Central Australia Tours

Join us on a cultural immersion program designed to deepen students’ understanding of Indigenous Australia. Fly into the heart of Australia, Yulara, where you will be greeted by the sight of Uluru on the horizon. Explore the surrounding Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, before venturing out into the West MacDonnell Ranges, to Kings Canyon. Be welcomed into an indigenous community, then camp on country with an Aboriginal family to deepen your understanding of culture, history and life in Central Australia.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Melbourne to Uluru

Depart Melbourne arriving into Ayers Rock Airport. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your Infuse leaders, who will transfer you to Yulara. After settling into the campground, enjoy lunch, and participate in an orientation. In the afternoon, visit the Cultural Centre at Uluru, where you’ll deepen your understanding of Uluru’s significance to the local Indigenous Anangu people. A local guide will take you on a cultural tour of Uluru, followed by witnessing the sunset’s transformative colors on Uluru before dinner at the campground.

Overnight: Ayers Rock Campground, Yulara.

Day 2 – Kata Tjuta and On-Country Immersion

This morning, pack up camp and head to Kata Tjuta. Hike through Walpa Gorge and the Valley of the Winds, experiencing the scale of Kata Tjuta. After lunch, embark on a journey to your on-country experience, camping on a million-acre property with a host family. Over the next three days, you’ll immerse yourself in Indigenous culture and traditions. The experience is designed to be organic and flexible, allowing you to learn firsthand about hunting, cooking, and Indigenous culture in Central Australia.

Overnight: Camping on country, Homeland near Petermann.

Day 3 and 4 – On-Country Experience

Your time on country is planned but not scripted, offering flexibility in scheduling. You’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in an Indigenous community, engaging in activities like hunting and storytelling while learning about Indigenous culture in Central Australia.

Overnight: Camping on country, Homeland near Petermann.

Day 5 – King Creek Station and Karrke Cultural Experience

Bid farewell to your newfound friends and head to Kings Creek Station. After settling in and having lunch, you’ll visit a community within the Kings Canyon National Park. There, you’ll meet local Arrernte people, who will share their Indigenous language and cultural knowledge with you. You’ll also have the chance to explore and purchase locally handmade arts and crafts.

Overnight: Camping, Kings Creek Station.

Day 6 – Kings Canyon and Kathleen Springs

Today, you’ll explore the magic of Kings Canyon, including the iconic Rim Walk, a 6-kilometer circuit that takes you through the Garden of Eden and Priscilla’s Crack. After completing the walk, return to camp to relax and enjoy a mindfulness and reflection activity at Kathleen Springs. In the evening, gather around the campfire to share stories and prepare for another night of camping under the stars.

Overnight: Camping, Kings Creek Station.

Day 7 – Return to Yulara, Uluru Sunset, Field of Lights

After a cooked breakfast, pack up camp and begin the journey back to Yulara. Along the way, make a stop at Curtin Springs Roadhouse, a central point within a vast cattle station, to purchase souvenirs or refreshments. Upon arriving in Yulara, take some personal time to relax, journal, and reflect on your incredible experiences. As the sun sets, board a bus for the world-famous ‘Field of Lights’ show, a mesmerizing phenomenon that illuminates the area below the dunes. After the show, enjoy a final night’s dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Ayers Rock Campground, Yulara.

Day 8 – Sunrise, Debrief, and Departure

Rise early to witness the sun’s majestic ascent over Uluru from the sunrise viewing area. The group will have a special moment in this iconic setting before participating in a ceremony of celebration. After packing up camp, you’ll have time to explore Yulara, shop for souvenirs, and bid your farewells to your Infuse leaders. Your journey concludes with a flight from Yulara back to Melbourne. Welcome back home; we hope you had an incredible Central Australia experience!