This two-day independent coach tour includes meet and greet at Ayers Rock Airport with a transfer to your hotel, the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and an overnight stay at Ayers Rock Resort in your choice of accommodation. Experience the majesty of this monolith and the neighboring Kata Tjuta (Olgas), before traveling by luxury coach to Alice Springs.
Day 2: Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
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, coffee or hot chocolate. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the 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.
This afternoon, travel through desert scenery on our way to Alice Springs. Your Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary as you pass through the beautiful rugged scenery of the outback. View Atila (Mt. Conner). Stop at the Erldunda Roadhouse where you may purchase afternoon tea (own expense). Travel along the Stuart Highway before arriving in Alice Springs. You will be dropped off at your Alice Springs hotel.
Outback Pioneer Hotel: The Outback Pioneer Hotel 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: Enjoy the charm of the Desert Gardens Hotel where magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs provide a distinct botanical theme. Set amidst the landscaped gardens, the hotel features a swimming pool and is close to the resort's shops and Visitors Centre. The 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 : 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. Rooms are spacious and exquisitely furnished, all with private balcony or verandah. The hotel features a swimming pool, tennis court, mini golf and three restaurants.
Please note: Due to operational requirements, hotel lists are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.
Tour ends on your arrival into Alice Springs on Day 2, at approximately 7:30pm (April - September) and 7:00pm (October - March)