Northern Territory, Australia

Rock to Rock

Hiking
Soak up the spirit of the land on this three-day journey into the Red Centre.

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3 days

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Overview

Soak up the spirit of the land on this three-day journey into the Red Centre. Admire the incredible formations of Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), watch the sun set over Uluru, and learn about the local traditions of the First Peoples of Australia from your Leader. This is a journey boast...

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Itinerary

Day 1Ayers Rock Resort/Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)
PICK UP: Desert Gardens Hotel. See "Joinng Point Instructions" for pick up times This afternoon we make our way to Watarrka National Park home to Kings Canyon. Along the way we’ll enjoy a variety of outback scenery, including vibrant red dune country, and the craggy ranges of Central Australia. When we reach our secluded campsite near Kings Canyon, relax and unwind under the millions of stars. Note: *Pick up times vary at different times of the year as flight schedules change. Please confirm your meeting time and location with our Reservations team. Total driving time is around three and a half hours.
Day 2Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and Uluru sunset
The full 6km Kings Canyon rim walk requires an early start. Take your time to admire the sandstone domes of the Lost City, the cliff top views along the North and South Walls and the beauty of the Garden of Eden; all whilst learning about the flora, fauna, history and culture of this area from your knowledgeable guide. Our journey to Uluru passes Atila (Mt Conner) with its unique flat top and we’ll stop for a break at Curtin Springs Station Roadhouse. Lunch is enjoyed en-route and we will also take in the magnificent red domes of Kata Tjuta as we enjoy the Walpa Gorge walk. As the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, take out your camera and capture the Rock change colours as the sun sets slowly behind it. We head back to camp for a well earned dinner, and settle into our swags this evening. Tomorrow, we're up early to take in the magic of sunrise at Uluru. Total driving time today is about three and a half hours.
Day 3Uluru sunrise Ayers Rock Resort
It’s an early start this morning, but you won’t be disappointed after you witness a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh, enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the history of Uluru as your Leader enlightens you about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It is a unique opportunity to share experiences, connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. The tour will finish at Ayers Rock Resort or Yulara Airport before lunch. Note: Total driving time is about one hour.Please do not book flights that depart before 12:30pm.

Trip title

Uluru Camping Getaway

Trip code

PBORY

Validity

Validity: 01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020

Introduction

Soak up the spirit of the land on this three-day journey into the Red Centre. Admire the incredible formations of Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), watch the sun set over Uluru, and learn about the local traditions of the First Peoples of Australia from your Leader. This is a journey boasting...
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Style

Basix

Themes

Short Breaks

Transport

All Terrain vehicle

Physical Rating

2

Joining point

Desert Gardens Hotel or Ayers Rock Airport

Joining point instructions

WINTER SCHEDULE Lunch is not included on Day 1 (1st April 2018 - 6th October 2018) If your flight arrives BEFORE 1:00pm your guide will meet you at the front of the Desert Gardens hotel at 1:45pm The Free Yulara Airport Shuttle is available from the airport to the Desert Gardens Hotel. No bookin...
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Finish point

do not use Yulara (Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort)

Finish point instructions

Tour finishes at the Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort approximately 12:00pm on the final tour day. If your flight departs before 12:30pm on day two you may require a private transfer to the airport. A compulsory $35 transfer cost will apply. Please note that in order to arrive at the airpo...
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Alternate Finish point

For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.

Important information

1. Default pick up point is Desert Gardens Hotel at approximately 1:00pm on Day 1. Pick up times may vary at different times of the year 2. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 3 litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bott...
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Group leader

All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is also your driver, taking you from start to finish in a specialised safari vehicle. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They wil...
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Safety

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itin...
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Communications

Wireless (wi-fi) is common across accommodation in Australia. Some properties may charge a fee for usage. Cafe's and pubs across the Northen Territory may have wi-fi for a fee, with those in tourist area's offering it for free. Shopping centre's, airports and other public spaces offer limited free...
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Visas

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specif...
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Why we love it

Fly in and out of Yulara, saving you hundreds of KM driving between Alice Springs and Yulara

Is this trip right for you

This is a 'no frills' Basix trip. Camping is in permenant tents with swags and sleeping bags Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of...
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Health

All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or l...
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Food and dietary requirements

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of t...
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Money matters

The Australian Dollar (A$) is the currency of Australia.  Credit and debit cards are readily accepted just about everywhere in Australia. Occasionally there may be a minimum spend for both in smaller shops. You can usually withdraw money from shops where EFTPOS is available. Automatic teller machin...
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What to take

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short di...
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Climate and seasonal

ITINERARY CHANGES: Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel for full details. PICK UP TIMES: **Please note pick up times from Ayer...
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A couple of rules

Everyone has the right to feel safe when they travel. We don’t tolerate any form of violence (verbal or physical) or sexual harassment, either between customers or involving our leaders, partners or local people. Sexual relationships between a tour leader and a customer are strictly forbidden. Use...
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Emergency contact

RED CENTRE: In the case of a genuine emergency, or concerns about a missed pick-up on the day of departure please contact your local ground operator on 1800 883 355. For all other enquiries please contact our reservations team on 1300 654 604. While we always endeavour to provide the best possible ...
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Responsible travel

We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestio...
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Accommodation notes

ACCOMMODATION: This trip is available in Basix style only. Basix accommodation consists of simple permanent twin share tents with single sleeping platforms. Each sleeping platform has a rubber sleeping mat, we also have swags (Aussie bed rolls) available at our campsites if you would like to experie...
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Transport notes

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-co...
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Travel insurance

Australians are not required to be covered for hospital care due to being covered by Medicare. However we strongly recommend that Australians have a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. It is also strong...
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Your fellow travellers

PARTICIPATORY CAMPING On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Your leader will prepare most of the meals whilst on tour but you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult...
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Itinerary disclaimer

The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid’s global product range and Adventure Tours’ local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide t...
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Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts)
Rock to Rock