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Cairns to Uluru (Ayers Rock) 7 Day Package

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7 Day Tour $890.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

This wonderful overland tour from the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns departure) to Australia's 'Red Centre' will take 7 days and include features like Millstream Falls, Porcupine Creek, Mala Cultural Interpretive Walk, Uluru Base Walk, Uluru Cultural Centre and a Kings Canyon Rim Walk. The price includes Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fees.

Travel in a 4WD vehicle, camp in the outback for 2 nights and stay in hostel accommodation for 4 nights. Meals include 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 4 dinners.


Day 1:  Your Reef to Rock adventure gets underway this morning with an early pick-up from your Cairns accommodation. First stop for the day is Hughenden, a small town situated on the banks of the Flinders River. For such a small town (at last count there was less than 1,200 residents), Hughenden actually has a fair few attractions to its name. A life-size statue of a Muttaburrasaurus occupies a roundabout (the town is home to the Hughenden Dinosaur Festival); there’s a Bullride and Race Day every September, and in 2008 Hughenden hosted the inaugural Hughenden Camel Endurance Challenge. Continuing up and into the Atherton Tablelands, enjoy a dip in Millstream Falls; then stop in at Lynd junction to check out Australia’s smallest pub. Explore the year-round waterholes and coloured sandstone cliffs of Porcupine Creek, plus the barren plains of outlying Porcupine Gorge, before settling down for the night in Hughenden (accommodated). L,D

**Note: Total driving time takes around six and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.

Day 2:  You’ll notice the scenery quickly starts to change the further west you go; the greenery of the bush giving way to the vast, rest dust horizons of the Outback. Pass through the town of Winton – birthplace of QANTAS and Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Mathilda – for a night spent in Boulia, rumoured hotspot of the mysterious Min Min Lights (accommodated). B,L,D

**Note: Total driving time takes around six hours.

Day 3: Prepare for a long day on the road as we continue our journey east. From here to Alice Springs the road is mostly dirt – this is a route through some of the world’s remotest countryside after all! (Accommodated this night). B,L (Dinner at own expense)

**Note: Total driving time takes around nine hours.

Day 4: Arriving in Alice, enjoy a day getting to know this rustic, Red Centre hub at your own pace. Pay a visit to the critters of Alice Springs Reptile Centre, potter down to Todd River to see if any water’s flowing (unlikely), or just pull up a stool at the locals for a few frothies (cold beers) with the town’s colourful character (accommodated). All meals at own expense this day.

Day 5: For those keen to experience the outback from a different perspective, this morning offers the chance to call in at a working camel farm and clamber up for a ride (Please note that this is an optional activity at own expense). Break for lunch in Yulara (our permanent campsite for tonight); then head out on a guided walking tour through the colossal rock forms of Kata Tjuta. As the sun starts to set, charge a glass of sparkling to one epic Uluru sunset. While you’re soaking up the spectacle, your tour host will be readying dinner for your arrival back at your camp site. L,D (Breakfast at own expense)

Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.

Day 6: Rise and shine folks, this is one sunrise you’d really regret missing. After watching day break over the world’s largest slab of sandstone, enjoy an unguided walk around Uluru’s base minus the day-trippers. Get to know Uluru – and hear about the traditions and beliefs of the region’s traditional custodians, the Mala people – during a cultural interpretive walk led by an indigenous guide. There’ll also be time to admire Aboriginal arts and crafts at the onsite Cultural Centre before driving into our exclusive campsite in Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park). B,L,D

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

Day 7: Enter a Lost City, tour a Garden of Eden and test the acoustics of an all-natural Amphitheatre during a guided 6km hike through Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Watarrka National Park is one extremely photogenic place, so don’t forget the camera. At trek’s end it’s time for a bite to eat before the drive back to Alice, where your Reef to Rock adventure winds up. B,L

Notes: Total driving time is approximately four and a half hours. Total walking time is around an hour.

1. This trip leaves Cairns at approximately 6:00am on day 1 and finishes in Alice Springs around 6pm on day 7.
2. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag, you can bring you own or purchase one from us.

This tour can be done in reverse. Please Inquire.

Departs Cairns:
Wed 16 Nov 2016

Further dates, please inquire.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must provide proof of your travel insurance on the first day of your trip; you will not be able to join the trip without it.

Please note this tour operates in remote regions and as such medical facilities may be difficult to access. If you have any medical conditions or take any form of medication please provide full details & nature of condition. Please provide details of medication taken. 

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