4 Day Red Centre Kings Canyon West MacDonnell from Alice Springs | La Vacanza Travel

4 Day Red Centre Kings Canyon West MacDonnell from Alice Springs

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Australia, Northern Territory, Alice Springs
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  • 4 days
  • Alice Springs
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Four days, exploring four iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and Tjoritja West MacDonnell Ranges) all wrapped up in one tour. This small group adventure encompasses the very best the Red Centre has to offer. There is a very good reason why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.  In 1987, the international community recognized the park's spectacular geological formations, rare plants, and exceptional natural beauty. A few of the highlights include exploring Ormiston Gorge, Ochre Pits and Ellery Creek Big Hole, hiking through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge, and exploring Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kuniya Piti, and Kantju Gorge.

We provide two different sleeping options at our permanent campsites, with twin share safari tents, or you can try out a traditional swag experience. (canvas-covered bedroll)

This tour starts and finishes in Alice Springs only, please advise us of your accommodation at the time of booking.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Stop At: Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory
On our way to Ayers Rock from Alice Springs, we stop off at the Mt Connor lookout (false Uluru) for a view of the mighty red mountain and Curtin Springs for a toilet stop before turning in to our campground for lunch. Following lunch, we make our way to the Aboriginal cultural centre of the Red Centre. Cultural, ecological, historical, and geological aspects of this park are fascinating to learn about. We are blown away by Uluru's sheer size and magnificence after a short drive, which we are able to experience up close and personal for the first time. We visit sacred rock art sites and hear creation stories of Kuniya and Liru during our base walk to Kuniya Piti.  During our journey through Kantju Gorge, we visit sacred sites, the highest waterfalls in Central Australia, an elders' cave, and one of the world's oldest pantry.  We retreat to the panoramic viewpoint in the afternoon for one of the most stunning sunsets on earth after seeing the world's largest rock up close and personal. 
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:


Accommodation included: Staying at Ayers Rock Coach Campground (Uluru), 2 fare options:
a) Twin Share Safari Tents
b) Single Swag Camping

Day 2: Day 2: Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon

Stop At: Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, Kata Tjuta Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
In the morning we wake up early and have a light breakfast before heading to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a spectacular sunrise. When you think Uluru couldn't get any more majestic than it already is, you just can't help but think when you approach Kata Tjuta, with its stunning silhouette, that it could get any more stunning. Here, we embark on a hiking adventure through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge admiring the mighty conglomerate rock formations along the way. In the afternoon we move away from Kata Tjuta to the Kings Canyon region so that we can enjoy a magnificent outback sunset followed by a hearty meal around the campfire after a day exploring Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Staying at Kings Creek Station (Kings Canyon), with 2 fare options:
a) Twin Share Safari Tents
b) Single Swag Camping

Day 3: Day 3: Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell Ranges

Stop At: Kings Canyon, Kings Canyon, Red Centre, Northern Territory
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 centre 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. Rest up in the bus as we head back up north, passing through Alice Springs and heading out towards the West MacDonnell Ranges for an evening of stargazing at our bush camp.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Staying at West MacDonnell Ranges (Glen Helen), with 2 fare options:
a) Twin Share Safari Tents
b) Single Swag Camping

Day 4: Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs

Stop At: Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, 7km from Alice Springs Along Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory Australia
Known traditionally as Angkerle Atwatye, meaning “Gap of Water”, Standley Chasm is a 3-metre-wide, 80-metre-high gorge amongst the West MacDonnell Ranges. At dawn, we hope to spot the native wildlife as we enjoy breakfast and look forward to the day ahead. Tracking west you are welcome to enjoy a dip in Ellery Creek Bighole, known traditionally as Udepata, surrounded by tall red cliffs and sandy Ellery Creek. Onwards to where massive geological forces created Ormiston Gorge's towering red walls. We journey back through Alice Springs, where we can admire the views before our final stop featuring the Tjoritja West MacDonnell region, Simpsons Gap, where several dreaming trails and stories cross. Featuring a permanent waterhole this is also an ideal place to spot resident wildlife. We drive you back to Alice Springs after four days of exploring the best of central Australia's natural icons so that you can relax and reminisce about your four days in the wilderness.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:


No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Accredited outback driver guide
  • On board drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Guided bush walks* (*up to 10-12 km of walking, subject to fitness level)
  • Bed linen, mattress and pillow provided (Safari Tent option)
  • Traditional Bush Single Swag (Swag option)
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks pass included
  • Standley Chasm Gorge pass included
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Kata Tjuta - The Olgas

Exclusions
  • Any meal, not indicated within the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Prior to booking, we strongly recommend guests purchase personal travel insurance.
  • Child policy 8 years old and over, not suitable for children 7 years old and under.
  • This itinerary may vary to adapt to seasonal changes and occasionally spots in the parks close or do not allow swimming. As safety is our top priority we plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
  • A moderate to advance level of fitness is required to complete the walks.
  • Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing.
  • This tour ends in Alice Springs only.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Stay at Alice Springs Hotel, 11 Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia


Departure Time

06:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 days


User's Reviews

KA_D

31 Jan, 2024

This was a fantastic trip. Including all the classic tourist stops between Alice Springs and Uluru. Our guide was on time, well organized, very knowledgable, kind, funny and safety conscious. We did a lot of hikes no more than 2-3 hours each day in the desert visiting very beautiful and special spots. The food was simple fare and plenty prepared by the guide, customers washed their own dishes. Camping was simple, but adequate in tents or in a swag on the ground. In January it is very hot so we had to hike very early to walk before the heat got bad. There is a lot of driving between places, but the guide stopped each hour or two at a gas station for a stretch and toilet break, but it's a 5 hour drive no matter how you drive it from Alice Springs to Uluru. I found it to be a special visit and a suerr fun group to be with.

Kai G

28 Dec, 2023

Wow, wonderfull outback with all kinds of animals, mountants, roads, people, sun, weather, slepping, storys, culture... 3 most remabale: At Uluru 1000s of brids all round us; Kings Caves climbing ontop; sleeping under sky full of stars :)

E3610YRlaural

26 Dec, 2023

This is by far the best tour I have ever been on. The environment was absolutely stunning. The sunrise on King's Canyon is one of the most special things I have ever seen! Special shout-out to Shearna, whose enthusiasm, energy, organisation and knowledge were greatly appreciated! Federico, who also joined us on tour, had some really interesting additions to Shearna's stories as well. Would 100% recommend booking this tour!

Andrew_W

13 Dec, 2023

Kings canyon rim walk and the Olga’s walk were amazing. Campsites were comfortable and fun. Long journey (7.5 hrs) in bus 1st day, picking up other tourists from hotels and airport. We hadn’t realised group was going to be so large, 21, this is a lot for one guide who is driving, cooking and guiding.

Missharrison1

24 Nov, 2023

This tour well and truly exceeded my expectations. Damien was an excellent guide, with such thorough knowledge and stories, he always went above and beyond. Accommodation was great, and spotless. The safari tent option was perfect for me with little camping experience. I traveled solo but never felt alone, the group was lovely, and being able to cook together and sit around the campfire was amazing. 100% would recommend, covered all the key locations in the red centre that I would have missed out on if I went alone, Kings Canyon was the highlight and shouldn’t be missed!

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