Alice springs – Toowoomba
(Icons of the desert Tour)
13/7/21 – 24/7/21
Legend – B. Breakfast, L. Lunch, D. Dinner, T.Toilets, S. Showers, C.Camping, A. accommodation available.
Alice Springs - Kings canyon
We will collect you from your accommodation at 7 am. Today we are traveling out of Alice Springs towards Hermannsburg (most famous as the birth place of Albert Namatjira), a remote Aboriginal community and Lutheran mission. We will travel the Mereenie Loop road and walk the rim of the Goose Bluff meteroite, and then on to our camp in the Watarrka National Park. (Kings Canyon)
Today we are going to walk the 6 km rim walk of the Kings Canyon. This is a grade 4 walk with spectacular views of the canyon and surrounding area. Then we will return to our camp for a meal under the stars.
Kings canyon - Uluru
Pack up camp and drive to, for some, the long awaited first sighting of Uluru, one of Australia’s most famous land marks and the second biggest monolif in the world. We do not recommend anyone to climb this impressive structure but would hope we would walk the circumference of his wonderful Rock. (10.6KM walk) We will visit the cultural centre and hope to get a taste of this amazing connection to the land the local Aboriginal people.
Uluru - Kata Tajuka
Today we will see the western side of the national park and walk the Kata Tajuka land formation. We will be in the area all day so hope that we all walk the Valley of the winds walk (7.4km). We will spend another night at Uluru National Park
Uluru - Dalhousie
After packing camp we will be following the Fink river out into the Simpson Desert to make our camp on the edge of this desert at Dalhousie. Here you will be pleasantly surprised by where we are camped.
Dalhousie - Simpson Desert
An early start today with some spectacular sand dunes to cross and a few hundred kms of desert to travers. Our night will be spent in one of Australia’s remotes places the Simpson Desert, you can only imagine the star show.
Simpson desert - Birdsville
Continuing along the French line and onto Poeppels corner (QLD, NT, SA). We will climb “big red” and onto Birdsville for a well earned thirst quenching ale.
Birdsville - Charleville
Another day exploring the West McDonald Ranges, and the Larapinta trail, finishing our Day at the Old Telegraph station. We will have time for a town tour, then drop you off at your accommodation and have a final dinner together in town.
Charleville - Toowoomba
A driving day today with a chance to visit some of the interesting places along the way on our route to Toowoomba, where our tour will end.
THIS ITINERARY IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDE ONLY.
ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE TOUR OPERATOR
- Travel by 4WD Vehicle.
- All meals unless specified.
- All National Park Entrance Fees.
- All access road and camping Fees.
- All Camping Gear including two-person tents, foam sleep mats, tables and chairs & camp stretchers.
- Any additional flights, cruises and side excursions are optional extras, and need to be booked before departure from Toowoomba.
- If you require a single tent, just let us know.
- All accommodation options can be organised by AGT, happily, but are subject to availability.
- B.L.D.S.T: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Showers, Toilets, Bush shower, Accommodation.
FARE: $3300 pp
Minimum 3, Maximum 5 People (another vehicle can be organised if the need be)
Ex Alice Springs to Toowoomba
What to bring:
Keep your luggage to a minimum
Pillow, sleeping bag or sheet and good blanket
Good walking shoes with ankle support
Thongs or sandals
Brimmed hat (Straw is best)
4 sets of casual clothes, plenty of underwear and socks for 8 days
1 set of smart casuals
Swimmers and towel
Back pack and water bottle
Binoculars / camera
Tropical strength repellent
Phone service will be available in certain areas so you can stay in touch with the outside world.
What will be available for your use:
A solar powered refrigerator will be available for any medicine. In car chargers can be used for charging appliances and also opportunities for 240 vlt charging.
Washing machines will not be available on this tour, although bucket washing at any time. Water will need to be used with caution, as we will be traveling threw desert country, a bush shower will be made available with hot water from the camp fire.
We will provide powder, pegs and line for hanging clothes and buckets to wash in, Bush shower, toilet paper, hand sanitiser and fresh drinking water
Esky for keeping drinks and alcohol cold
Cutlery, crockery and glass wear
First aid kit
Maps and reference books Satellite phone for emergency use.
Please remember that we are traveling through a beautiful remote part of Australia, as safety is our first thought, this is an adventure you will never forget.