Intrepid Connections – 4 Day Central Explorer

Incl 3 Nights Camp Site Accommodation
Location: Alice Springs
Day 1:
An Intrepid Connections vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a four day Central Explorer camping safari. Depart from Alice Springs and head south stopping for a short visit at the Outback Camel Farm (rides at own expense) and then travel to Yulara and your permanent campsite for lunch. The afternoon is spent exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock), a World Heritage listed area. Jo in your knowledgeable guide for a base tour of Uluru, exploring ancient caves where Aboriginal paintings can be seen, and learn about the oldest culture in the world. At sunset, appreciate the spectacular colour changes of Uluru. Later return to camp for a traditional Aussie meal. After dinner, relax around the camp under starry desert skies. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Ayers Rock. (L, D)
Day 2: It’s an early rise for an exciting morning with breathtaking views of sunrise at Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas). Get your walking shoes on for an 8 kilometre hike through the spectacular Valley of the Winds, home to the mythical corkwood-tree woman. Learn about the fauna and flora native to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta region and the extensive fire management practices which are employed in the national park. Wander amongst the red domes and through the winding creek beds of Walpa Gorge. Return to camp for lunch. This afternoon, travel through red sand dune and desert oak country to Kings Canyon where optional activities are abundant. Tonight, try a traditional “camp oven” dinner, cooked in the coals of the fire. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite in the Kings Creek region. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Within the imposing Kings Canyon, discover the Lost City and Garden of Eden on a 7 kilometre hike, with plenty of photo opportunities. Admire the towering walls, crevices and plateau of Watarrka National Park. After a picnic lunch, make tracks to Hermannsburg – a mission famous for it’s Aboriginal art and crafts – to learn about the life of renowned Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira. There is time to visit the Heritage Museum to learn a bit more about the history of this community. Drive through the sands of the Red Centre to Wallace Rockhole Aboriginal community and your overnight camp. Overnight accommodation in permanent campsite at Wallace Rockhole. (B, L, D)
Day 4: This morning join your local guide and visit Wallace Rockhole to view Aboriginal rock art and to learn about the Aboriginal culture (seasonal). Participate in an Aboriginal Dot Painting Class, learning and practising some of the traditional techniques used in the arts and crafts. Explore some of the Western MacDonnell Ranges’ highlights such as Standley Chasm and Simpson Gap, enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings, and do some hiking to possibly spot rock wallabies. Commence the return journey to Alice Springs. Tour concludes at approximately 5.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B, L)
From $2119 per couple