Kings Canyon & Uluru Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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Adult Twin i Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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Single i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).
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Kings Canyon & Uluru Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Nothing can compare to seeing the Red Centre with your own eyes. Be amazed by the breathtaking Uluru sunrise and sunset, take in the majesty of Kings Canyon, Uluru and Kata Tjuta and be immersed by the region’s sacred history.

Departs

Daily, Alice Springs
7.00am

Returns

Day 3, Ayers Rock Resort
10:30am (Oct-Mar)
11.00am (Apr-Sep)

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

 

Travelling south you’ll stop to visit a camel farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. There’s also the opportunity to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense). Later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), 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 witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel , Desert Gardens Hotel or Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

Drive through sandhill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon and be rewarded with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed, an easier walk. After lunch (own expense) return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Uluru then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

Return to Ayers Rock Resort before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. Flights to depart after 12.45pm.

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.

Travel Date
1 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019
1 Jun 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Adult Twin
$860
$880
$920
$880
Child
$688
$704
$736
$704
Single
$1110
$1125
$1190
$1125
Outback Pioneer Hotel

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.

BBQ Area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Travel Date
1 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019
1 Jun 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Adult Twin
$895
$945
$1015
$945
Child
$716
$756
$812
$756
Single
$1220
$1275
$1400
$1275
Desert Gardens Hotel

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.

Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens
Travel Date
1 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019
1 Jun 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Adult Twin
$1000
$1025
$1120
$1025
Child
$800
$820
$896
$820
Single
$1380
$1410
$1580
$1410
Sails in the Desert Hotel

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.

Please Note: There will be refurbishments between 25 Jan - 26 Jun 2019, and 4 Nov 2019 - 30 Jun 2020. Sails in the Desert will be working to ensure there is minimal disturbance and impact to its operation and guests.

Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

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

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 14 days prior to tour departure date

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 3 litres for the Rim Walk or 1.5 litres for the Creek Bed Walk
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Flynet in summer months (optional)
  • Cash if purchasing Aboriginal artwork
  • Snacks for breakfast (Day 3)

Fitness Requirements

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. Approximately 1 hour gentle walk
  • Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for the 3 hour canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon Creek Bed Walk
  • Kata Tjuta: Moderate level of fitness required. Uneven surfaces to complete Walpa Gorge walk
  • Guests can return to the coach at any time if needed

Dining

  • Breakfast (1)

Flight Information

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Alice Springs Airport
  • Day 3: Flights to depart after 12.45pm from Ayers Rock airport

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