Wednesday 15 May

Day 5 - Kings Canyon to Ernest Giles Rd

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100km ride

Ride through the heart of the Watarrka National Park and past the stunning ridge-line of George Gill Range.

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Watarrka

Activities & highlights

After a solid day of riding we will stop off at the beautiful Curtin Springs – home to the Severin family since 1956. Enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits as you walk around the gardens. 

You’ll get an opportunity to enjoy some free hotel activities including guided garden walks, digeridoo lessons and a bushman’s food talk. Desert Gardens Hotel is famous for it’s magnificent gardens full of local flora and a great opportunity to learn about the intricacies of an outback garden with an Indigenous guide.

You’ll enjoy pre dinner canapes and a luxury dinner at the Bough House – the perfect way to wind down after a solid day of riding.

Route details

Kings Canyon to Ernest Giles Rd
Distance: 100km | Climbing: 236m

Today’s riding will take you along mostly flat terrain with quintessential outback views all day.

The route goes through the heart of the Watarrka National Park and is guided by the stunning ridge-line along the western end of the George Gill Range.

Take your packed lunch and pull up wherever takes your breath away to soak up the scenery. 100km isn’t for the faint hearted, so relax and enjoy it.

Accommodation

For the final couple of nights, you'll be staying in either The Lost Camel (Premium) or Sails in the Desert (Lux).

Premium

The Lost Camel - Voyages

Opening in July 2018, the Lost Camel Hotel is a contemporary and fun, boutique-style hotel conveniently located only 20 minutes away from Uluru.

Each room feature a deliciously comfortable King Bed (can be separated into two single beds) and a bathroom with a separate shower, toilet and open-plan vanity.

Lost Camel Hotel

Lux

Sails in the Desert - Voyages

Sails in the desert is a five-star hotel featuring an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern lounge options (see image below).

Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

Sails in the desert

What's included?

Premium

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Room at The Lost Camel
  • Park fees for Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Curtin Springs visit – tea coffee and biscuits
  • Canapes and dinner at Bough House

Lux

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Room at Sails in the Desert
  • Park fees for Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Curtin Springs visit – tea coffee and biscuits
  • Canapes and dinner at Bough House

Optional extras

  • Bush food experience: Introduction to indigenous bush food and cooking demonstration.
  • Gardens walk (self guided and guide options):  The perfect opportunity to learn about the intricacies of an outback garden at Desert Gardens Hotel. Learn how Indigenous people traditionally lived by using the bush for food and medicinal purposes.

Bookings are now open for our maiden journey through Central Australia

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