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Red Centre Discovery
Commences Alice Springs 28 April and ends Alice Springs 05 May 2019

  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price AUD 3,850
  • Program Code AUSRCD19
  • Single Supplement AUD 795
  • Program Leader Davd Mobbs
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 7 Nights
    • 1 - Alice Springs
    • 2 - Uluru
    • 1 - Kings Canyon
    • 1 - Glen Helen
    • 2 - Alice Springs 

Program ends in Alice Springs.

Tour Highlights

  • Please see itinerary for full details

Tour Overview

Central Australia is a land of striking contrasts from its ancient secrets and majestic natural wonders to the sandy plains and sweeping mountain ranges in the comfort of a 6WD vehicle. Travelling with a group of no more than 18 like-minded participants, you’ll visit the heartland of Australia and experience its most sacred landscapes, view beautiful rock art dating back thousands of years, sample delicious and authentic bush tucker, explore the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and toast a spectacular Uluru sunset, marvel at Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and learn about the history of Alice Springs with visits to the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air and Overland Telegraph Station, all extremely important in connecting outback Central Australia to the outside world.

Comfort is the key to this amazing journey. Our transportation is a purpose built 6WD tour coach. All accommodation is in rooms with en-suite and most meals are included. This extraordinary tour of Central Australia starts and finishes in Alice Springs.


Tour Inclusions

    • 6 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
    • 1 night en-suite motel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
    • Touring by comfortable and modern 6WD tour vehicle
    • Transport and field trips as indicated
    • Applicable entry fees including national park permits
    • Services of a professional driver guide
    • Detailed Program Information Booklet


This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Golden Compass's UK, European and North African educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass UK. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompass.co.uk. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 151, Albion Park, NSW 2527, Australia.

Your booking form will then be forwarded electronically to the UK for processing.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe or North Africa. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass in the UK.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 1800 132 385.