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Feedback on Our Red Centre Itinerary Please - Too Long?

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Feedback on Our Red Centre Itinerary Please - Too Long?

Hello,

My mother (70), my son (12), my daughter (16) and I (woman, 45) will arrive in Alice Springs on Mon 30 June 2014, late afternoon. Our plan is as follows:

Tuesday - Explore Alice Springs, possibly:

- School of the Air

- Flying Doctors Visitor's Centre

- Reptile Centre

- Kangaroo Sanctuary

- (Evening) Attend the Starlight Didgeridoo

Wednesday - Drive to Uluru and participate in dot painting course in afternoon. Stay overnight in Outback Pioneer Hotel. Perhaps Camel ride at Sunset.

Thursday - Do activities at the Resort in morning e.g. spear and boomerang throwing ahead of meeting Wayoutback "Wallaby" Tour (4 days/3 nights). Walk around base of Uluru and watch sunset from tour's camp site.

Friday - Sunrise at Uluru and then off to Olgas with tour, overnight camp site

Saturday - Kings Canyon, overnight camp site.

Sunday - MacDonnell Ranges and back to Alice Springs, overnight Alice Springs.

Monday - Explore more of Alice Springs (what we didn't see/do last Tuesday)

Tuesday - Fly out (early afternoon flight)

Any comments on this? Are we spending too long at Uluru itself (1.5 days)?

Are we spending too long in Alice Springs (2.5 days but 4 overnights due to limited flight times)

I'm keen to book this very soon so would appreciate any thoughts.

Thanks in advance,

Kim travelling with my older Mum and two teenage kids

(Sydney)

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1. Re: Feedback on Our Red Centre Itinerary Please - Too Long?

You're definitely not spending too long if anything you're going to be left wanting to go back for more. We went to the Centre last April and spent a week in Alice, 3 nights in Uluru and 1 night at Kings Canyon and we could have done with longer. The Reptile Centre's good but make sure you time it for their "show". The Wildlife Park is great but you need all day! I assume from what you've written that the Macs are part of a tour so no doubt they'll take you to the best spots. Enjoy yourself!

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2. Re: Feedback on Our Red Centre Itinerary Please - Too Long?

hi,

Your itinerary looks workable to me. Have a read through the link below for additional info on Uluru.

tripadvisor.com.au/GoListDetail-i17672-Uluru…

I think your itinerary looks good & well planned.

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3. Re: Feedback on Our Red Centre Itinerary Please - Too Long?

Looks good to me. Make sure you see the Birds of Prey show at Desert Park. Two shows a day (10 & 3 I think, but check on their website.)

Also be sure to take a coat - very cold early mornings & at night.

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4. Re: Feedback on Our Red Centre Itinerary Please - Too Long?

Thank you all so much for the feedback. Really appreciate this.

KimT

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