Outback Camping Adventure

5 Day Small Group Adventure from Alice Springs to Alice Springs with Intrepid

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Intrepid's 5 Day Outback Camping Adventure. This small group tour is your chance to meet the outback on your own terms. No set itinerary, no rushing around to pre-established timeframes , just you, your small group, and a well-versed...read more

     
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Small Group Adventure Starts In
Starts In
Alice Springs
Small Group Adventure Ends In
Ends In
Alice Springs
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
16
Max Group Size
16
Adventure Tour
Trip Style
Adventure Tour
Short Break
Trip Style
Short Break
Camping
Trip Style
Camping
Leisurely
Trip Pace
Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Australia
Trip Operated By:
Intrepid
Intrepid
50 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Alice Springs to Uluru
Kick off your Australian Outback adventure in either Alice Springs or Yulara. Make tracks across the sunburnt plains to the captivating domes of Kata Tjuta. These massive red rock formations are believed to be 500 million years old. Continue to Australia’ most iconic landmark, Uluru, arriving in time to witness a magical sunset. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you watch Uluru change colours, then continue to your camp, where a hearty dinner awaits. Total driving time: about five and a half hours Total walking time: about one hour
2 Uluru Sunrise
Wake early to catch an unforgettable Uluru sunrise, then get a closer look at this massive sandstone monolith on an unguided walk around its base. After your stroll, walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole, where you will be met by an Anangu guide. Your guide will shed insight into the ancient rock etchings and the stories they tell, as well as the traditions of the land’s Traditional Owners. Next, visit the nearby Cultural Central to browse its extensive collection of Aboriginal arts and crafts. After a local lunch, set off on a three-hour drive to your exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park. (Kings Canyon). Get acquainted with your surroundings, enjoy an on-site dinner and settle in for the night. Total driving time: about three and a half hours Today walking time: about two hours
3 Kings Canyon
After breakfast, pull on your hiking shoes and set off to explore Kings Canyon. Plunging 270 metres/885 feet to the canyon floor, walking its rim reveals incredibly beautiful sandstone formations carved by wind and water. Discover its Amphitheatre, Lost City, North and South Walls and the surprisingly lush Garden of Eden, which owes its cycads and plant life to a permanent waterhole down in the canyon. After lunch, there’s time to relax for a bit before heading along an iconic Red Centre dirt track to the Western McDonnell Ranges. Your destination: the permanent campsite at Glen Helen, where you’ll spend the night. Today driving time: about five hours Today walking time: about three hours
4 Western MacDonnell Ranges
Spend the afternoon exploring the Outback scenery of the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Visit one of the most photographed places in the Red Centre – Ormiston Gorge. Keep your eyes peeled for wallabies while admiring the colourful, sweeping walls surrounding its waterhole. Continue to Ellery Creek Big Hole, a popular spot for a refreshing dip. After a satisfying day spent exploring the MacDonnell Ranges, your tour leader will find a suitable place to set up your bush camp for the night. Total driving time: about 45 minutes Total walking distance: up to 10 kilometres/6. 2 miles
5 Eastern MacDonnell Ranges / Alice Springs
Often overlooked for its western counterpart, the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges just might be one of the Outback’s best kept secrets. This is the home of the Arrernte people, the Traditional Owners of the land. Learn about their caterpillar dreamtime story on a short walk to Emily Gap, an important spiritual site to the Arrernte containing galleries of ancient rock paintings. Drive to Trephina Gorge, where you’ll set off on a one-hour guided walk to see its quartzite cliffs and rich birdlife. Afterwards, it’s time for lunch; grab a bite at the historical Ross River Homestead before continuing to the ‘Ghost Town’ of Arltunga where you’ll learn about the mistaken gemstone that lead to a mining rush here in 1887, and also precipitated its abandonment. After exploring the best of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, it’s on to Alice Springs where your Outback adventure ends upon arrival in the late afternoon.

Intrepid Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Witnessing an Uluru sunset is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Have your camera ready when taking in this spectacular sight.
  • Spend two days exploring the sites of the MacDonnell Ranges, both East and West: Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek, Simpsons Gap and Rainbow Valley.
  • Armed with a flexible itinerary and a knowledgeable local leader, this itinerary allows you to discover the Red Centre at your own pace.
  • Local Aboriginal guides will provide ample insight into their culture, history and relationship to the land. Gain insight into the ancient rock painting near the Mutitjulu Waterhole by Uluru and learn about the Arrernte people's caterpillar dreamtime story at Emily Gap.
  • Admire the breathtaking formations of Kata Tjuta, which are believed to be about 500 million years old. 
  • Spend the evenings camping in stunning Outback settings.
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
  • Hostel / hotel (1 night)
  • Bush camp (1 night)
Included Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts included
  • 5 Lunches included
  • 4 Dinners included
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

Reviews (1)

5 Day Outback Camping Adventure reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Central Australia by 4WD and Under 1 Million Stars”
- QLD, Australia Mar 2019 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

What can I say, first of all Global Journeys makes this process really easy. Second of all this trip was amazing. I saw everything I wanted to see, was fed every day, had a place to sleep and have so many photos to remind me of my adventure. If you don't mind roughing it a little, this is the perfect tour for you.

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