Discover the beauty of Australia's Red Centre on a 2-day camping tour of World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Start from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, then travel with your guide to Uluru and Kata Tjuta where you take walks, hear stories of Aboriginal culture, and watch the sunrise and sunset over Uluru. Camp overnight in the national park, sleeping under the stars. An ideal tour if you have limited time, this small-group tour offers an intimate experience at one of Australia's most iconic sites.
- Uluru and Kata Tjuta small-group overnight tour from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock
- Travel through the Red Center and see Uluru and the majestic domes of Kata Tjuta
- Visit the Cultural Centre and learn about Aboriginal law and beliefs
- Watch the changing colors of Ayers Rock at sunset and sunrise
- Discover the mysteries of Uluru on a guided base walk
- Sleep out under the stars in an outback bush camp
- Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
Your 2-day tour of World Heritage–listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park starts with pickup in Alice Springs or at Ayers Rock Airport and travels to Uluru on the first day, and Kata Tjuta on the second day. Sleep overnight at a campsite located within the national park, and share a dinner cooked over the campfire. Camping accommodations are basic but comfortable, consisting of a permanent tent or a swag — the Outback term for a bedroll, which contains a mattress, sheet and pillow. Experience the sunset and sunrise at Uluru, and enjoy guided walks at both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, with informative commentary about Aboriginal culture and traditions, especially as related to this sacred place.
Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru (L, D)
Departing Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime. (For those commencing the tour at Uluru we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or meet you from your flight at the airport).
Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip.
After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area.
Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Afterwards settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.
Day 2: Uluru - Kata Tjuta (B)
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta, an Aboriginal word for “many heads” and a walk through the "Valley of the Winds" to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. We walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After the return transfer to Ayers Rock Resort your Red Centre experience comes to an end.