Day 1 (Lunch, Dinner)
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early at 5.45am, there's time for introductions and a chat while we finalise ticketing and hit the road for five fantastic days of adventure and fun. (For those commencing the tour at Uluru we will collect you from the airport or Ayers Rock Resort)
The first part of the day is spent driving to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park with a few stops along the way for refreshments, a camel ride or a chance to purchase some Aboriginal paintings or artifacts. We break for lunch at our bush camp, situated amongst desert oak trees at the base of a large sand dune within Ayers Rock Resort.
The afternoon is devoted to enjoying the sites of Uluru, including a full base walk, a chance to climb or if you wish you can join the Aboriginal guided Kuniya Walk +. We’ll also visit the Cultural Centre where you can learn about the Tjukurpa (Aboriginal law / religion). Please note that the Kuniya Walk is in place of doing the base walk or climbing Uluru for clients that give priority to having a direct indigenous experience on tour.
It's then time to view the magnificent sunset on Uluru accompanied with a glass or two of sparkling wine before returning to the campsite for a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and time to sit back to contemplate the day's events.
* Stuarts Well
* Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
* Mt Connor (view)
* Ayers Rock Resort
* Cultural Centre
* Base Walk/Climb or Kuniya Walk
* Sunset at Uluru
Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After watching the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from a lookout close to our campsite, it's breakfast and off to Kata Tjuta for a 7km hike through the magnificent "Valley of the Winds". After a leisurely lunch and a stop at the Resort for fuel and supplies, we head to Curtin Springs Cattle Station.
Arriving in mid afternoon, we stop at a typical working cattle station before we travel to Kings Creek Station for our second nights bush camp. Our campsite at Kings Creek is miles from the crowds, which is where the feeling of Wayoutback really starts to take hold. After a campfire dinner it's time to kick back and be mesmerised by the millions of stars on display.
* Uluru / Kata Tjuta Sunrise
* Kata Tjuta
* Ayers Rock Resort
* Curtin Springs Station
* Kings Creek Station
Day 3 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
It's a leisurely start to the day before we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre and the Lost City as well as taking time for a cool refreshing swim in the tranquil "Garden of Eden" if you wish.
After Watarrka we’re off to 4-wheel drive across the Ernest Giles Road, where you’ll be shaken but not stirred! We now cross the famous Hugh River Stock Route on our way to Oak Valley Aboriginal Community where you can relax and enjoy the evening joined by one of our Aboriginal Hosts who will share a few tales over the campfire set in beautiful surroundings.
* Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
* 4 x 4 Driving
* Hugh River Stock Route
* Oak Valley Aboriginal Community
Day 4 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Morning is at its best just as the sun starts to rise followed with a hearty breakfast and a fresh pot of coffee. We now spend the morning checking out the sights of Oak Valley including Rock Paintings and carvings with your Aboriginal Host. Departing the area, we head back along the Hugh River Stock Route taking a short cut across Owen Springs Reserve cutting into the West MacDonnell Ranges. Stopping at Ormiston Gorge we will hike the "Ghost Gum Walk" and take a swim in the beautiful surrounding rock pools for those keen. After a visit to Glen Helen later in the day we then stop at our next bush camp for another night under our magnificent southern stars!
* Hugh River Stock Route
* Owen Springs Reserve
* Ormiston Gorge
* Glen Helen
* Bush Camp
Day 5 (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breaking camp we head off around Namatjira Drive stopping at Tyler's Pass to view Gosse Bluff (comet crater) along the way. From this point it's on towards Hermannsburg, an Historic Lutheran Mission established in 1877. On arrival at Hermannsburg we'll visit the heritage precinct where you can explore the historic buildings and grounds+.
Departing Hermannsburg we lock in the hubs and 4-wheel drive into Palm Valley. After lunch we'll go for a hike through this picturesque valley discovering some of its hidden treasures. After our hike it's back into the vehicle and off home to Alice Springs. We'll have you back in Alice early evening and meet later for a few more quiet drinks and to farewell new found friends.
* Gosse Bluff (view)
* Hermannsberg Aboriginal Community
* Palm Valley
* Alice Springs
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