5 Day Darwin to Uluru or Reverse from $575
Travel express from Darwin to Uluru and see the red centre icons without the price tag! Hike the ‘Valley of the Winds’ at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), watch the colours of ‘The Rock’ change at sunset and sunrise, learn about Aboriginal Culture, explore Kings Canyon and swag under the stars.
Trip length: 5 Days
Group size: 21
Start: Alice Springs or DarwinDaily
End: Darwin or Alice Springs
Vehicle: Air Conditioned Coaster bus
Day 1 and 2: Greyhound Bus
Departs Daily from the Darwin Bus terminal 11:40am and arrives in Alice Springs the next day at 9:15am.
Overnight dorm with share facilities included.
Day 3 - Alice Springs to Kings Canyon
You will be picked up from your Alice Springs accommodation at 6 am. Our first destination is Kings Canyon in Wattarka National Park. Enjoy a guided three hour hike through the weathered sandstone domes of the ‘Lost City’, pass the remains of an ancient sea bed and follow the path down to the ‘Garden of Eden’ - a hidden waterhole with lush vegetation and wildlife.Next we drive to Curtin Springs, a working cattle station on the Lasseter Highway, 85 kilometres from Uluru. This is where we set up camp for the night as your guide prepares a healthy camp-oven dinner. Relax around the fire then curl up in your swag and fall asleep looking up at the millions of stars in central Australia’s clear night sky. (L D)
Day 4 - Curtin Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
This morning we drive to the amazing site of Kata Tjuta. Feel the spiritual significance of the place as we walk through the towering domes in the Valley of the Winds and listen to your guide tell stories about the land and show you some bush tucker along the way.After the hike we have lunch then head to the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you can learn more about the cultural significance of the region and listen to tales from the ‘Tjukurpa’ dreamtime.In the evening, we watch the spectacular sunset over Uluru and enjoy a hearty dinner. We spend tonight at our Uluru campground, fully quipped with toilets and showers. (B L D)
Day 5 - Uluru to Alice Springs
Wake up early to watch an unforgettable sunrise at Uluru - the world’s largest rock formation. Today you have the option to do a guided base walk around Uluru or you may choose to climb. On the guided walk you will see interesting sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal cave paintings.We stop on the way home for an optional camel ride at the Uluru camel farm. From here we drive arrive back to Alice Springs arriving at about 5:30 pm. You have time to freshen up and head out for dinner on an agreed time and place with your guide and new friends. (B L)
We Provide: Greyhound bus Pass, all meals as stated, Expierenced Guide and Air Conditioned Transport, National Park Entry camping equipment and accommodation pickup.
You Bring: Hat, Towel, Swimwear, change of clothes, warm clothing in winter (May - Sep), comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, camera, sleeping bag (can hire for $15).
Luggage limit is 15kg applies in a soft bag or backpack. Passengers are allowed to bring alcohol as long as there is no glass. Excess baggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
It is your responsibility to advise if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.