Uluṟu, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuṯa Escape
Day 1: Welcome to Ayers Rock!
This afternoon you’ll travel into Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and learn about the World Heritage listed site as your Driver Guide imparts their incredible local knowledge. Take a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Along the way you’ll view ancient rock art and learn more about the Aboriginal and European history of the region. Later, 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. After sunset, grab yourself a bite to eat from the Outback Pioneer using your dinner voucher.
Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget), Dormitory, Shared Facilities, 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Kings Canyon
Today travel to Kings Canyon. You’ll stop at Kings Creek Station for a home-cooked breakfast before continuing to Watarrka National Park. When you arrive you can take a challenging six kilometre hike, that will have you climbing up a 100 metre cliff face, followed a walk around the canyon rim, with impressive views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs. 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 continue to Kings Canyon Resort, where you can treat yourself to lunch (own expense), before a scenic afternoon drive back to Ayers Rock Resort. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds
Rise early and travel to the Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing area for spectacular panoramic views over the formations. You’ll see the morning’s first rays of sun, set the Red Centre alight. On arrival at Kata Tjuta you’ll commence the walk to the Valley of the Winds. You’ll be in awe of this natural wonder, the views are breathtaking. This walk can be a little challenging, but well worth the effort. It takes you down into a timeless haven within the domes through trickling creek beds.
Your Aussie Adventure comes to an end in the late morning. You will be offered a complimentary transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast
3 Day Aussie Adventure
Daily from Ayers Rock Resort
- 2:30 pm (Apr-Oct)
- 3:00 pm (Nov-Mar)
Day 3, 11:30am approximately, Ayers Rock Resort
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
- Breakfast (2)
- Dinner (2)
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Return airport transfers
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle to hold 3 litres
- Jacket/warm layers in the cooler months
Moderate level of fitness required:
- Uluru: Low level of fitness required. The Kuniya Walk is approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
- 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.
- Kata Tjuta: Moderate to good level of fitness required. Valley of the Winds can be a little challenging, but shorter walks are also available for those not wanting to walk to the second lookout.
Tour with Shared Accommodation (YRC2)
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.
Pick-up times vary throughout the year due to different sunset times.
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Uluṟu is also known as Ayers Rock; it was named by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers.
The Olgas or Kata Tjuṯa, are a group of 36 island mountains which are separated by magnificent gorges.
Uluṟu is about 3.6 km long and 1.9 km wide, with a circumference of 9.4 km.
The domed mountains of Kata Tjuṯa cover an area of 21.68 km² and are composed of a coarse grained conglomerate of granite, gneiss and other volcanic rock.