4 Days 3 Nights Tour $880

Culture, Wildlife & Icons

4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure includes them all!

 Cultural Experience

Enjoy a Mala cultural interpretative walk at Uluru

Sleeping & Camping

Permanent tented camp or sleep under the stars in an Aussie swag!

 Eco-Certified Eco-Tourism Award:

Eco Certified Advanced Eco-Tourism Operator

 Departures:

Alice Springs & Yulara - Daily

About
Why we love a 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure

Enter a land of great natural beauty and profound spiritual significance on this 4 Day Red Centre camping adventure into Australia's desert heart. Search for native wildlife while hiking the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Learn about the geological forces that gave rise to the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Hear of indigenous connections to Uluru during a Mala cultural interpretative walk and explore the the creeks, gorges and gullies of the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Your 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure will include the following highlights;

  • Join an Indigenous Guide on a Mala walk around the base of Uluru, an experience exclusive to Adventure Tours on your 4 day Red Centre Camping Adventure
  • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand
  • Sleep under the stars of the Red Centre in your true Aussie Swag
  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru
  • Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback
  • Traverse the immense landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges and keep an eye out for an abundance of wildlife
  • Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon
  • Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal communities on guided nature walks - exclusive to Adventure Tours on this 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure

4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure
4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure Tour

Itinerary
4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure Inclusions
  • 4 Days 3 Nights Guided Tour
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee 
  • 1000 Star Dinner 
  • Mala cultural interpretative walk 
  • Uluru Cultural Centre 
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Meals: 2x Breakfast | 4x Lunch | 2x Dinner
  • Permanent, tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights)
  • Sleeping Under the Red Centre Stars
4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru

Melbourne might have the arts scene and Sydney the beaches, but Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand Australia proper. Approximately 70% of the Australian continent is classed as arid or semi-arid – and little old Alice Springs sits right in the middle of it all and your 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure begins. First stop for the day is a working outback camel farm, where you’ll have the chance to lope through the outback on a ‘ship of the desert’. Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes – you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. Sip on a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sky cast glorious colours over The Rock and then as evening begins, it’s time to tuck into our famous 1,000 Star Dinner: an outdoor candlelit feast of delicious food and wines.

Note: Total driving time is approximately five and a half hours. Total walking time is around an hour.

Accommodation;

  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities;

  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • 1000 Star Dinner

Meals Included;

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise

It’s an early rise on your 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure today but seeing Australia is what you came for, right? After watching a fiery outback sun rear up over the world’s biggest rock get a real sense of the rock’s scale on an unguided walk around its base. Then learn about the cultural significance of this iconic landform on a cultural interpretative walk with an indigenous guide. In their creation time stories, the Anangu’s ancestral beings the Mala settled here after being chased to the region by an evil dog-like creature called kurpany. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

Accommodation;

  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities;

  • Mala cultural interpretative walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Uluru Base Walk

Meals Included;

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3: Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Another iconic stop on your 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure and the centrepiece attraction of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon; a humungous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls hundreds of metres high. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rockpools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous sites – the Lost City, Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre and North and South Walls. Then it’s lunch, rest, and onward to our camp at Glen Helen in the Western MacDonnell Ranges.

Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.

Accommodation;

  • Hostel (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities;

  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Meals Included;

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4: Western MacDonnel Ranges

Watch the Australian wilds waking up on your 4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure morning drive through the West MacDonnell Ranges. We’ll follow the Waterhole trail through Ormiston Pound to Ormiston Gorge – a tranquil little rock pool surrounded by ochre-coloured rock walls and white-trunked eucalypts. Black-footed rock wallabies often pop down here for a drink, so keep those peepers peeled. Next up is Ellery Creek, where there’s the chance to cool off with a dip. Following lunch, it’s on to Simpsons Gap. Known as Rungutjirpa to the Arrernte people, this deep gorge, often partly filled with water, is associated with goanna, eagle and rock wallaby dreamings. If it takes your fancy, see the colours of the ranges change during sunset from atop a camel on an optional sunset ride.

The total driving time will be about 3 hours, and you will walk up to 10km.

Optional Activities (please pre-book);

  • Sunset Camel Ride (Adult) - AUD$70
  • Sunset Camel Ride (Child) - AUD$40

Meals Included;

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Departs/Returns:

Departs Alice Springs: from 6.00am - Daily

It is possible to start this tour in Uluru if you want to fly directly into Yulara and it is also possible to fly in on the morning of your tour. Pick up is approximately 1pm at Ayers Rock Resort.

Returns to Alice Springs: 6.00pm approx.

Eco-tourism
Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

6% of every tour sale is used to fund the purchase of threatened tropical forests worldwide creating nature reserves through our partner the World Land Trust where David Attenborough is it's long standing patron and staunch supporter.

This internationally recognised and highly regarded organisation has been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over 500,000 acres (2 million square km) of tropical forest and other threatened habitats through conservation projects around the globe.

Why is our conservation project so good?

The awesome thing about our project is that you become actively involved in the conservation effort too!

Funding happens when you book tours through Tree Hugger Travel and every time your cumulative total reaches AU$ 750, We fund the purchase of one thousand square meters of wildlife habitat.

You, our customer, made this happen therefore you get to choose which country project to support.

With every purchase we make, you, our customer, will receive a personalised certificate of appreciation and beautiful gift pack from the World Land Trust.

For more information check out our "Conservation Projects" page.

Overland Alice Springs to Adelaide (Adventure Tours Australia)

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

ECO CERTIFIED ADVANCED ECOTOURISM

Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

Important Info
Is a 4 Day Red Centre Adventure Right For You?
  • This is a camping trip for those who are looking for the basics. Simple facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback.
  • Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together. Group sizes can also be pretty big, so be prepared to share this experience with a bigger group than what you might be familiar with.
  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • This trip requires a sleeping bag.
  • Please arrange Sunset Camel Ride in advance (day 4 of trip)
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8.
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for - Please ask upon booking.
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant weather and other circumstances.
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
CANCELLATION POLICY
  • If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, the deposit paid will be retained and any administration fees
  • If you cancel between 15 and 30 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 Days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Bookings | Prices | Enquiries

Choose your options here and book the way you prefer;

4 Day Red Centre Camping Adventure - All Inclusive$880
 Upgrade: Beds, linen, electricity & fans.$1065
All National Park Fees included in Price
Minimum Age: 8 Years
Prices valid to 28th March 2019 and in Australian Dollars (AU$)
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