- Spend the night in private campsites under the stars and wake up to a mesmerizing sunrise over Uluru
- Hike through the impressive Valley of the Winds and marvel at the natural wonder of the Olgas
- Explore Kings Canyon and visit the Amphitheater, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden
- Visit the iconic outback town of Alice Springs
- Professional guide
- Interpretative base walk of Uluru with the opportunity to climb
- Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus
- Meals (as listed on itinerary)
- Camping equipment*
- Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
Day 1 (Lunch and Dinner included)
For those joining the tour in Alice Springs you will make the journey to Ayers Rock where we will meet our fellow travelers. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop one of the regions earliest forms of transport. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru and have the opportunity to climb it (weather permitting). Visit the impressive Cultural Centre before watching the ever epic changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow.
Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
You will wake bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise. 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, Lunch and Dinner 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 lunch, we make our way towards the iconic outback town of Alice Springs, arriving in the early evening. This town has a vast pioneering history and will feel like the big smoke after 2 and a half days in the ‘Bush’. We’ll visit Anzac Hill for a panoramic view of ‘The Alice’ providing a great opportunity to really see the oasis in the desert. Hostel accommodation (dormitory/twin or double room) and dinner is included for our last night together. Enjoy a night out experiencing the nightlife of this charming Outback town.
Day 4 (Breakfast included)
Today we have an early start. Following breakfast we leave Alice Springs and begin our journey to Ayers Rock. With a short stop along the way we will get you and your baggage to Ayers Rock Airport or resort before saying farewell to this magical destination.
*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
Ayers Rock Airport: Day 4 at approximately 11am***
Outback Pioneer Hotel: Day 4 at approximately 1:00pm
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.
*** Our estimated drop off time for Ayers Rock Airport is 11:00am. Whilst we will do our absolute best to have you at the airport on time we will not be held liable for any flights missed due to delays. These may include, but not limited to; Traffic delays, road closures, vehicle breakdowns and accidents. Travel insurance is highly recommended. During the summer months Jetstar offer a service departing Ayers Rock to Melbourne at 11:45am. Although we strive for an 11:00am arrival to Ayers Rock Airport we recommend you choose a flight at a later 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).
As of April 1, 2016 customers are required to pay their $25 per person National Park fee to their guide on departure.
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 will need to store their main luggage at Haven Backpacker Resort the day prior to departure and bring only a soft bag with a maximum of 10kg. Passengers will be able to retrieve their luggage when the tour returns to Haven on day 3. 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.