After you finish touring Queensland, Victoria or New South Wales, why not continue with a walkabout in your wagon on into Alice Springs and visit the Red Centre Outback for more adventure, sightseeing and fun. Hire Rental Camper van from Walkabout Wagons campervan rentals in Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, Australia for this road trip itinerary. The adventure beings at West MacDonnell Ranges with swimming at Glen Helen Gorge or rock wallaby spotting in Simpsons Gap. Hear the dreamtime story surrounding of the legend of comet crater Gosse Bluff. Peer over the edge at Kings Canyon then swim the tropical, inviting pools at Garden of Eden. Take a camel tour at dawn through Uluru and meander around the tall chestnut domes in neighbouring Kata Tjuta. Journey over red sand deserts, mulga forests, and spinifex as you come upon the gorgeous sandstone cliffs in Rainbow Valley. Be amazed by the rich pioneering history of Alice Springs and get spirited away with the amount of Aboriginal art in the area. Make sure not to miss this unforgettable journey to Australia’s historic center. Hire a rental campervan and bring comfort with you everywhere you go!
Amazing Alice Springs to Wonderful West MacDonnell Range National Park - Day 1
Spend your first day exploring the animals, plants, still waterholes, and covered gorges within
West MacDonnell Range National Park. Watch rock wallabies casually hop around the sheer ridges and enormous ghost gums at Simpsons Gap. Take a scenic stroll along the pathway towards Standley Chasm to see the tall walls alight with the blazing midday sunshine. Enjoy the spectacular scene of the contoured and narrow Serpentine Gorge at a cliff side lookout above. Drop into a refreshing swimming hole at Ellery Creek Big Hole, Redbank, or Ormiston Gorges and picture perfect Glen Helen Gorge, the perfect spot for a sunset view. If four-wheel driving suits your fancy, make your way to Finke Gorge National Park and drive alongside huge sandstone cliffs or follow Finke River, a waterway older than many in the world. Try to believe your eyes as you travel past red fiery dunes and see mountain ranges change from a brilliant purple to scorched amber as the sun sets. Take in the sight of Red Cabbage Palms for the first time as they only grow in Palm Valley, an oasis in the desert. Stay at a campsite with your campervan rental or stay at a local inn for the night.
Wondrous West MacDonnell Range National Park to Watarrka - Day 2
Head west with a stop in Kings Canyon for a glimpse of Gosse Bluff, the crater of a comet which crashed, impacting the earth over 140 million years previous. The Aboriginal Western Arrernte tribes believe a woman created it by dropping a child while dancing on the Milky Way. Stay on Mereenie Loop Road until Kings Canyon within Watarrka National Park to spend the night camping or find a place to stay in a wilderness cabin or local resort.
Watarrka National Park to Unusual Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Day 3
Start the day with a hike to the cliffs edge in Kings Canyon for a panoramic view of the steep sandstone outcroppings, palm tree lined crevices, desert and valley floor. Explore the rare, unusual plant-life dating back to a long ago era. Head for swimming in pools of tropical water at Garden of Eden then investigate the eroded domes of rock in Lost City. Enjoy the sunset in Carmichael Crag or make your way to a beautiful waterhole along Kathleen Springs Walk. Take Red Centre Way, reaching Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park just in time for the emerging, alternating colours of an Uluru sunset. There is also a tantalizing overnight trek on Giles Track.
Overnight at a hotel or inn or locate a campsite for your rental campervan.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Day 4
Begin your day predawn, and revel in watching as the sun rises all around you on an Uluru camelback trek. Contemplate the majesty of nature as you enjoy a delicious breakfast of fresh beer bread and billy tea. Walk amongst the wonders of Uluru on the Mutitjulu or Mala Walks with your Anangu guide, learn the history of how the Dreamtime forbearers fashioned this icon. Then head to Kata Tjuta for a trek on Valley of the Winds Walk and marvel at the sheer, hazel domes of the area. Enjoy a feast of bush tucker along with delicious Australian wine below a star saturated sky. There are many types of accommodation offered at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to suit any budget. Find a campsite for your rental campervan or check into a luxury resort.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs - Day 5
The last day of your journey begins by getting back on the road towards Alice Springs for the 445-kilometer drive ahead. Stop at one of the many roadhouses along your route and take a break or head to Mount Conner lookout for a sweeping view of the salt lakes. Next, head to Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve to see the multiple craters created when a meteor impacted the earth some 4,700 years back. Take one last detour before arriving at Alice and see the beautiful sandstone cliffs and bluffs in Rainbow Valley, belonging to James Range. The area is named for the bands of various colours within the valley and is at their best in first light and pre dusk. After taking in these gorgeous sights and creating some memories, continue on your way to Alice.
Take advantage of the benefits of freedom on the road, see Australia your way, create your own adventure, no worries about schedules, stop when you feel like it, stay where your want in a camper van from Walkabout Wagons. Camping trips that are flexible and convenient, share the adventure with friends old and new, listening to your favorite tunes along the way… A great way to travel in QLD or NSW and fit your holiday budget with a Walkabout Wagons campervan rental in Australia.
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