Please note: This route is recommended for 4WD vehicles as some roads are restricted to 4WD campers only.
Day 1: Alice Springs to Glen Helen
Start at the Red Centre and make your way west through the West MacDonnell National Park that houses spectacular natural formations including chasms and gorges, waterholes and ochre pits all ready for you to splash, hike or drive through!
Day 2: Glen Helen to Kings Canyon
From Glen Helen head 20km west to kick off your day with a swim at Redbank Gorge pools where you can splash, float or just cruise your way through the gorge. For four-wheel drivers don’t pass up the chance to tackle the route to Gosse Bluff, an ancient impact crater where you can take in spectacular views. Finish your day in luxury by heading to Kings Canyon Resort where you can relax from the day’s adventure.
Day 3: Explore Kings Canyon
Located only a short distance from the Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon is an amazing walk for those wanting to take in stunning desert scenery. Traverse the 100m high sandstone walls on a three hour adventure or stay overnight and sleep under the stars.
Day 4: Kings Canyon to Uluru
Head to Ulu
ru-Kata Tjuta National Park and take in a range of amazing sights including Mt Conner and Lake Amadeus salt plains near the Mt Conner look out. Finish your day by resting up at Ayers Rock Resort and Campgrounds which offer a range of accomodation and dining options for all budgets and tastes.
Day 5: Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Choose to stay for a day or more and explore both Ulu
ru and Kata Tjuta to learn about amazing Aboriginal history and culture. There’s also a range of tours and free daily activities.
Day 6: Uluru to Alice Springs
Head back along the Lasseter Highway and turn north onto the Stuart Highway and get started on your homestretch to Alice Springs. Along the way take a guided walk on the Salt Lakes or take one last look at Mt Conner before making the journey north. For those four-wheel driving, take the time to explore Rainbow Valley and then travel the final 100km leg to Alice Springs.
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