Explore the Australian Outback on this eventful five-day journey. Begin in Uluru, home to the iconic Ayers Rock, and discover the ancient Red Centre and its surroundings. Then, travel to Alice Springs to tour the art galleries and local sites, including Anza Hill and the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Next, visit the grandiose, red-hued West MacDonnell Ranges as a scenic sendoff.

Highlights

  • View the famed Ayers Rock in Uluru at both sunrise and sunset
  • Visit the world-class art galleries and cultural sites in Alice Springs
  • Tour the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges, and swimming holes along the way

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Uluru Uluru
Day 2 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Tour Uluru
Day 3 Travel to Alice Springs Alice Springs
Day 4 Alice Springs - West MacDonnell Ranges Tour Alice Springs
Day 5 Departure From Alice Springs Alice Springs

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uluru

Wildflowers in Uluru
Wildflowers in Uluru

Welcome to Australia! Upon arrival to Uluru, take some time to adjust to the time change. Get some rest after your international flight, before the journey begins tomorrow.

Day 2: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour

Uluru at sunset
Uluru at sunset

Awake in the Outback and enjoy the morning in the Red Centre. Travel to the nearby sunrise viewing area in Uluru to greet the first sunlight of the day as it travels across the desert plains. Enjoy a warming cup of tea or coffee as the morning sun slowly changes the color of Uluru.

In the afternoon, discover the Ayers Rock region. Sacred to the indigenous people of Australia, this area is projected to have formed somewhere around 550 million years ago. Explore your surroundings within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which includes a tour of the Olgas (the domes of Kata Tjuta) and the Uluru monolith.

Following your first day of outdoor exploration, enjoy a glass of champagne and watch the color spectrum shift as the sun sets over Ayers Rock.

Day 3: Travel to Alice Springs

The view of Alice Springs
The view of Alice Springs

Today, depart Uluru for Alice Springs, a popular gateway to and from the Red Centre. Explore "A Town Like Alice" in the heart of Central Australia. A true outback town with a diverse population, it is known for its world-class art galleries.

Enjoy a private tour of Alice Springs with the following stops:

  • Anzac Hill: A hilltop overlooking the town that is marked with a memorial
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service: An aeromedical base with an accompanying museum
  • School of Air: A unique remote educational institution 
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station: The original site of the first Central Australian European settlement, known for relaying messages between Darwin and Adelaide

Following the tour, the evening is at your leisure.

Day 4: Alice Springs - West MacDonnell Ranges tour

Simpsons Gap
Simpsons Gap

Today, experience the grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Discover the towering fiery-red walls ignited by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges. Tour the ranges throughout the day, and stop at beautiful gorges and waterholes. Highlights of the day include the following: 

  • Simpsons Gap
  • Standley Chasm
  • Ochre Pits
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Glen Helen
  • Ellery Creek Bighole
  • Flynns Memorial

Lunch is included in the tour, and in the warmer months, enjoy a dip in the Ellery Creek Bighole to cool off.

Day 5: Departure from Alice Springs

Farewell, Australia!
Farewell, Australia!

Today is the last day of your Outback adventure. Prepare for your departure flight out of Alice Springs. Safe Travels!

Map

Map of Outback Adventure: Uluru & Alice Springs - 5 Days
Map of Outback Adventure: Uluru & Alice Springs - 5 Days