From $875

Tour ID: 10064206

See the Red Centre of Australia over a 3 day period. Travel from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (Uluru) 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 dingin under the stars and in the open air at our 1,000 Star Dinner.

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Melbourne might have the arts scene and Sydney the beaches, but Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand the heart and soul of Australia. Approximately 70% of the Australian continent is classed as arid or semi-arid – and little old Alice Springs sits right in the middle of it all. Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes and you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. As evening begins, enjoy some tasty snacks as the sun sets over Uluru casting incredible colours. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars.

Notes: Total driving time is approximately 5.5hours. Total walking time is around an hour.

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

Day 2: Uluru sunrise & Kings Canyon

An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh, enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft of the First Peoples of Australia, at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.

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

The main attraction of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon – a humungous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls hundreds of metres high. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rockpools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous sites – the Lost City, Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre and North and South Walls. Then it’s lunch, rest, and back to Alice for farewells.

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

    6:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    6pm day 3 in Alice Springs.

  • Departure points:

    Alice Springs

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departs Daily from Alice Springs at 6.00am.
    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:

    Medium

  • 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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