short break icon 4 Day Short Break

Kata Tjuta, Uluru & Kings Canyon

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

  • Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

    Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

  • Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

  • Uluṟu Sunset

    Uluṟu Sunset

  • Walpa Gorge Walk

    Walpa Gorge Walk

Tour codes: AK48B, AK48R, AK48S

Prices From

$1160

adult twin ?

$928

child ?

$1505

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 – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) Sunset

Depart Alice Springs, stopping at a camel farm, where there’s the opportunity to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense). View Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Marvel at the unique flora and witness a magnificent outback sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Day 2: Uluṟu Sunrise – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner

Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Uluru, then travel to Kata Tjuta and on to Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and its unusual rock formations.

This afternoon join your Driver Guide for a drive 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 Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset with nibbles and sparkling wine. After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers, garlic prawns and a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. There’s time for stargazing too (weather permitting).

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon

After a morning at leisure, drive through sand hill country to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Budget or Standard) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (Superior), Kings Canyon.

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Farewell from Alice Springs

Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park or you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed, an easier, shady walk.

Travel back to Alice Springs, where your short break concludes.

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

4 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily, Alice Springs
7.00am

Returns

Day 4, Alice Springs
7.00pm (Oct-Mar)
7.30pm (Apr-Sep)

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

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Dinner (1)
  • 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 to hold 1 litre, or 3 litres for those choosing to do the Kings Canyon rim walk
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low to moderate level of fitness required:

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. Approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
  • Kata Tjuta: Moderate level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete Walpa Gorge walk, however, guests can return to the coach at any time if needed.
  • 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 (AK48B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
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FROM
$1160
adult twin ?
$928
child ?
$1505
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (AK48R)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
Where you'll be staying
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$1199
adult twin ?
$959
child ?
$1589
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (AK48S)

Superior Room at Sails in The Desert
Where you'll be staying
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$1325
adult twin ?
$1060
child ?
$1839
adult single ?

Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2017. Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



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
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872
    • Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Standard Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Aerial view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Rocky lookout at Kings Canyon Resort

    The comfortable Standard Rooms offer spacious Kings Canyon accommodation with a separate en suite bathroom with shower/bath. Rooms feature either two double beds or one queen bed. Interconnecting rooms are also available.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Blankets
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
  • 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
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872
    • Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Standard Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Aerial view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Rocky lookout at Kings Canyon Resort

    The comfortable Standard Rooms offer spacious Kings Canyon accommodation with a separate en suite bathroom with shower/bath. Rooms feature either two double beds or one queen bed. Interconnecting rooms are also available.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Blankets
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
  • 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
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872
    • Kings Canyon Resort at sunset
    • Spa with scenic views at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Spa in the Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort

    Set in a prime location and nestled in amongst a rugged bush setting, these rooms offer deluxe accommodation with a spacious spa bath and feature a window providing scenic views. Each Deluxe Spa Room also features a private balcony offering a magnificent outlook onto a rocky escarpment that is tastefully lit at night.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Spa bath
    • Private balcony
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