short break icon 2 Day Short Break

Alice Springs Explorer

  • Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

    Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Uluṟu Sunset

    Uluṟu Sunset

  • Walpa Gorge Walk

    Walpa Gorge Walk

Tour codes: AK20B, AK20R, AK20S

Prices From

$645

adult twin ?

$516

child ?

$779

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

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

Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) Base Tour & Sunset

Travelling south you’ll stop to visit a camel farm where there is time for a short camel ride (own expense). Later, stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner), often mistaken for Uluru, 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, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph 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.

Optional Experience:
Add-on the
Uluru Barbecue Dinner

After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival, then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting). 

Optional Experience
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
Day 2: Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon – Farewell from Alice Springs

Drive through sandhill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for a breakfast at Kings Creek Station. Climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Continue the 3 hour walk around the canyon with your guide and learn about its geology. Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely 1.5 hour walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. Travel to Alice Springs, where your short break concludes.

Included Meals: Breakfast

As this Short Break concludes after 7.00pm, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for tonight.

2 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily, 7.00am from Alice Springs

Returns

Day 2, 7.00pm (Oct-Mar) and
7.30pm (Apr-Sep) in Alice Springs

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low to moderate level of fitness required:

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. The Kuniya Walk is approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
  • Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for three hour walk around the canyon’s rim. 
    Or low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with Budget Accommodation (AK20B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$645
adult twin ?
$516
child ?
$779
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (AK20R)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
Where you'll be staying
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$669
adult twin ?
$535
child ?
$829
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (AK20S)

Superior Room at Sails in The Desert
Where you'll be staying
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$715
adult twin ?
$572
child ?
$919
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2016.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Budget (B)

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • BBQ Area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Reception area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Pool Area at night at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Outback Pioneer Hotel's front exterior at night

    The Outback Pioneer Hotel provides comfortable, clean accommodation for the traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures.

    Standard Rooms are comfortable and spacious and feature one queen and one single bed. All rooms have private en suite, television and movies on demand.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair dryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-house movies
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

    Please Note: Desert Gardens is undergoing refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms and restaurant area. Completion of refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms will be May 2016 and the restaurant until March 2017.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
    174 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Swimming Pool at Sails in the Desert
    • Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
    • Mulgara Gallery at Sails in the Desert
    • Reception at Sails in the Desert

    In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.

    Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
    • Mini Bar
    • LCD HD TV
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
    • Bathrobe
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