Alice Springs, Watarrka & Uluru

A tour of Central Australia is an awe-inspiring educational experience for students and teachers alike. Students explore Watarrka and Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Parks and take part in immersive cultural experiences along the way. See abundant wildlife, Aboriginal rock-art and stunning gorges and appreciate the area steeped in natural beauty and history.

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Alice Springs, Watarrka & Uluru

A tour of Central Australia is an awe-inspiring educational experience for students and teachers alike. Students explore Watarrka and Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Parks and take part in immersive cultural experiences along the way. See abundant wildlife, Aboriginal rock-art and stunning gorges and appreciate the area steeped in natural beauty and history.

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9 Days

Highlights

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkMacDonnell RangesAlice Springs Desert ParkCultural Immersion programWatarrka National Park

Learning Areas

Humanities and Social SciencesAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and CultureVisual Arts

Your Adventure

1 Alice Springs
  • Alice Springs Desert Park visit and Nature Theatre Learn about wildlife, conservation and culture as you explore the Desert Park. Continue your journey to the Nature Theatre to be enthralled by birds of prey and other predators of the desert.
  • Anzac Hill lookout Take in the panoramic view of Alice Springs and the beautiful surrounding ranges from the peak of Anzac Hill. The Anzac Hill Memorial is dedicated to those who have served in defence of their country during all wars Australia has participated in.
2 Alice Springs
  • West MacDonnell Ranges Spend the day exploring the West MacDonnell Ranges, from its breathtaking scenery and world-class hikes, to swimming holes and natural treasures. Visit Standley Chasm and Simpson’s Gap.
  • Royal Flying Doctors guided visit See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as the heroic stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) are brought to life. Through the use of holograms and touchscreen portals, interact with John Flynn, founder of the RFDS, who tells of the heroic tales of its birth and growth.
  • School of Air guided visit Appreciate the unique, and first of its kind, educational facility that is Alice Springs School of the Air. Discover its history and its success in providing schooling and daily lessons to children in remote locations since 1951.
3 Alice Springs - Watarrka
  • Optional: Camels experience Enjoy a short camel ride in natural bushland right at the foot of the magnificent James Ranges. Discover how the camel farm processes wool and turns it into wonderful textile pieces during an educational presentation.
  • Travel to Watarrka Travel from Alice Springs to Watarrka and along the way spot a huge rock mountain in the distance. Often mistaken for Uluru, Mt Conner can be distinguished by its long flat top.
  • Cultural immersion program Delve into an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience and learn about seasonal bush tucker food and the importance of grinding stones, the types of plants that are used as bush medicine by the Luritja and Pertame (Southern Aranda) people and understand the history and meaning of Aboriginal dot paintings.
4 Watarrka - Uluru
  • Watarrka National Park visit Explore the spectacular sandstone cliffs, natural rock pools and lush vegetation of Watarrka National Park. Here you will also find the Garden of Eden and the Domes of the Lost City.
  • Bush medicine demonstration Learn how the Anangu people use and produce traditional bush medicine.
  • View the sunset on Sunset Strip Witness the unforgettable sunset over Uluru from the Sunset Strip. Watch as the sunlight plays with the landscape and the rock formations change colour before your eyes.
5 Uluru
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre visit Explore the many meanings and practices encompassed within the religion, law and moral systems of the Anangu culture, the traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Explore the base of Uluru and absorb its magnificence, including Aboriginal rock paintings and caves. Renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, see the stunning changes of colour on the rock from red to orange to purple.
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit Discover the natural and cultural wonders of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, featuring spectacular geological formations that dominate the vast red sandy plain of Central Australia. Uluru and Kata Tjuta form part of the traditional belief system of one of the oldest human societies in the world. The traditional owners of this land are the Anangu Aboriginal people.
6 Uluru
  • Depart the Northern Territory After breakfast, say your goodbyes to the territory as you begin your journey home.

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