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: Choose from budget, standard, first class or deluxe accommodation
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: Kings Canyon Resort only
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.
Please Note: For any passengers arriving after 2pm, you will be picked up from Ayers Rock Airport and taken straight to Kata Tjuta to start the tour.
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3-Day Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon including accommodation in budget hotels
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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
Ayers Rock: Sails In The Desert (Standard Room) - The premier hotel at Ayers Rock featuring spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms, all with private balconies or verandahs set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre.
Kings Canyon: Kings Canyon Resort (Deluxe Spa Room) - Spacious, fully-appointed and stylishly furnished room featuring private spa facilities and private balconies.
Ayers Rock: Desert Gardens Hotel/ Emu Walk Apartments - spacious well-appointed rooms with private bathroom facilities
Kings Canyon: Kings Canyon - Spacious, well appointed standard rooms with private bathroom facilities
Ayers Rock: Outback Pioneer - Standard rooms with private bathroom facilities
Kings Canyon: Kings Canyon Resort - Spacious, well appointed standard rooms with private bathroom facilities
Ayers Rock: Outback Pioneer - Comfortable lodge and cabin-style accommodation with private bathroom facilities
Kings Canyon: Kings Canyon Resort Lodge: - Shared budget rooms with communal kitchen. Rooms are fully air-conditions and feature twin or quad bunks. Bathroom facilities are private
Reviewed by: Kylie R, March 2014
I did not realise that Viator were an Agent until afterwards, the trip was the same price as booking direct and I will be using again for other trips.
Reviewed by: Daniel G, February 2014
This was my first time into the central Australian desert, and I could not have hoped for a better introduction. Since I have a slight disability, I was worried whether I would be able to do the walking but in fact it was the walking I enjoyed most, and the distances, grades and times allowed were just right. Also, for someone who likes a drink (but not too much), the sunset drinks at Uluru were just what I needed. Apart from the walking, the detour to King's Canyon in your huge bus expertly driven by Jenny, together with Jenny's expert guided tour up the canyon, were again perfect. I felt a new man afterwards!