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  • Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner

    Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner

  • Uluṟu Sunset

    Uluṟu Sunset

  • Kata Tjuṯa Sunset

    Kata Tjuṯa Sunset

  • Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

Tour codes: AA62B, AA62R, AA62S

Prices From

$1089

adult twin ?

$871

child ?

$1409

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Alice Springs

On arrival in Alice Springs you’ll be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs (Budget), Lasseters Hotel (Standard) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort (Superior), Alice Springs.

Day 2: Alice Springs – Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuṯa Sunset

Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges. Visit a camel farm for the chance to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense) and later stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy a leisurely drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) to take in a magnificent outback sunset, while enjoying gourmet canapés and Australian wine.

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

Day 3: Uluṟu Sunrise – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner

Watch the gorgeous sunrise at Uluru, then travel to Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge.

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. 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 4: Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

An early start from Ayers Rock Resort should reward you with a desert sunrise en route to Kings Canyon. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for breathtaking views of Watarrka National Park and into the canyon itself. If time permits you can make the descent into the ‘Garden of Eden’. The climb is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Or you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn creek bed, an easier shady walk.

Travel on to Alice Springs.

Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs (Budget), Lasseters Hotel (Standard) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort (Superior), Alice Springs.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Farewell from Alice Springs

Your short break concludes this morning. You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

5 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily from Alice Springs

Returns

Morning of Day 5, 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

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Dinner (1)
  • Breakfast (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 3 litres
  • 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.
  • 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 (AA62B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Aurora Alice Springs  
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$1089
adult twin ?
$871
child ?
$1409
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (AA62R)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
Where you'll be staying
  • Lasseters Hotel  
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$1165
adult twin ?
$932
child ?
$1555
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (AA62S)

Superior Room at Sails in The Desert
Where you'll be staying
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort  
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$1275
adult twin ?
$1020
child ?
$1779
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)

  • Aurora Alice Springs
    11 Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs NT, 0870
    • Reception area at Aurora Alice Springs Hotel
    • Front Exterior of Aurora Alice Springs Hotel
    • Front Exterior of Aurora Alice Springs at night
    • Standard Room at Aurora Alice Springs

    This 109 room vibrant hotel is the only Alice Springs accommodation on the Todd Mall - the most centrally located accommodation in Alice Springs, Australia.  The Todd Mall is the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct and offers a unique walking experience.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Phone
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • 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
  • Lasseters Hotel
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Front Exterior Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Pool at night at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs
    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
    • In-house movies
    • In-room safe
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Swimming Pool
  • 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
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870
    • Barra on Todd Restaurant at Chifley Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Superior Room at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Reception area at Chifley Alice Springs Resort

    Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Chifley® Hotel Alice Springs offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Well-manicured lush green lawns of the hotel create a relaxing atmosphere, letting you soak in the Australian Outback charm in the Northern Territory (NT).

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Internet Access
    • Phone
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair dryer
  • 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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