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3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Overview

Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru
Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru aboard a luxury coach. Stop at the Camel Farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. You have the opportunity to ride a camel (own expense). While travelling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. There is time for stop at Mt Ebenezer road house for a quick break. View flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts.

In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying canapés and a complimentary glass of wine.

Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the exclusive barbecue site. You will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change).

Day 2: Uluru - Kings Canyon
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Spend some time exploring Walpa Gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

In the early afternoon, travel by luxury coach through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach.

Day 3: Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk - Alice Springs
Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvelous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. The rim walk takes approximately 3-hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor.

Stop at Kings Creek Station to purchase lunch (own expense) before continuing through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs.

Itinerary

Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Depart Alice Springs and travel through the remote Outback landscapes past the West MacDonnell Ranges. This ancient, twisted range is thought to be the oldest in Australia. Stop to visit the Outback Camel Farm, where you'll have the opportunity to try riding one (own expense). Stop to view the flat-topped Mt Conner before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Take a tour to the base of Uluru with your guide. Travel to Mutitjulu waterhole, where you can see cave paintings and hear the legends of Python Dreaming. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the indigenous history and culture, and see traditional arts and crafts on display. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and watch the golden rays of the setting sun strike Uluru.

Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the exclusive barbecue site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, outside the Uluru & Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights so that there is a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Once at the site, you will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change). After dinner, you will be served tea, coffee and dessert and your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations with the assistance of a high beam spotlight (weather permitting). Your guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Overnight: Ayers Rock

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise - Mutitjulu Waterhole - Uluru Climb - Kings Canyon
Rise early and witness the day's first light striking Uluru. Warm up with a coffee or tea as you take in the quiet of the Australian Outback. Join a tour to Kata Tjuta and walk into Walpa Gorge, where you may spot ancient stone carvings. In the early afternoon, travel by luxury coach through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach.

Overnight: Kings Canyon

Day 3: Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk - Alice Springs
Enjoy a guided walk along the rim of Kings Canyon and through the 'Lost City' and 'Garden of Eden' (requires a good degree of fitness). See the towering walls and unique plant life. An alternative easy walk along the canyon floor is also available. In the afternoon, travel through the vast cattle properties of Central Australia, stopping at Kings Creek Station before arriving at your hotel in Alice Springs.


Accommodation Options: Ayers Rock Resort

Tour Only - No accommodation included at Ayers Rock or Kings Canyon. You therefore have the flexibility to book your own accommodation.

Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget)
 - The Outback Pioneer Lodge has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some Outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.

Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) - Set amidst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the recently refurbished Desert Gardens hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.

Sails In The Desert (Superior) - Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre.

Due to operational requirements, hotel options are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.

Hotel Pickup:

6:15am A Good Rest B&B
6:55am Alice in the Territory
6:35am Alice Motor Inn
6:40am Alice on Todd
6:35am Aurora Alice Springs
6:25am Chifley Alice Springs Resort
6:45am Desert Palms Resort
6:35am Desert Rose Inn
6:30am Diplomat Motel
6:50am DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
6:30am Elkira Motel
6:55am G’Day Mate Caravan Park
6:20am Haven Backpackers
6:55am Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
6:55am Heritage Caravan Park
6:40am Ibis Styles Oasis
6:55am Lasseters Casino Hotel
6:55am MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
7:00am Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
6:40am Quest Apartments
6:15am Stuart Caravan Park
6:40am Swagmans Rest Motel
6:35am Todd Tavern
6:40am Toddy’s Resort
6:15am Wintersun Caravan Park
6:15am Vatu Sanctuary

Information

Includes:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Touring of Ayers Rock and The Olgas
  • Beverages
  • Sunrise viewing over Ayers Rock
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Return airport transfers
  • Aussie BBQ Dinner (if option selected)
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Accommodation (if Tour Only option selected)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings.
  • Children must share a room with 2 or more adults, and utilize existing bedding
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Passengers requiring special assistance, must provide written notice to allow for appropriate planning. Requests for disabled rooms will be passed on to hotels, but cannot be guaranteed.

Meeting Point

Tour departs from most Alice Springs hotels.
Departure Time:
7am
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:15pm on Day 3
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