3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon
Discover Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs on this 3-day tour starting at Ayers Rock and ending in Alice Springs. Explore Australia's great Central Desert - watch the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), visit the magnificent Olga Gorge and Kings Canyon, with their beautiful waterholes and dazzling views. Stop off at a huge cattle station and the remote, early telegraph town of Alice Springs.
- Multi-Day Trip
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- All entrance fees included
- Free drinks included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pickup included
Arrive at Ayers Rock Airport before 1pm and be transferred to your hotel. Later in the afternoon visit the 36 immense rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a guided walk into Walpa Gorge and marvel at the sheer walls that flank you as you enter the gorge. Join a walk into Walpa Gorge, where some of the plants are so rare that they are only found in and around these distinct sandstone formations. Then travel to sunset strip where you will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you admire the spectacular display of light and color as you watch an Uluru sunset.
Overnight: choice of accommodation standards
Day 2. Uluru Sunrise, Kings Canyon
Rise early to see Uluru at sunrise from the viewing area of Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. In the stillness and quiet, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and feel the spiritual heart of the Australian Outback. After watching the sun rise, travel to Uluru to tour around the base with your guide. Then join a guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole, see ancient rock art and hear stories of Aboriginal legends. Discover the history and culture with a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and see traditional arts and crafts on display. This afternoon, journey to Watarrka National Park, the home of Kings Canyon.
Overnight: choice of accommodation standards
Please note: Please have breakfast earlier at your hotel or arrange a breakfast box to take with you
Day 3. Kings Canyon Walk, Alice Springs
This morning enjoy a guided walk up to the rim of awe-inspiring Kings Canyon for spectacular views of the canyon's walls. Then walk through the ancient Lost City and the lush Garden of Eden to a waterhole (requires a good degree of fitness). Another less strenuous walk along the canyon floor is also available. This gentler alternative takes you deep into the canyon between the towering orange walls. This afternoon travel to Kings Creek Station. After lunch (own expense) continue on to Alice Springs, arriving at 6.30pm
Respecting Indigenous Culture
Visits to Indigenous sites may change at short notice, due to the cultural and ceremonial obligations. The Anangu (Aboriginal landowners) regard Uluru as a sacred site and strongly discourage climbing the rock.
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3-Day Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon including accommodation in first class hotels
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Airport pickup
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Touring of Ayers Rock and The Olgas
- Sunset drinks
- Sunrise viewing over Ayers Rock
- Kings Canyon rim walk
- National Park entry fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Please advise at time of booking if you require a disabled room
- At time of booking, you must include your flight details (flight number and arrival time).
- Additional documentation for this tour will be made available to you upon check in at your hotel in Ayers Rock. Your document package will include extra vouchers for your tour, any transfers details that may be included, as well as a full tour itinerary and hotel contact lists
- Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
- Luggage must not exceed 20kg per person
Plan to arrive before 1pm at Ayers Rock Airport; your driver meets you and transfer you to your Ayers Rock hotel. That afternoon, visit the 36 immense rock domes of Kata Tjuta (once known as the Olgas). Enjoy a guided walk into Walpa Gorge, strolling between sheer walls as you enter the gorge. Some of the plants found here only grown around these distinctive sandstone formations. Finally, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area where you sip a complimentary glass of wine as you admire the spectacular colors of the sunset over Uluru.
Overnight: choice of accommodation, Ayers Rock
Day 2: Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon
Rise early to see Uluru at sunrise from the viewing area of Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. In the stillness and quiet, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and experience the spiritual heart of the Australian Outback. After watching the sun rise, travel to Uluru to tour around the base with your guide. Then join a guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole, see ancient rock art and hear stories of Aboriginal legends. Delve into the region's history and culture during a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. In the afternoon, journey on a comfortable air-conditioned coach about four hours to Watarrka National Park, the home of Kings Canyon. Please note: it is recommended to have an early breakfast before departing your hotel to see the sunrise or arrange a breakfast box to take with you.
Overnight: choice of accommodation, Kings Canyon
Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
See Kings Canyon in the morning on a guided walk. Have the choice of a more vigorous 4-hour walk that goes up to the rim of Kings Canyon, where you get spectacular views of the canyon. Then continue through the Lost City and Garden of Eden to a waterhole. This walk requires a good level of fitness. A gentler alternative is also available: it travels along the canyon floor to a waterhole that is hidden deep in the canyon between the towering rock walls. After exploring Kings Canyon, travel to Kings Creek Station for lunch (own expense). Then continue on to Alice Springs, arriving in the evening to end your tour.
As of April 2016, the order of touring will vary. Uluru base tour will be done in combination with sunset on the afternoon of day 1 and Kata Tjuta tour will be done in combination with Uluru Sunrise on the morning of day 2.
Reviewed by: zorro, November 2015
This tour was great. Ayers Rock/Uluru was great, but as expected the area was very crowded and the flies were pretty bad, but we still had a great experience and we are very glad we visited Uluru. The most amazing part of the tour was Kings Canyon Resort which was beautiful, peaceful, and quite. We did a three hour and half hike 6.5 Kilometeres to the top of Kings Canyon and walked through the rim of the mountain which had spectacular views.
This tour is expensive but worth every penny. I couldn't imagine visiting Australia without visiting the outback.
Reviewed by: JAMES W, July 2015
Everything was fantastic and we had a great time. The coach drivers were particularly helpful and knowledgeable. Couldn't find fault with anything