We'd done the Red Centre before in our Landcruiser, and while the pictures were spectacular, it felt like we'd missed the point of being there; the cultural side, which is why we went back.
We were lucky to have Craig as our guide, his knowledge of culture, flora, fauna, geology and history was clear, and he managed to answer every question the group had.
Craig's passion for travel, people and learning was obvious, and consistent, whether it be first thing in the morning or the last thing at night.
The Red Centre leg was all about timing, with sunset and sunrise being game time, and there are many, many other buses out there trying to do the same thing. We were always first there, and often lady out, giving us the best unobstructed views and time to let it all soak in.
Swag camping under the stars is a special experience, and the equipment was of such good quality, it felt like we were home in bed, except with the milky way for our TV.
The Southern stretch of the Stuart Highway is an area we haven't travelled before, and Coober Pedy was pretty awesome! We had an underground museum tour included, and slept in an underground hostel, it was pretty cool!
For anyone looking to do Alice Springs to Uluru to Adelaide (or the same in reverse), this is hands down the best way to see it all, rather than flying and missing out on outback South Australia.
Start your Journey in the Red Centre, camping under the outback starts and exploring the spectacular sights of this area. We visit the town of Coober Pedy, unique in its opal mining history and underground dwellings. Experience the scenic Flinders Ranges before arriving at our destination.
Departing from Alice Springs or Uluru, we take in all the sacred Indigenous culutres and sights around Uluru and Kata Tjuta. See the sun rise and set over Uluru! Hike to the rim of Kings Canyon and explore the red sandstone rocky paths. Feed orphaned kangaroo joeys and sleep underground in Coober Pedy. Dodge waterways through the scenic red sandstone gorges of Alligator Gorge in mount Remarkable National Park.
Age Restriction: 10
Fitness Requirement: High level of fitness - up to 11km walks
What To Bring
Every Wednesday & Sunday
Picks up from all Alice Springs accommodations from 5:30am or Uluru (Ayers Rock Public Campground reception from 12:00pm)
Arrives Adelaide at 5:00pm approximately