10 Day Outback and Kimberley Camping Tour
This 10 day camping tour features unique locations such as: Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Broome, Geikie Gorge, Alice Springs and Cable Beach. Camping is about getting back to basics, getting close to nature and stretching the budget, without compromising quality.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional tour director, tour Driver and private cook.
Day 1: Arrive Ayers Rock
On arrival in Ayers Rock you will be transferred to your hotel. Watch the changing colours of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine. Camp: Ayers Rock Resort.
Day 2: Ayers Rock - Kings Canyon
Watch the sunrise at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. You will be introduced to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. Later visit the informative Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre followed by the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Travel to Kings Canyon.
Camp: Kings Canyon Resort.
Day 3: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs
For the energetic, a guided climb to the canyon rim will be rewarded with superb views of Watarrka National Park. Or you may prefer to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor, an easier walk. While it was little known to Europeans until recently, the Luritja Aboriginal people have called this area their home for over 20,000 years. Travel to Alice Springs, which is nestled in a gap between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Enjoy a city tour including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn how this marvellous facility operates to provide a 'mantle of safety' to the people of the outback. See the School of the Air, which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas. Conclude with a panoramic view of Alice Springs and the surrounding ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Camp: Alice Springs.
Day 4: Tennant Creek
Travel to Karlu Karlu (Devil's Marbles), where there is time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders that have been worn smooth by the harsh elements of nature over many thousands of years. Continue to Tennant Creek. Camp: Tennant Creek.
Day 5: Top Springs
Admire the pretty countryside as you drive along the Buchanan Stock Road, past vast cattle stations for which the region is renowned, en route to Top Springs. Camp: Top Springs.
Day 6: Halls Creek
Today skirt the edge of the Tanami Desert, along the Buntine Highway through cattle country to Halls Creek, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, and the location of the first gold rush in Western Australia. There is still gold in the area and mineral exploration continues. It is also the hub of a vast cattle industry. Camp: Halls Creek.
Day 7: Geikie Gorge
The distinct landscape of the northwest region of the Kimberley becomes obvious today as you journey along the Northern Highway to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. This afternoon cruise through Geikie Gorge which was formed by the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River rises over 16 metres, staining the limestone walls of the gorge and flooding the national park with seven metres of water. In the dry season, the river transforms itself into a quiet stream strung beneath the towering cliffs of the Devonian Reef. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you. Camp: Fitzroy Crossing.
Day 8: Broome
Your journey continues westward today to Broome. See the sights of Broome including Chinatown, Streeters Jetty and visit Gantheaume Point for sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. At the end of the day sit back, relax and watch the spectacular sunset over Cable Beach. Hotel: Mercure Broome, 2 nights.
Day 9: Broome 'Free Time'
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along magnificent Cable Beach, one of the most stunning beaches in the world, with 22km of white sand and clear tropical water. There are a number of options available and your Tour Director will be able to help you with suggestions. Perhaps take a spectacular Scenic Flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago or ride a camel at sunset on the beach. Or stroll through Chinatown, home to some of the world's finest pearl showrooms.
Day 10: Depart Broome
Your tour concludes today after breakfast. You will be transferred to Broome Airport to connect with your onward flight.
Your Tour Includes:
in modern and spacious twin share tents, 2.3m high, complete with ventilation windows & mosquito netting. You don't need any experience to assemble them – they're up and down in a minute. Established campgrounds provide all the modern facilities you require.
in the fully-decked mobile kitchen, your Private Cook prepares tasty dishes with hot breakfasts & picnic lunches and 2-course dinners daily. Camping meal times bring everyone together & it's fun to pitch in & help.
in luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz/Scania coaches with 3 dedicated crew: your Tour Director, Driver & Private Cook.
everything you need. In this kit you'll find a sleeping bag, travel utensils (plate, bowl, mug, cup, cutlery), a tea towel & a torch. They're all yours to keep after your holiday.
This tour can also be done in reverse from Broome to Ayers Rock.
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2018 - 2019 season. The 2018 - 2019 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019. The 2019 - 2020 season rates commence on the 1st April 2019.