• Location: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
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Experience the majestic, Dreamtime landscapes of Australia’s Red Centre with this 3-day tour from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. Witness an unforgettable sunset and sunrise over Uluru and explore the mythical formations of Kata Tjuta. Take an optional camel ride, explore Aboriginal history at the Mutitjulu waterhole and take a guided walk along the spectacular rim of Kings Canyon.

Highlights

  • Three-day tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  • Driving through the vast open spaces of Outback Australia
  • Ride a camel (own expense)
  • Guided walks at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Learn about the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) and see ancient rock art
  • Witnessing the sun set and rise over Uluru
  • Guided walk to the rim of Kings Canyon
  • Choice of easy or challenging walks

What You Can Expect

3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour

Kata Tjuta

Journey across the legendary Outback of Australia’s Northern Territory on this 3-day, 2-night tour that begins and ends in Alice Springs. Travel aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach through the remote desert landscape, keeping your camera handy for views of ancient formations like the West MacDonnell Ranges and the Atila (Mt Connor) mesa.

Visit the Outback Camel Farm for a chance to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense) and take a guided tour to Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Witness the magnificent colors of both sunset and sunrise over sacred Uluru, and learn about Aboriginal history at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. For a grand finale, take a guided walk to the rim of Kings Canyon and soak in the awe-inspiring views.

See Itinerary below for a more detailed description of each day’s activities and accommodation options.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

dnedelcove

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour is a great value. Everything was very well organize and on time. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The bus trip was comfortable and enjoyable. Plenty of stops for breaks and refreshment. The trips out to Uluru were great, but unfortunately we had cloudy weather both for the sunrise and sunset- so no spectacular views of the big rock. The additional walks were not too strenuous, unless you wanted them to be. Just enough of the Outback to get a good feel for what the center of Australia is all about. One suggestion is to be prepared for the flies in some areas. They get a bit chummy. You can purchase a fly net to wear over your hat just about anywhere in the Outback and that is probably a good idea depending on when you go. Also, the weather report we checked before we went said extremely hot weather, but it actually rained for a couple of the days- which if it hadn't been raining when we left Sydney wearing rain gear, could have been a little uncomfortable. We did the superior accommodations with the BBQ. Hotels were very nice, clean and comfy. The BBQ was okay, but could probably be skipped if you are doing the sunrise trip to Uluru. If you do the BBQ you end up with a very short 3-4 hour overnight for sleep as you don't get back to the hotel until after 10 and are up before dawn for the time we went in December.

Overall, very good value, extremely well organized, clean and comfy accommodations and nice and knowledgeable guides and drivers. Highly recommended!

johnaj.matthews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour was excellent. Here is some information your future travelers. First do not worry about getting coffee or breakfast before crazy early bus pickups as the tour will soon go to a road travel stop or will provide you with free coffee and snack bars. Second do bring many large bottles of water as all the hotels sell bottled water at 3x the cost in a convenience store. Third realize that some of the timing of bus arrivals and departures are at odds with the hotel schedules: e.g. normal checking and checkout times. Ignore the checkout issue as the hotels will not care even if you are more than an hour late in checkout. The checkin can be an issue ... and is an issue the tour bus company should improve. Finally note that this is a very very busy tour. My recommendation to the bus tour company would be to offer a gentle afternoon option at Uiuru, to leave the hotels at not 2:30pm but rather 4pm with a short visit to the Uluru visitor center and the rock itself in time for the great sunset viewing party. Else have fun!

Amanda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing - lots of walking but some stunning views and very knowledgable people. I will remember this experience for life and highly recommend anyone to do this. Some say 'why go to see a rock in the middle?' but we're so pleased we did.

Jairo V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Although it was an intense 3 days tour, we certainly enjoyed all the activities included. The AATKings operators were good, excellent drivers and tour guides, very knowledgable and fun. Not being from Australia, we learned a lot about the culture, history and beauty of every place we visited and the aboriginal people, in a very short 5 days visit from Alice Springs to Uluru, Kings Canyon and the Olgas. Highly recommended .

Helen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This trip was absolutely fantastic - I really only booked for Uluru but Kata Tjuta and the Kings Canyon trip also included were just spectacular! As a single person I felt completely safe all the time and the drivers and guides were so friendly and informative - Thankyou especially to Tanya my driver for making this trip such a laugh. Great value for money and I totally recommend this to anyone wanting the full Uluru experience.

Janine T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very well organised! All coach drivers very pleasant and knowledgeable. An excellent introduction to Central Australia!

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great sights. An interesting landscape. Great driver - Karl - was friendly, helpful. Commentary was informative and respectful of local culture of indigenous population. Accommodation was good.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent Tour, The guides were all very knowledgeable and very helpful.

Geoffrey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour to iconic locations with enthusiastic and well-informed driver/guide.

Jason R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed this tour, the guides and drivers were excellent and full of information. The tour meant that we got to see a lot in a small amount of time which was great and we even managed to squeeze in a helicopter trip over Uluru which I would highly recommend as well. We chose the First class option and thought all the accommodation was just that, first class very clean and comfortable. They were an exceptional tour company and would highly recommend to anyone looking to tour NT.

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