CENTRAL AUSTRALIA - GOANNA DREAMING
3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS
Upon request – There are existing tours running which students can join.
Permanent tents at secluded campsites with hot showers and flushing toilets. Tents are twin-share and linen and sleeping bags are provided. Complimentary swag option for those who would like to give it a go sleeping under the stars!
This safari is participatory and guests will help with the preparation and cooking of meals, dish-washing and other tasks which may include collecting firewood.
Day one – Dinner
Day two – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day three – Breakfast, and Lunch
Experienced guide, sightseeing and meals as indicated, camping equipment and fees, pillow and bed linen, sleeping bag hire, towel.
Your adventure begins as you leave Alice Springs and head south with a first stop at a Camel Farm for a break and a camel ride if you`re keen (own expense). Many people don’t realise it but the Australian Outback has thousands of wild camels, which you will come to realise during your journey.
We continue to Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. On the way to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, keep your eye out for Atila (Mount Connor), which you’d be forgiven for thinking was Uluru!
After lunch (not included) you will enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a visit to the Cultural Centre to learn about local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa) before a short, guided walk at the base of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it). You will also have time to do your own longer walk around the base should you want to explore further. As the sun disappears into the land for another day enjoy some sparkling wine and nibbles while watching magnificent Uluru go through a vibrant colour change.
Afterwards, we head to our private campsite to enjoy dinner before retiring to our comfortable permanent tents or rolling out the swag for a night under clear southern skies. You will never see stars better than this!
Get up early to view the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta from near your campsite before driving to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the ‘Valley of the Winds’. After a brief stop at the Ayers Rock Resort it’s time to head to Kings Creek Cattle Station to our remote and private campsite, complete with bush toilet and shower and permanent tents. The camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the outback. Experience a campfire dinner with new friends and another night out under the stars.
This morning take a guided walk to see the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Visit the Amphitheatre, the Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. You’ll arrive at your Alice Springs hostel/hotel in the early evening where you can meet your new friends later for a meal and drinks.
Fr $755 per person Excludes National Park entry – must be paid locally
National Park Fee - $25 per adult
Airport transfers – can be purchased on arrival. $16 per passenger each direction.
Pre and post tour accommodation – can be arranged directly with STA Travel upon request. From $28 per person, per night, in hostel dormitory style accommodation. Subject to availability.
How do I book?
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