Tour ID: 10005141

See the Red Centre of Australia over a 3 day period. Travel from Ayers Rock (Uluru) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon, stopping at the regions natural attractions along the way. Be amazed by the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, the fun-filled days and the star filled nights.

  • Dine under the stars
  • Indigenous-guided walk around base of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Taste native foods througout the trip
  • Hike the chasms and hidden oases of Kings Canyon.



Join us on this trip and you'll get to see Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon – including the Lost City, Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden and North and South Walls - as well as weave your way through the gullies of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Enjoy an night dining under the stars and in the open air.

Day 1: Yulara to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

This afternoon we set out to boulder-strewn landscape of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Wandering through the site’s gullies and crevices, you’ll learn a little about the area’s geological and ecological significance from your guide. Make back to camp as the sun starts to set, arriving in time for our very special 1,000 Star Dinner

Notes: Total driving time is approximately one hour. Total walking time is around an hour.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities: Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance, Uluru sunset snacks
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Uluru sunrise

It’s an early rise today but seeing Australia is what you came for, right? After watching a fiery outback sun rear up over the world’s biggest rock get a real sense of the rock’s scale on an unguided walk around its base. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. This exclusive experience will give you an exclusive insight to the meaning behind Anangu art and traditional culture. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.)

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities: Uluru Cultural Centre, Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kings Canyon rim walk

While Kings Canyon is only one of the many attractions within Watarrka National Park, Kings is so impressive that more people know it than the park. After a quick breakfast, we’ll venture into the canyon and start the Rim Walk. Beginning in the vast natural Amphitheatre (where you’re free to test out the acoustics), we’ll enter upon the Lost City and descend down into the fern-shaded rock pools of the Garden of Eden. A visit to the imposing North and South Walls is another must before lunch. Then we drive on to Alice Springs, a relative metropolis in these surroundings, for goodbyes.

Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.

Included Activities: Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Note: Should any of the attractions of the standard itinerary not be open as a result of National Park decisions surrounding accessibility and safety, activities will be substituted.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Experienced tour guides, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Permanent Tent Accommodation with shared bathroom facilities, camping fees & equipment.
    Activities included are; Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance, Uluru sunset, Uluru Cultural Centre, Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience, Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    3 Days

  • Departure:

    1:45 PM Daily

  • Return:

    6pm day 3 in Alice Springs.

  • Departure points:

    Ayers Rock (Uluru)

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departs Daily from Uluru (Ayers Rock) at 1.45pm at the Desert Gardens Hotel.
    Tour ends in Alice Springs.

  • What to bring:

    Sturdy walking shoes, swimming gear, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter months, flynet, camera & film.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children 7 years and under are not permitted on this tour. Children 8-12 years may travel at the child price.

  • Additional Information:

    This is a camping trip for those who are looking for a little more comfort. Simple facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback. Each trip has an expert local leader, and plenty of free time for optional extras. We camp in shared permanent twin-share tents that feature cosy beds, wooden floors, full linen, lighting, power points, a bedside table and fans. Twin-share hostel/motel rooms are the go, with the option of a single supplement also available(supplement payable direct). If you’re travelling solo, you’ll be paired with someone of the same gender - unless you choose the solo upgrade. We travel in a range of private vehicles from 4WD trucks in the Top End, to comfortable overland vehicles through the Red Centre. The perfect option for a ‘no frills’ trip.

    Depending on the tour/campground there will be a sheltered BBQ area for preparing meals and you must be prepared to assist with food preparation, dish washing, collecting firewood etc - plus helping keep the campsite clean and tidy for the next group of travellers. The interactive nature of these tours is a key component to getting more in touch with nature and the Australian culture – the more you put in the more you get out! These tours tend to appeal to active travellers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

    · Please note during summer the itinerary can change due to high temperatures.
    · Itineraries may also vary and/or attractions substituted due to other seasonal conditions, Traditional owner and national park requirements.
    · A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies in a soft bag or backpack. Be sure to appropriately. Warm clothing in winter, and even something warm in summer as temperatures drop overnight.
    · Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.

  • Destinations:

    Ayers Rock (Uluru), Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Mt Conner and Kings Canyon

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