Short Break – Walking in the Red Centre of Australia July 2019


Immerse yourself in this ancient land by experiencing the natural wonders of the Red Centre. This is a land of colour, rich red ochre cliffs and rocky gorges, brilliant green waterholes and the startling white of the ghost gums. At the major sites of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a knowledgeable guide will give in-depth interpretation of these special places. You will also walk in the West MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. With two guides looking after you, you can choose easier or harder options along the way. The chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners and comfortable accommodation mean you can relax and fully enjoy the colours of this extraordinary landscape. After six days of walking, you will have time to explore Alice Springs and perhaps take a balloon ride before returning home. This short break will give you some much needed sunshine and warmth!

John Matheson will be your tour manager. He has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years, the majority of these as a director of Calder & Lawson. He has led many overseas walking tours and has travelled extensively in Australia. He is looking forward to walking and exploring some special ‘off the beaten track places’ in this amazing land. One of John’s nephew’s is a balloon pilot in Alice Springs and he would love to give you an aerial perspective of the area! If you have any queries about the tour, give John a call.

TOUR DATES Saturday 27 July – Saturday 3 August 2019


  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooked breakfasts, a la carte diners and comprehensive walker’s lunches
  • All group transfers
  • Desert Park and National Park admissions
  • Champagne and wine at sunset at Uluru
  • Pre tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Balloon flight – approximate price is NZD$300

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland or Christchurch
Share twin per person                                     NZD$5,999
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$   825

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 12