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Duration Four days
Operates Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sun
Destinations Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), West MacDonnell Ranges
Departs from Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departure/Pickup Instructions We pick up from all Alice Springs hotels and hostels, pick ups start from 05.55am or 1pm at Uluru Resort or Airport
Departure Time from 5.55am
Returns/Ends At 6.30 PM
Suitable for All ages, including children from 6 years or older, with a reasonable level of fitness.
Itinerary DAY 1: Alice Springs to Yulara
Departing Alice Springs, we head south, stopping for a short visit at the Outback Camel Farm (rides at own expense) and then heading straight to Yulara. It’s then onto our permanent campsite for lunch. The afternoon is spent exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock). Join your knowledgeable guide for a base tour of Uluru, exploring ancient caves where Aboriginal paintings can be seen, learning about the oldest culture in the world. At sunset, you will appreciate the spectacular colour changes of Uluru. Later we return to camp for a traditional Aussie meal.
Ayers Rock Resort Permanent Campsite
DAY 2: Yulara to Kings Creek
It’s an early rise for an exciting morning with breathtaking views of sunrise at Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas). Go for a walk to appreciate the beauty of the 36 magical domes and learn about unique fauna, flora and fire management of the national park. This afternoon, travel through red sand dune & desert oak country to Kings Creek Cattle Station where optional activities are abundant. Tonight, try a traditional “camp oven” dinner, cooked in the coals of the fire.
Kings Creek Permanent Campsite
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DAY 3: Wattarka National Park & Kings Canyon to Wallace Rockhole
This morning we visit breathtaking Watarrka National Park,home of Kings Canyon. There’s no rush as we hike around the canyon rim viewing sites like the “Lost City” and the “Garden of Eden”. After a picnic lunch, we head off on the famous Mereenie Loop Road towards the MacDonnell Ranges. In the afternoon, we stop at Hermannsburg – one of the most famous aboriginal missions and also home to well known artist Albert Namatjira. We then drive to Wallace Rockhole Aboriginal Community, our overnight camp.
Wallace Rockhole Aboriginal Community Permanent Campsite
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DAY 4: Wallace Rockhole to Alice Springs
This morning we join our local guide and visit the Rockhole to view Aboriginal rock art and to learn about the Aboriginal culture (seasonal). You’ll also participate in an Aboriginal Dot Painting Class, learning and practising some of the traditional techniques used in the arts and crafts. Today we’ll also explore some of the Western MacDonnell ranges’ highlights: Standley Chasm and Simpson Gap; enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings, and do some hiking where we may see rock wallabies. Later we’ll continue on to Alice Springs, arriving approx. 6.30pm.
Inclusions Pick up from Alice Springs accommodation. All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4, all transportation, services of a knowledgeable and friendly guide, accomm as specified (twin share), National Park Entrance Fee & all camping equipment (incl sleeping bag, pillow & towel)
Exclusions Items of a personal nature, insurance, alcohol, souvenirs, not listed above. We reserves the right to alter tours, vehicles and itineraries when necessary and without notice.
Single supplement applies for exclusive use of tent. No single supplement applies if you are happy to share with one other person of the same sex.
Note Intrepid booking Terms and Conditions can be found at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-intrepid/booking-conditions/au
Those aged over 70 or with pre existing medical conditions will be required to complete a Self Assessment form.
Fitness Level Reasonable level of fitness.
What To Bring Luggage is limited to a small soft bag and a day pack.
We suggest: shorts and t-shirts for daytime, lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for evenings, maybe a light sweater for cool evenings, hat, sunblock, comfortable walking shoes, swimming costume and towel, insect repellent, flash light, water bottle, extra film and all necessary personal items and medications. Please store large luggage and valuables in Alice Springs accommodation.
Child Policies Minimum age 8
Childrens rate applies to those 8/12 years.
Childrens Rate $806.00
Read reviews of 4 day Central Explorer (PAY4C) from other travellers:
The tour was very well organized and very interesting, thanks to a fantastic guide, Kardy I think his name was. He was so involved in the aboriginal people and culture and gave us a lot of information and he looked after us very well.
The airco in the bus broke down, which was horrible and after that we travelled in an old bus which caused me a lot of back pains, from which I still suffer.
Reviewed by: Anneke, December 2012
4 day Central Explorer (PAY4C)
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