3 Day Uluru Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon Tour - from Ayers Rock/Yulara

This small-group adventure encompasses the very best the Red Centre has to offer. Spend three days, exploring three iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta) in one tour. There is a very good reason why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is included on the UNESCO World Heritage ...


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  • Enjoy Uluru (Ayers Rock) lookout at Sunset 
  • Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Important indigenous rock art sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List 
  • Explore Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kuniya Piti, and Kantju Gorge
  • The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is the perfect place for self-discovery
  • Take a hike through the Valley of the Winds or the Walpa Gorge
  • Immerse yourself in the wonder of the Olgas-Kata Tjuta
  • Venture into Kings Canyon Watarrka National Park
  • Travel off-the-beaten track via the incredible Mereenie Loop or similar 4WD track
  • This tour finishes in Alice Springs only.
Day 1 : Ayers Rock Airport to Uluru
Departing from Yulara (Ayers Rock Airport) we join the group who have travelled down from Alice Spring before heading off to Uluru to visit the Red Centre’s Aboriginal Interpretive Cultural Centre. (Guests will need to arrange their own lunch prior to pickup) We have a chance to learn about the cultural, ecological, historical, and geological significance of this very special national park. With the anticipation and excitement growing we make a short drive towards the base of Uluru as we begin to comprehend the sheer size and magnificence of the giant monolith, getting up close and personal to explore further. Walking to Mutitjulu waterhole we discover sacred rock art sites in family caves and hear the creation stories of Kuniya and Liru as we continue our base walk towards Kuniya Piti. From here we drive around sacred sites towards Kantju Gorge where we envisage the highest waterfall in Central Australia, (truly a spectacle to behold, even more so when it rains) an elders’ cave, and the world's oldest pantry. After exploring the world's most impressive rock up close and personal, we retreat for panoramic views to witness one of the most incredible sunsets on the planet, all whilst having dinner cooked for you, to feed those hungry eyes. Meals: Dinner (*not included for guests being collected from Ayers Rock). Camping: Ayers Rock Coach Campground - Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal bathroom facilities). Driving Distance: 350km. Hike Distance: 2-3 km / 2-3 hours.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru to Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
It's an early rise and light breakfast as we head off for a spectacular sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You thought Uluru was special and just when you think it couldn’t get any more majestic we approach the stunning silhouette of Kata Tjuta. Here we set off on a hike through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge marveling at the mighty conglomerate rock formations. After exploring Kata Tjuta we make our way towards Kings Canyon region just in time to experience a glorious outback sunset followed by a hearty meal around the campfire. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Camping: Kings Creek Station - Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal campground facilities). Driving Distance: 406 km (4.5 Hours). Hike Distance: 2-6 km / 2-4 hours (*weather dependent).
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock/Yulara or Alice Springs
We head off early to explore the mighty Kings Canyon (Watarrka) venturing into the ancient landscape and sacred grounds of the Ulpanyali and Lilla people. Arriving at the jewel in the crown at the centre of Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) we find ourselves surrounded by towering 100-meter cliff faces, views of sandstone chasms, and jaw-dropping backdrops that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Grab your water, hat, and sturdy shoes as we set off on foot to explore (the most seasonally applicable part of) the canyon in more detail. After a well-earned rest, you can now enjoy some downtime as the bus meanders through the spectacular route home via the Mereenie Loop Tourist Drive (or similar) through the West Macdonell Ranges to your final destination of Alice Springs. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Driving Distance: 250km (2.5 hours). Hike Distance: 2-4 km / 2-4 hours.
Meals :None

Operates: Mon, Wed, Sat (operated in 4WD trucks) / *Tue, *Thu, *Fri (*from Apr-Oct, operated in Rosa bus)

Our main meeting point for this tour will be at Ayers Rock Airport [AYQ] - Coote Rd Yulara NT at 13:00pm.

Ayers Rock Airport: Please advise arrival and departure flight number and details when booking. 

Guests arriving on flights into Ayers Rock [AYQ airport] earlier than the pick-up time from the airport should make their way to Ayers Rock Campground to join the group later.

Please note - Guests must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.  We accept no responsibility if you fail to nominate a pickup location- this must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior with our reservations department, failure to nominate and board the bus will result in fare forfeiture

  • Sleeping bags can be hired from us onboard for $40 AUD, this includes cleaning costs. You are more than welcome to bring your own. Payment is made directly to the tour operator.
  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary. For those with special dietaries, we recommend you bring snacks as options are limited in the outback.
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Personal expenses


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