Women Embrace the Red Centre

Uluru at Sunrise
Uluru at Sunrise

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Welcome-to-Alice-Springs
Welcome-to-Alice-Springs

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Glamping at Kings Canyon
Glamping at Kings Canyon

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Uluru at Sunrise
Uluru at Sunrise

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24th - 28th July 2022

Alice Springs / Yulara NT

10 plus your WEA guides

For moderate fitness levels

4 nights 5 days 

$3800

per person

Experience the magic of Red Centre with Women Embrace Adventure!

Join us on our Red Centre Adventure  trip and admire Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon (The Lost City, Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden, North and South Walls) and weave through the gigantic boulders and gullies of Kata Tjuta. This luxury trip has it all, from glamping at Kings Canyon to Segwaying around Uluru. WEA have put together this amazing package so you get to experience the best the Red Centre has to offer with some down time to experience this magical place at your own pace, too.

This trip is jam packed with magical moments and special VIP experiences, we'll leave no red stone uncovered on this Outback Adventure . Want even more adventure? Add on our Women Embrace the Highlights of Larapinta starting July 18th-July 24th, too!

Highlights:

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  • Glamping at Kings Canyon Resort

  • Guided sunrise rim walk of Kings Canyon

  • Sunset Camel ride with views of Uluru

  • Sounds of Silence Celebration Dinner overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta under a million stars

  • Sunrise Segway tour around Uluru

  • Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta

Inclusions:

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  • 4 nights Accommodation: 1 night luxury glamping at Kings Canyon Resort + 3 nights 4.5 star accommodation at the Desert Gardens Hotel, Yulara

  • Meals:  4 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 dinner.  

  • Sunset drinks at Kings Canyon

  • Guided sunrise rim walk of Kings Canyon

  • Comfortable, air-conditioned  transport throughout the entire trip

  • Sunset Camel ride with views of Uluru

  • Sounds of Silence celebration dinner on the last night of our trip with the entire team - this is an evening you will never forge

  • Sunrise Segway tour around Uluru

  • Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destination as you wish (check out the field of lights, have a massage, take a helicopter flight or just read a book) 

  • 2 Women Embrace Adventure Hosts to ensure everything you need you have and you looked after and enjoy every minute of the trip – you walk and we will take care of the rest.

  • Wilderness first aid trained hosts, extensive remote first aid kit, satellite phone and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

  • National Park Fees

  • Women Embrace Adventure team shirt and buff

  • And so much more including some WEA surprises and special touches along the way

Adventure Details

Full Itinerary


Day 1 (Sunday 24th July)– Alice – Kings Canyon

Arrive into beautiful Alice Springs at your own leisure and meet in the Hotel foyer at 11am (we will send meeting place details closer to the date of departure)

This morning we start our adventure by driving to Kings Canyon (approx 4 hours). On arrival we will check into our Luxury Glamping Tents and freshen up before heading over to the Sunset Viewing Platform and enjoy a drink as you watch the canyon come alive with colour.

As the sun dips behind Carmichael's Crag and the George Gill Range, watch the spellbinding changing colours of the sandstone and sky before the stars come out. It is a must do experience! The mesmerising shift of red, orange and pink colours are created by the red center's natural sandy environment preventing the light from the sun's rays coming through, enabling an array of red light to reflect on the range and sky to emphasise an array of vibrant colours. After this we take a short walk back to the resort for our team Welcome Dinner - outback BBQ style.

Meals: L D

Day 2 (Monday 25th July) – Kings Canyon – Yulara

Wake up with peaceful singing from the crested bellbird to a day of adventure with a sunrise hike through Kings Canyon Rim Walk. The iconic hike to the top of Kings Canyon is known as the spellbinding Rim Walk, which will take us on a 6 kilometre circuit transcending down into the Garden of Eden and back to the top. 360 views are amazing! Depending on what pace you take to absorb the humbling scenery, the walk will take around 3-4 hours. We have a late check out so after the Rim walk we have time to freshen up in our Glamping Tents before an early lunch and then we head out to Yulara, Ayres Rock Resort. (about a 3.5 hour drive)

We check in to our 4.5 star accommodation at the Desert Gardens Hotel and head out on our first magical experience at Yulara - a sunset camel ride. We will meander for one hour through the rich red sand dunes on your friendly camel to watch the awe inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change colour as the sun sets. Our skilled cameleers describe the flora and fauna of the outback landscape surrounding you on your ride.

Return to the farm at twilight to enjoy a selection of beverages and outback bush foods including their famous freshly baked beer bread damper.

Meals: B L D

Day 3 (Tuesday 26th July) Yulara

This morning you are in for a real treat, our own private Uluru Sunrise and Segway Tour! Enjoy a magical sunrise at Uluru with a light breakfast, tea and coffee. At first morning light our guides will lead us into the Mutitjulu Waterhole then learn how to ride a Segway and test your skills over the training course. Once the group is confident riding we'll travel the full base of Uluru with your guides. We'll stop to learn about ancient Aboriginal culture, fascinating history, incredible nature and geology. There'll also be plenty of photo stops. After our Segway Tour the rest of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure. Take some time to relax and read a book, check out the Field of Lights or even a helicopter tour. Meal: B (lunch and dinner at own cost)

Day 4 (Wednesday 27th July)

An early breakfast at the hotel and we then head out to Kata Tjuta to watch the spectacular sunrise. We'll walk the valley of the winds with an audio guide at own pace. The audio guide has over 100 stories covering Uluru’s Aboriginal culture, history, geology and everything in between. You'll be able to get away from everything and enter another world. The views from this challenging walk are breathtaking and well worth the effort.

The Valley of the Winds walk lets visitors immerse themselves among Kata Tjuta’s domes featuring unparalleled views of the spectacular Mars-like landscape surrounding Kata Tjuta. This walk is classed as Grade 4 and the full Valley of the Winds circuit takes 3-4 hours.

After we get back from Kata Tjuta you'll have the afternoon to yourself to rest or see what is happening in the town square.

Tonight we are booked in for once in a life time experience as we dine under under a million sparkling stars of the outback sky. Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours.

Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine upon a dune top overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience. The attentive staff will offer a selection of Australian wine and beer while the first course is served at your table. As the night sky twinkles to life, you will be welcomed to an interactive chef’s station where you will be served your choice from the freshly prepared, bush tucker inspired menu.

Settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. An evening you will never forget.

Meals: B D (lunch at own cost)

Day 5 (Thursday 28th July)

After breakfast and a leisurely morning we say goodbye to Yulara and head to Curtin Springs Station, a very Springs special part of central Australia owned by a family who have made this remote place their home. We'll have lunch and have a look around this very unique and special cattle station. The outback at its best!

We then make our way back to Apice Springs (arriving around 5:30pm) where we can drop you at the airport (if you have a late flight) or your pre aranged accommodation. It will be sad to say goodbye after such a unique experience but we will all walk away with memories to last a lifetime.

Meals: B L




Frequently Asked Questions


How fit do I need to be? We recommend you have a moderate level of fitness for this adventure. We have 2 hikes that are rated level 4/hard and a segway tour that involves a moderate level of fitness. How many women will be in our group? A maximum of 10 plus your WEA hosts and Guides– this ensures everyone has a great time and gets to know each other. I am thinking about coming on my own, is this ok? Not a problem at all! Lots of women come on their own to our adventures. Y