- Watch the sun set over the magnificent Uluru, one of the most mesmerizing sites you may ever witness
- Embark on an interpretive Uluru Base walk and have the opportunity to climb
- Sleep beneath the stars among the true outback serenity in private campsites
- Visit the striking Kings Canyon and explore the Amphitheater, Lost City and Garden of Eden with a rim walk
- Complete the majestic "Valley of the Winds" hike at Kata Tjuta
- Professional guide
- Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus vehicle (24 pax maximum)
- All meals (as listed on itineraries)
- Camping equipment*
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Day 1 (Lunch and Dinner included)
It's an early ride for those travelling from Alice Springs, journey to Ayers Rock where you will meet your fellow travellers. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop Australia's earliest form of transport. This afternoon, embark on an incredible interpretive base walk of Uluru. The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the spectacular colour change of the Uluru sunset. After dinner, it's stories and stargazing back at the campsite before another day of exploring.
Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at our private camp.
DAY 3 (Breakfast and Lunch included)
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the early evening
*Lunch on Day 1 is only included for passengers beginning their tour in Alice Springs. Passengers starting in Ayers Rock will need to have eaten prior to pick up.
*Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
Departs Daily (except January 1)
Alice Springs: From central accommodation from 4:50am
Ayers Rock Airport: 12:55pm / 1:55pm depending on season. 3:10pm pick up also available (See note). Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer
Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort):12:55pm
Returns Day 3
Alice Springs: at approx 5:30 pm. Onward travel should be booked for the day after the tour finishes from Alice Springs.
Note: Those booking the 3:10pm pick up from AYQ Airport will not have time to complete a full base walk of Uluru and will miss the Cultural Centre visit. A shorter walk of Uluru is still possible when arriving at this time.
*Customers must bring their own sleeping bag or hire one for a $30 local payment. Tents are not included and swags are provided as standard. Customers wishing to sleep in a single pop-up tent will be required to pay a $60 local payment. Both items must be pre-booked.
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you), water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, towel, swimwear, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for three days.
Customers beginning their tour in Alice Springs are permitted to bring 10kg of luggage in a soft bag, with the remainder stored at their Alice Springs accommodation. Customers beginning at Ayers Rock have a luggage limit of 23kg per person + a small carry-on day pack. Please no hard-shell or plastic suitcases. Please pack the items you will need for the trip in the day pack to avoid having to access your main bag frequently.