Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Six Weeks Down Under
  2. 2 Sydney GTG - March 14?
  3. 3 Queenstown-is it worth it?
  4. 4 August Honeymoon Help?
  5. 5 How to split up Australia?
  6. 6 GTG in Australia - Feb or March
  7. 7 Self Drive Tour Itinerary - Safety, Convenience, Activities, Itinerary HELP
  8. 8 Brisbane to Sydney
  9. 9 Wellington Airport to hotel
  10. 10 East Coast Australia
  11. 11 Trip Report North and South Island of NZ
  12. 12 Clearing Kaikoura to Picton road
  13. 13 Romantic 10 nights Fiji - Oct 2017
  14. 14 NEW ZEALAND 18 DAYS ITINERARY
  15. 15 Marlborough Sounds
  16. 16 Blue mountain in July
  17. 17 More pilot whales to strand at NZ's Farewell Spit
  18. 18 Tonga January Weather
  19. 19 Trip Report Tasmania, Melbourne, and the Great Ocean Road--November/December 2015
  20. 20 1 Month Hiking in New Zealand
  21. 21 Scenary around Winton QLD
  22. 22 Alesund - Geiranger
  23. 23 Drive from Melbourne to Sydney
  24. 24 australia for first time
  25. 25 Auckland restaurants and brewpubs?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Self Drive or Tour the Red Centre

Jump to last reply

Hi,

I'm having trouble figuring out whether to self drive or take an organized tour. \it's my husband and I traveling in mid-November. My thought is to;

Day 1 - fly into Alice Springs, arrive around lunch time, spend the afternoon wandering around, do the Kangaroo sanctuary at sunset.

Day 2 - take a leisurely drive to Kings Canyon. (which route to take??) wander around

Day 3 - walk the rim of Kings Canyon, drive to Uluru. Do the Sounds of Silence Dinner

Day 4 - sunrise at Uluru, tour of the rock and cultural centre Fly to Cairns

Our travel agent is suggesting - "You would have to start in Ayers Rock and finish in Alice Springs as the coach service between each area works best this way. You would be on a larger bus for the airport transfer in Ayers Rock because the coach picks up everyone coming off each flight but then the tours will be smaller and offer superior touring experiences. The tours in Ayers Rock would be the same as what I mentioned below and then we would have you do the group tour in the morning to Kings Canyon before heading on to Alice Springs. These two could have larger numbers but it totally depends on the number of people booked for that day. The coach would have you arriving into Alice Springs at about 7:30pm and then the flight to Cairns wouldn’t be until around 6pm the following day so you will have time to do some touring around time before departing"

I am wondering if driving around in the coach and having to be on their schedule is worth it. I don't think I would be able to to get to the Kangaroo Sanctuary either...

Your thoughts? How difficult is the drive?

Lesley

15 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement