Short Breaks

Outback Discovery

5 days | Alice Springs Return

Travel Period

Alice Springs Town Tour • Kata Tjuta Sunset • Uluru Sunrise • Uluru Base Tour • Uluru Sunset • Aboriginal Rock Art • Kings Canyon


Departs

1.50pm daily, (Apr-Nov & Mar) Mon, Thu, Sat (Dec-Feb)


Returns

7.00pm (Oct-Mar)
7.30pm (Apr-Sep)

Prices From Code: A5L

$1683

Adult Twin i Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.

$972

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

$2464

Single i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).
Prices above are in USD, for selected departures, Superior Accommodation
guests considering this tour

Itinerary

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On arrival at Alice Springs Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12.00pm). Tour the iconic Alice Springs Telegraph Station, School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, and the Alice Springs Reptile Center.

  Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters or Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

This morning, travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges. Stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy a leisurely drive to Kata Tjuta to take in a magnificent outback sunset, while enjoying sparkling wine.

  Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel, Desert Gardens Hotel or Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

Watch the sunrise at Uluru and then travel to Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge. Later, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center and then tour the sacred sites around the base of Uluru. Continue to the sacred Mutitjulu Waterhole. Witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset before continuing to our exclusive barbecue venue, where you’ll dine from a delicious menu accompanied by a selection of beverages.

  Included Meals: Dinner

Early this afternoon, travel through desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon. On arrival, there may be time to view the sunset behind Carmichaels Crag.

  Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Make the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon or you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed, a shady, easier walk. Your Short Break concludes back in Alice Springs.



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

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.


Accommodation

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.

Day 1 - Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities and friendly service from our dedicated staff.

Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs
Day 2 - Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

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.

Sails in the Desert Hotel
Day 4 - Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

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.

Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • • Entry to the School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Telegraph Station & The Alice Springs Reptile Centre (Day 1)
  • • Local Kings Canyon guide (Day 5)
  • • Experienced Driver Guide
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • • Enclosed walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • • Water bottle to hold 3 litres
  • • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • • Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for the 3 hour canyon Rim Walk

Dining

  • • Dinner (1)

Flight Information

  • • Day Prior: Flights to arrive into Alice Springs prior to 12.00pm
  • • Day 5: We would recommend a post night accommodation in Alice Springs

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