“Get a taste of Australia’s rugged but ever-so-scenic Outback on this four-day journey from Uluru to Alice Springs. Watching the sun set and then rise over the world’s biggest rock is about as iconically Australian as experiences come. Encounter indigenous lore and legends on a guided cultural interpretative walk around the rock and gain an enhanced respect for how a people could possibly survive in such an inhospitable environment. Then explore the spectacular desert landscapes of Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the West McDonnell Ranges before finishing the adventure in Alice Springs. When it comes to sensational landscapes and fascinating cultures, the mighty Red Centre really is a land of plenty.”
Intrepid Trip Notes
I really had no idea what to expect on this trip, except that Uluru was a giant rock in the middle of the desert with nothing else for miles around. I had always wanted to visit the Australian outback and Uluru/Ayers Rock was a must see. Intrepid were advertising discounted trips because flights were now available direct to Ayers Rock, which meant that you no longer needed to drive the 450km from Alice Springs. My friend Carmella and her husband Boon Li had moved to Sydney and wanted to visit as much as they could while they were there, so it didn’t take much convincing to get them to join me on this trip.
Uluru IS a giant rock in the middle of the desert with nothing else for miles around BUT with a bit of travelling there is so much more to see and it is absolutely spectacular. Who knew that you could take 400 photos of rocks in 4 days! Over the next few posts I will share photos (not 400, I promise) and stories of our adventures in the outback.
The trip that I went on was the 4 Day Red Centre Safari PAY4C which was a joint Intrepid Travel and Australian Adventures tour but there were lots of other different similar trips of different lengths and styles for you to choose from. It is a great area to visit, with plenty to see and do, but remember that the distances are huge.
For this and other similar trips see:
Peregrine Adventures (Comfort and independent tours)
Geckos Adventures (for 18 to 30s)
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