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.
- Explore Australia's great central desert as you travel across Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon on this 3-day tour
- Driving through the vast open spaces of Outback Australia
- Witness Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise
- Tour around the base of Uluru with your guide
- Guided walks at Mala and Mutitjulu Waterhole
- Learning about the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) and rock art
- Walk through the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon
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What You Can Expect
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.
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 - 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
The tour itself is great. The tour operator (one of the few in the area) was great. It seems Viator changed their description between booking time and tour time. It was also my mistake that I did not check the tour operator's website for more information after I received my confirmation.
I went on this tour with the expectation that I would board a bus day 1 and be on that same bus through day 3.
This tour is really a series of tours. You must call and confirm before your arrival. Have a pen and paper ready to write down the details. Not everyone in your group is on this tour. You will also need 3 liters of water per person for the Kings Canyon tour; a Camelbak is recommended. Also wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking.
The scenery is very nice and I would go on it again. I highly recommend.
Our Flight was late in arriving so we missed part of our first tour to the Olga's but the sunset and sunrise experience at Uluru were absolutely phenomenal. King's Canyon was amazing although I didn't know if I could climb the 500 steps but once at the top I was so glad I had. The guides, drivers etc were all amazing and so knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Would do it again in a heartbeat.