Red Centre Way self-drive Mereenie Loop- Northern Territory

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From the red desert sands of Uluru to the tropical terrain of Kakadu National Park and the bright blue waters of Darwin Harbour. The Northern Territory truly is different in every sense. Travel by four-wheel drive across red desert landscapes and tropical savannah, lush rainforest and along rugged coastlines.

Drive along the Mereenie Loop Road
Hike the Kings Canyon Rim
Explore Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Gorge and Serpentine Gorge
Watch the setting sun over Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Walk through Walpa Gorge in Kata Tjuta

Tour Map

Collect your vehicle and spend a full day exploring Alice Springs at leisure. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base, School of the Air or the Alice Springs Desert Park (extra charge). Finish the day by taking a drive up Anzac Hill for panoramic views over the city at sunset. Overnight at Mercure Alice Springs

Depart Alice Springs and head west following the MacDonnell Ranges. Along the way visit Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Gorge and Serpentine Gorge. Visit Ormiston Gorge and spend some time exploring the permanent waterholes at Glen Helen Gorge, home to many species of animals, including a variety of water birds and fish. Overnight at Glen Helen Lodge.

Depart Glen Helen this morning for some real outback four-wheel driving. Travel the Mereenie Loop Road through the Gardiner Range and over Walker Creek arrive at Kings Canyon. The Canyon is an awe-inspiring sandstone chasm descending hundreds of feet below the sun-parched landscape. Overnight at Kings Canyon Resort.

This morning discover the Kings Canyon Rim Walk – early morning is the best time of day to do this walk, so make an early start. Depart Kings Canyon, travel back along the Luritja Road to the Lasseter Highway and arrive at Uluru. Ayers Rock Resort is at Yulara, situated on the outskirts of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a famous Uluru sunset. Stay the next two nights at Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort.

Uluru is the world’s greatest monolith. The Rock rises 348 metres above a sandy plain covered in desert oak and spinifex. It’s believed that two-thirds of the Rock lies beneath the sand. The colours of the Rock change with sunrise, sunset and the hours of the day. Today explore all that this stunning area has to offer.

Enjoy more time exploring this amazing area. The car should be returned today by the same time as it was collected on day 1 to avoid any additional charges.


  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 5 days 4WD rental with GPS
  • Co-pilot self-drive kit


  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (request a quote with your booking departing from any city in Australia)
  • Extra nights accommodation (extend your stay, request a quote with your booking)

Optional Activities & Fees

  • A National Park fee is required to enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Base on 5-night package, valid 20 Nov – 31 Mar 21. Superior and boutique accommodation are also available.

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