Red Centre Australia: Uluru to Alice Springs

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    Watch the ever-changing colours of Uluru at sunset | Sydney to Uluru

    Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the world's great natural wonders

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    Hike to amazing lookout points in King's Canyon | Travel Nation

    Hike to amazing lookout points in King's Canyon

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    Look out for red kangaroos around Alice Springs | Travel Nation

    Look out for red kangaroos around Alice Springs

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    Drive for miles along the Northern Territory's dirt roads

    Drive for miles along the Northern Territory's dirt roads

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    Visit a camel farm en-route to Uluru | photo credit: Tourism NT

    Try a camel ride through Australia's Red Centre

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    Sunset over Kata Tjuta, NT | Phot credit 80kph Combilife and Tourism NT

    Watch the sunset over Kata Tjuta National Park | Credit: Tourism NT

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    Uluru is a must-see!

    Uluru is a must-see!

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    Explore the amazing landscape of King's Canyon | Travel Nation

    Explore the amazing landscape of King's Canyon

Trip ideas

Duration(in days): 4

From: Uluru (Ayers Rock)

To: Alice Springs



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing)

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    This 4-day trip from Uluru to Alice Springs takes you on a journey through the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia. Home to the most culturally significant landmark in the country and the hub of Aboriginal culture, Uluru is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to Australia. Combine this Red Centre Australia experience with a trip to Darwin and the Northern Territory or tag it onto an east coast holiday for a perfect ‘culture & beach’ combination.    

    This trip includes a 2-night group tour, you will travel by 4WD & minibus and sleep overnight in a swag, exposed to the elements and sleeping by the light of the stars! There are many different ways to experience the Red Centre so if you would prefer a more upmarket camping option or would rather stay in hotels please speak to one of our consultants who will be able to help create your dream itinerary.       

    This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


    • Hear ancient Aboriginal stories and star gaze under the night sky
    • Experience a mesmerising sunset over Uluru
    • Walk through the ‘Valley of the Winds’ - a beautiful wilderness
    • Walk the rim of Kings Canyon and visit the Lost City and Garden of Eden


    Itinerary in brief:

    • 1 night Uluru
    • 1 night Kings Creek Station
    • 1 night Alice Springs


    Day 1: Arrive Uluru

    Arrive in Uluru (Ayers Rock) at lunchtime today where you will be collected by the tour bus to embark on your Red Centre Safari. This afternoon you will visit the Red Centre’s indigenous interpretive cultural centre. We have a chance to learn about the cultural, ecological, historical and geological significance of this very special national park.

    With the anticipation and excitement growing we make a short drive towards the base of Uluru as we begin to comprehend the sheer size and magnificence of the giant monolith, getting up close and personal to explore further. Walking to Mutitjulu waterhole we discover sacred rock art sites in family caves and hear the creation stories of Kuniya and Liru as we continue our base walk towards Kuniya Piti. From here we drive around sacred sites towards Kantju Gorge where we envisage the highest waterfall in Central Australia, (truly a spectacle to behold, even more so when raining) an elder’s cave and the world’s oldest pantry. 

    After exploring the world’s most impressive rock up close and personal, we retreat for panoramic views to witness one of the most incredible sunsets on the planet, all whilst having dinner cooked for you, to feed those hungry eyes.

    Day 2: Ayers Rocks & Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

    We wake early for a light breakfast and head off for a spectacular sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You thought Uluru was special and just when you think it couldn’t get any more majestic, we approach the stunning silhouette of Kata Tjuta.  Here we set off on a hike through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge marvelling at the mighty conglomerate rock formations. After exploring Kata Tjuta, we make our way towards Kings Canyon region just in time to experience a glorious outback sunset followed by a hearty meal around the campfire.

    Day 3: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

    We head off early to explore the mighty Kings Canyon (Watarrka) venturing into the ancient landscape and sacred grounds of the Ulpanyali and Lilla people. Arriving at the jewel in the crown at the center of Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) we find ourselves surrounded by towering 100-metre cliff faces, views of sandstone chasms and jaw-dropping backdrops that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Grab your water, hat, and sturdy shoes as we set off on foot to explore (the most seasonally applicable part of) the canyon in more detail. After a well-earned rest, you can now enjoy some downtime as the bus meanders its way to Alice Springs for your final night.

    Day 4: Depart Alice Springs

    Depart at any time today, we have included a transfer to take you from your hotel to the airport to connect with your onward flight.        


    This trip can operate year round, however, please note that it will be very hot in the Red Centre during December. The Red Centre has a semi-arid climate; between December and February, temperatures range between 20c and 35c and in winter temperatures range between 3c and 20c. Autumn is a good time to visit the Red Centre with warm days and cool nights.

    The camping tour departs daily excluding the 1st January. 

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    What's included
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 nights’ camping & 1 nights in a hotel)
    • All transport
    • Meals as mentioned (2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner)
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
    Not included
    • International flights
    • Any meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities