short break icon 5 Day Short Break

Ultimate Uluṟu & Kings Canyon Discovery

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Alice Springs Town

    Alice Springs Town

  • Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

  • Uluṟu Sunrise

    Uluṟu Sunrise

  • Kings Canyon Walk

    Kings Canyon Walk

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

Tour codes: AA44B, AA44R, AA44S

Prices From

$1149

adult twin ?

$919

child ?

$1503

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Alice Springs

On arrival in Alice Springs you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12 noon).

See the sights including the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

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

Day 2: Alice Springs – Uluṟu Base Tour & Sunset – Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner

Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Ayers Rock Resort.

This afternoon join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre then head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. As the sun sets, you’ll be witness to the many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous. Continue to our exclusive barbecue venue. Dine on a variety meats and salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There's even time for stargazing (conditions permitting).

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior)

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.

In the early afternoon you’ll travel to Kings Canyon.

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon, for those with a good level of fitness. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn creek bed.

Then, travel to Alice Springs.

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

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 (Apr-Nov & Mar) and
Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb)
1.45pm 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)
  • 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 (AA44B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Aurora Alice Springs  
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$1149
adult twin ?
$919
child ?
$1503
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (AA44R)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
Where you'll be staying
  • Lasseters Hotel  
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$1205
adult twin ?
$964
child ?
$1611
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (AA44S)

Superior Room at Sails in The Desert
Where you'll be staying
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort  
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$1329
adult twin ?
$1063
child ?
$1863
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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