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  • 2 days walking on sections of the Larapinta Trail to experience the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges, including the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge & Standley Chasm
  • Explore the beautiful Kata Juta, also known as the Olgas, a group of large, domed rock formations
  • Witness Uluru at sunrise and sunset
  • Do the spectacular Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Stark landscapes, lonely highways and otherworldly rock formations—the remote red heart of central Australia is a magnificent desert wilderness. Out here you’ll find some of the continent’s most iconic images, including the sacred monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock), the striking rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the rugged peaks and ridges of the MacDonnell Ranges, and the vaste beauty of Kings Canyon.

This itinerary is jam-packed with cultural experiences. You'll spend time with your host at Rainbow Valley and Traditional Custodian of the land. Here we are introduced to an amazing Culture and Country, visiting the spectacular art site of Rainbow Valley where we will see rock art, engravings and occupations sites. Your Aboriginal guide will share the ancient landscape of Rainbow Valley and explain some of its cultural significance. In the late afternoon, admire the changing colours of a spectacular sunset.

Come and explore Australia’s extraordinary Red Centre with World Youth Adventures!

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Alice Springs, visit Desert Park, Aboriginal Bush food

Day 2

Standley Chasm walk, local Arrente people talks, Ochre Pits

Day 3

Ormiston Pound Walk 6km (3-4 hours)

Day 4

Kings Canyon and Karrke Tour

Day 5

Explore Kata Juta & Uluru

Day 6

Walk around Uluru, visit cultural centre

Day 7

Ranger talk at base of Uluru, Rainbow Valley for Aboriginal stories and dream-time culture

Day 8

Day of Service Learning

Day 9

Depart Alice Springs.


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss


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Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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