short break icon 3 Day Short Break

Uluṟu & Kings Canyon Discovery

  • Walpa Gorge Walk

    Walpa Gorge Walk

  • Uluru Sunset

    Uluru Sunset

  • Uluṟu Sunrise

    Uluṟu Sunrise

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

Tour codes: AK43B, AK43R, AK43S

Prices From

$905

adult twin ?

$724

child ?

$1155

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 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 (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 Sunrise – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Kings Canyon

Watch the sunrise set Uluru alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views on the south side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.

This afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.

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

Day 3: Kings Canyon – Farewell from Alice Springs

Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is also available.

This afternoon travel on to Alice Springs, where your short break concludes.

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

3 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily, 7.00am from Alice Springs

Returns

Day 3, 7.00pm (Oct-Mar)
and 7.30pm (Apr-Sep),
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
  • 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 (AK43B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$905
adult twin ?
$724
child ?
$1155
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (AK43R)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
Where you'll be staying
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
> More detail
FROM
$929
adult twin ?
$743
child ?
$1205
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (AK43S)

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
$1019
adult twin ?
$815
child ?
$1375
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
  • 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

Traveller Reviews

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Uluṟu & Kings Canyon Discovery
"Amazing Short Breaks"
Review by , 30 May 2013
I was in Australia 2 weeks ago, I had 2 short breaks with AAT Kings: 3 days Uluru to Alice Springs and 4 days Top End. I was travelling alone and I enjoyed the tours a lot, really great and very well organised, I could see and learn a lot about Australia, it was my first time over there!
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