Red Centre Expedition (7 days)
Australia’s Red Centre is a magnificent, spiritual, striking region. International travellers make a point of visiting, but many Australians have not yet made the journey.
Alice Springs offers red gorges and steep chasms, indigenous artwork and stories of outback resilience.
Kings Canyon, in Watarrka National Park, features 100m high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices and views that stretch across the desert.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holds Australia’s most iconic rock and over 30,000 years of indigenous history.
Staying at the best properties, with exceptional touring and meals, flying in one of our well-appointed small aircraft with no more than nine fellow-travellers, Kirkhope Aviation’s Red Centre Expedition allows you to explore this region in style and gain an insight into its mysteries and magic.
Itinerary: Red Centre Expedition (7 days)
Day 1: Melbourne to Alice Springs (L,D)
Departing Moorabbin at 8.00am, your Red Centre Expedition begins by flying north-west across Victoria and South Australia and into The Territory. Touching down in Alice Springs in the late afternoon after a few refuelling and leg-stretching stops, you’ll be met by your guides for the next couple of days and transferred to your hotel.
Check-in and relax for a while, then have an early dinner at the hotel before a nocturnal tour at the wonderful Alice Springs Desert Park. Step inside the Mulga Walk, a large predator-proof enclosure in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges. Meet an expert guide and spotlight endangered animals including bilby, echidna and mala, showcasing their natural behaviours. You have arrived in the Red Centre!
Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, deluxe room
Everything about the trip was fantastic, from the care and attention we were given by Keith, and all the staff at Arajilla retreat, down to the amazing meals we had at the hotel. There was no shortage of activities. We would thoroughly recommend Keith and Kirkhope Aviation anytime.
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