Uluru Adventure, Original ex Alice Springs #GDayATA
Want to see the Red Centre's greatest natural attractions in under three days? Easy. Jump on this trip and you'll get to admire Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the natural wonders of Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon – the Lost City, Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden and North and South Walls – and weave through the gigantic boulders and gullies of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
Why you'll love this trip
Join an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide on a walk around the base of Uluru.
This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand
Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru
Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback
Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon
Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on guided nature walks
3 days, 2 nights
- Experienced tour guide
- Meals as indicated: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
- Travel in all-terrain vehicle
- Accommodation: Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
- Activities as detailed in itinerary
- National park entry fees
1.Trip commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6:00am and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6pm.
2. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 3 litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.
3.You can join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1; see tour code PAR3Y-O.
- Day 1 : Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)Melbourne might have the arts scene and Sydney the beaches, but Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand Australia proper. Approximately 70% of the Australian continent is classed as arid or semi-arid – and little old Alice Springs sits right in the middle of it all. Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes – you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. As evening begins, enjoy some tasty snacks as the sun sets over Uluru casting incredible colours. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars. Today, driving time is approximately 4.5 hours. Walking is approximately one hour.Meals :Lunch, DinnerDay 2 : Uluru Sunrise and Kings CanyonIt’s an early rise today but seeing Australia is what you came for, right? After watching a fiery outback sun rear up over the world’s biggest rock get a real sense of the rock’s scale on an unguided walk around its base. Then learn about the cultural significance of this iconic landform on a cultural interpretative walk with an Indigenous guide. In their creation-time stories, the Anangu’s ancestral beings the Mala settled here after being chased to the region by an evil dog-like creature called kurpany. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park. Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.) Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night) Included Activities Uluru Cultural Centre Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience Meals Included Breakfast Lunch DinnerMeals :Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 3 : Kings Canyon rim walkThe centrepiece attraction of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon; a humungous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls hundreds of metres high. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rockpools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous sites – the Lost City, Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre and North and South Walls. Then it’s lunch, rest, and back to Alice for farewells. Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.Meals :Breakfast, Lunch
Departs: Select Alice Springs accommodation from 6am on day 1.
Default pick up: Aurora Alice Springs (11 Leichhardt Terrace) @ 6:05am
Year round: Daily
Finish: Select Alice Springs accommodation early evening day 3