Red Centre Escape (ARC3 - Alice Springs return)
As this Aussie Adventure departs at 7.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluru Sunset
Welcome to the Red Centre! This morning travel across vast cattle properties and red desert sands on a journey through the Outback to Ayers Rock. This afternoon travel in to World Heritage listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park for a drive around Uluru while your Driver Guide imparts their incredible knowledge, giving you a greater understanding of the natural and cultural significance of the region. Later you’ll take a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole and view ancient rock art along the way. Continue to Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to see Aboriginal arts and crafts before heading to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Relax with a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles as you watch the rock change colour as the sun sets below the western horizon. It’s a spectacular sight you’ll never forget.
Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget), Dormitory, Shared Facilities
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).
Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta – Kings Canyon
Rise early and travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku to see the morning’s first rays of sun set the Red Centre alight while you enjoy a warming cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. After sunrise travel to the mystical domes of Kata TJUTA: Tjuta. On the way stop to enjoy spectacular panoramic views over southern side of the formations before continuing to Walpa Gorge to take a walk following the natural creek bed between two of the largest domes. The rocky, but gentle track is a 2.6 kilometre return track that allows you to get right between the sheer red rugged walls. Take a minute to pause and absorb the mesmerising scenery that surrounds you. In the afternoon travel to Kings Canyon Resort for your overnight stay. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’. Keep a look out for wildlife including camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes.
Hotel: Kings Canyon Lodge (Budget), Dormitory, Shared Facilities
Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Travel to Kings Canyon bright and early to hike to the top of the Kings Canyon rim. The six kilometre Rim Walk is a once in a lifetime experience. Climb up a 100 metre cliff face and marvel at impressive views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs and the Garden of Eden. Here is a natural spring waterhole surrounded by local and exotic plants. The walk will take up to three hours and is advisable for people with a good level of fitness. You may prefer to explore the boulder-strewn creek bed, an easier shady walk following the trail between the two sheer walls of the canyon. After your walk, travel back to Kings Canyon Resort where you can treat yourself to lunch (own expense) before enjoying the amazing outback scenery as you head back to Alice Springs.
3 Day Aussie Adventure
Daily 7.00am, Alice Springs
Day 3, Alice Springs
- 7.00pm (Oct - Mar)
- 7.30pm (Apr - Sep)
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
- Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle to hold 3 litres
- Jacket in the cooler months
Moderate level of fitness required.
- Walpa Gorge requires walking on uneven surface, however guests can return to the coach at any time if needed
- Good level of fitness require for the three hour walk around Kings Canyon rim. Or low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.
Tour with Shared Accommodation (ARC3)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Summer: SEP – NOV & MAR – MAY
Winter: JUN – AUG
Times may vary due to weather conditions. Please reconfirm day prior to departure.