAX PEOPLE – 24
Valid till 31 March 2015
|Hikes up to 6-8kms per day.
|Maximum 24 front facing seats, air-conditioned vehicle.
|Permanently erected tents (multi-share), permanent cooking facilities and purpose-built fire pits, screened eating areas, share showers and toilets.
Dorm or Twin/Double rooms with shared facilities
|Safaris must be reconfirmed by 4.00pm the day before travel. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements. Luggage limit of 15 kg applies – backpack or soft bag.