By / 5th March, 2011 / The Rock Tour, Tours and Activities

5 days Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges & Palm Valley

Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon 3 days / 2 nights Departs Alice Springs Daily 6:00am. THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR TOUR!

One day tour to the West MacDonnell Ranges

One Day Tour to Hermansburg Aboriginal Community and Palm Valley

Day 1: Kings Canyon (Meals – L, D) The Rock Tour

You will be picked up from your accommodation at 6:00am, first destination Kings Canyon. Enjoy a guided 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City. Visit the many Amphitheatres, North & South Walls and have a swim in the Garden of Eden. Next stop, Curtin Springswhere we set up our bush camp. Your guide will prepare a healthy camp-oven dinner. Relax around the fire then curl up in your cozy swag under a million stars.

Day 2: Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset (Meals – B, L, D) The Rock Tour

Feel the spiritual significance on your guided walk through to the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. Be shown bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the afternoon where you can listen to tales from the ‘Tjukurpa’ Dreamtime. We spend the evening enjoying dinner at the spectacular Sunset over Uluru. Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour. We spend this night at the Ayers Rock Campground with toilets and showers.

Day 3: Uluru Sunrise (Meals – B,L) The Rock Tour

Take in a memorable Uluru Sunrise over the World’s Largest Rock. You then have time to complete an optional Uluru Climb or guided Uluru Base Walk around Uluru. You will see beautiful sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings. We stop on the way home for an optional Camel Ride at the Camel Farm. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm. Back to civilization

Day 4: Full Day West MacDonnell Ranges (Meals – L) The Rock Tour

Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The immense cliffs of quartzite at Simpsons Gap are a haven for Black-footed rock-wallabies. See the deep red cleft of Standley Chasm, glow form reflected sunlight creating a breathtaking display of stark form and rich colour.

Experience the mystique of Ellery Creek Big Hole and the cultural significance of the Ochre Pits.
Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at Ormiston Gorge followed by a brief visit to Glen Helen Gorge and Resort.

Enjoy the late afternoon sun reflecting on the MacDonnell Ranges as you return to Alice Springs.
Includes morning tea and lunch & entry fees

Day 5: Full Day Palm Valley (Meals – L) The Rock Tour

Traveling through the West MacDonnell Ranges we make our way to the historic Precinct of Hermannsburg for morning tea. Here we take time to inspect the historic buildings, displays and the magnificent Namatjira Gallery.

Leaving Hermannsburg we travel along the ancient Finke River bed to Palm Valley. Along the way discover the Amphitheatre from Kalarranga lookout before an inspiring drive into Cycad Gorge.

Its then time for a picnic lunch in Cycad Gorge followed by a walk amongst the relict palm.In the late afternoon we return to Alice Springs watching the fading light reflecting of the MacDonnell Ranges.

To book an tour visit tour operator The Rock Tour website or call Alice in the Territory Tour Desk on (08) 8952 6100.

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