Your Camping Adventure
Offering an authentic outback adventure with a touch of style and quality. Travel with a small group in a purpose built four-wheel drive vehicle. As well as experiencing the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), we’ll give you the opportunity to really experience the desert – driving on dirt roads, avoiding the crowds and sleeping at our remote private bush camps.
Participate in an indigenous cultural exchange at Uluru including an Aboriginal Guided walk followed by a dot painting workshop. Choose to sleep under the clearest southern stars you can imagine with your choice of a traditional swag or comfortable permanent safari tent complete with beds, pillows and all linen. Enjoy our Endless star dining at Uluru, with quality food cooked over the campfire. This is an emotive journey into the heart of the Red Centre.
Day 1 - Alice Springs to Ayers Rock
It’s an early pick up from your accommodation in Alice Springs as we head south through Waterhouse and James Ranges. First stop is at a Camel Farm for a break and a camel ride if you’re keen (own expense). At Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru view Atila (Mount Connor), not to be confused with Uluru, the first significant rock formation of the trip. For those commencing the tour at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport.
After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience sharing stories and passing on their traditional methods of painting that plays an important part in the sustainability of Aboriginal Culture. Starting with a walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole, at the base of Uluru, be guided by the Anangu hearing stories of this unique landscape and the connection between the art, culture and the connection to the land. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn about the flora and fauna of this unique area.
This evening you can tick Uluru at sunset off your bucket list. Our viewing area is well away from the crowds, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It’s a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Then we will settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Day 2 - Kings Creek Station
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the “Valley of the Winds”. Afterwards, we’re off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights’ private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower. With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars. Tonight, listen for the sound of dingoes howling in the distance while watching the desert sky light up above you.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3 - Kings Canyon & Alice Springs
Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We’ll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical outback dirt road. We’ll drop you back at your accommodation early evening and usually all meet later for a bit of a night on the town (Alice seems like the big smoke after 3 days in the bush).
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
3 day Camping Adventure - from £498
All prices are per person, and include meals shown. Accommodation is based on permanent tents with twin bedding, linen, towel and pillow. Park fees payable locally. Luggage should be restricted to 10kg in a soft bag or backpack plus a day pack. Seasonal supplements may apply. Call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Itineraries for tours departing after 1 April 2020 may vary.