Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining us in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock where we will meet our fellow travellers joining us there. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever-changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow. *Lunch on Day 1 is only included for passengers beginning their tour in Alice Springs. Passengers starting in Ayers Rock will need to have eaten prior to pick up.
Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Uluru to Kings Creek Station via Kata Tjuta
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an Aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at our private camp.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After lunch, we make our way towards the iconic outback town of Alice Springs, arriving in the early evening. This town has a vast pioneering history and will feel like the big smoke after 2 and a half days in the ‘Bush’. You won’t need your swag tonight, as your hostel accommodation is included (dormitory/twin or double room) along with dinner for our last night together. Later, you’ll have the chance to wash your dusty clothes before experiencing the nightlife of this charming Outback town.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Alice Springs to Uluru
Today we have another early start. Following breakfast we leave Alice Springs and begin our journey to Ayers Rock. With a short stop along the way we will get you and your baggage to Ayers Rock Airport or resort before saying farewell to this magical destination.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast
Alice Springs From most central accommodation from 4:50am
Ayers Rock Airport 12.55 / 13.55 depending on season.
Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer
Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort) 12.55
Ayers Rock Airport Day 4 at approximately 11:15am***
Outback Pioneer Hotel Day 4 at approximately 1.00pm
*** Our estimated drop off time for Ayers Rock Airport is 11.15am. Whilst we will do our absolute best to have you at the airport on time we will not be held liable for any flights missed due to delays. These may include, but not limited to; Traffic delays, road closures, vehicle breakdowns and accidents. Travel insurance is highly recommended. During the summer months Jetstar offer a service departing Ayers Rock to Melbourne at 11.45am. Although we strive for an 11am arrival to Ayers Rock Airport we highly recommend you choose a flight at a later time.
Customers must bring their own sleeping bag or hire one for a $30 local payment. Tents are not included and swags are provided as standard. Customers wishing to sleep in a tent will be required to pay a $60 per person local payment. Both items must be pre-booked.
Camel ride is optional and at own expense and is available only to those starting in Alice Springs
Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.