Kings Canyon & Uluru Explorer

2 Nights

Alice Springs

Nothing can compare to seeing the Red Centre with your own eyes. Be amazed by the breathtaking Uluru sunrise and sunset, take in the majesty of Kings Canyon, Uluru and Kata Tjuta and be immersed by the region’s sacred history.

From £655pp
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Highlights

  • Explore Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Walk through Walpa Gorge
  • Spectacular Kings Canyon
  • Experience Uluru sunrise & sunset
  • Day 1 - Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock) Base Tour & Sunset
  • Day 2 - Kings Canyon
  • Day 3 - Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta – Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Additional Information

Travelling south you’ll stop to visit a camel farm where there’s time for a ride on one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon join your Driver Guide for a tour around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you’ll be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. View ancient rock art and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Meals Included: Ro

Outback Pioneer

Outback Pioneer Hotel offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms, less than 15 km from Ayers Rock (Uluru). It includes a garden with a barbecue area and an outdoor swimming pool. Each room at Outback Pioneer Hotel includes tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. The Bough Restaurant serves a traditional Australian breakfast each morning, featuring Australian cuisine and regional dishes.

Drive through sandhill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon and be rewarded with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed, an easier walk. After lunch (own expense) return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), Ayers Rock Resort.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Outback Pioneer

Outback Pioneer Hotel offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms, less than 15 km from Ayers Rock (Uluru). It includes a garden with a barbecue area and an outdoor swimming pool. Each room at Outback Pioneer Hotel includes tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. The Bough Restaurant serves a traditional Australian breakfast each morning, featuring Australian cuisine and regional dishes.

Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Uluru then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Ayers Rock Resort before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. Flights to depart after 12.30pm (Oct-Mar) & 1.00pm (Apr-Sep).

Meals Included: Ro

Departs
Daily, Alice Springs
7.00am

Returns
Day 3, Ayers Rock Resort
10:30am (Oct-Mar)
11.00am (Apr-Sep)

As this Short Break departs at 7.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Low season: 01 Apr – 31 May & 01 Dec – 31 Mar.
High season: 01 Jun – 30 Nov.

Included

  • Breakfast (1)
  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 14 days prior to tour departure date

All prices are per person, land only.

*Single traveller must pay the single price.

Pricing surcharges may apply due to hotel availability.

Tour Code AK40