The best way to do the big Red Centre three

by Rebecca

Hi. I'm trying to work out the best way of planning a trip to Kings Canyon and Uluru from Alice Springs.

We fly in from Darwin on 16th Sept and fly on to Cairns on 21st. We want to visit Kings Canyon, move on to Uluru and return to Alice. I was looking at hiring a 4x4 with camping equipment but some of the tours might also be an option. It is our first trip to the area. What is the cheaper but also the most enjoyable way of two adults doing this? Thanks for any pointers.

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I can't answer this for you...
by: Birgit

Hi Rebecca,
I know what I would enjoy more, but I don't know what you would enjoy more. Everybody is different.

What is more important to you? The freedom to do what you want, when you want for as long as you want? Or avoiding the stress and hassles of planning, shopping for supplies, setting up and breaking up the camp...

I can't stand tours and being herded around with a group. But like I said, everyone is different.

As for tours, they come in all budgets, so what works out cheaper depends on what kind of tour appeals to you, and also how you would go about your camping trip. Stay in unpowered tent sites and cook yourself? Eat out every night? How big a vehicle? And so on...

The best way to do the big Red Centre three
by: Martin

Hi Rebecca,

I did this trip with my wife. I travelled from England and drove from Sydney to Perth via The Red Centre. In my opinion, the best way is with a 4WD Campervan. We used Britz. It was superb and 4WD is a must from Alice to King's Canyon. It is far better to do your own "trips". Do a little research on the Net and play the rest on the fly. You will love it. Nothing like being free to come and go as you please, but you can always take "trips" from where you are based like King's Canyon, Uluru or Alice. Have a wonderful time.

Big Red Centre Way
by: Angus M Robinson

Dear Rebecca, might I suggest pls that you read and we can assist with a customised tour

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