Short Breaks

Uluru & Kings Canyon Explorer

3 days | Uluru (Ayers Rock) Return

Discover the highlights of the Red Centre. Venture between the domes of Kata Tjuta through the Valley of the Winds and witness the majesty of Kings Canyon on the rim climb or canyon floor walk. Explore the base of Uluru and take in an unforgettable sunrise.


Departs

Oct2022-Mar2023: Tue/Thu/Sat
(subject to availability) 

Departs 2.30pm (Apr-Oct) and 3.00pm (Nov-Mar) from Ayers Rock Resort


Returns

Morning of Day 3, 10.45am (Oct-Mar) and 11.30am (Apr-Sep) at Ayers Rock Resort

Prices From Code: U3L2

$955

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

$685

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

$1415

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, Standard Accommodation

$1045

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

$770

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

$1595

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
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Itinerary

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When you arrive at Ayers Rock Airport, make your way to the front of the airport terminal for a complimentary transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park for an afternoon of discovery. Visit the Cultural Centre where you’ll have time to explore the galleries and you may be lucky enough to see local Aboriginal Artists at work. Travel to the base of Uluru where you’ll be amazed as your local guide shares the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (creation) stories that breathe life into this giant formation. Feel the spirit of the land as your guide takes you on a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, interpreting the meaning of the ancient Rock Art and sacred sites you’ll see along the way. With plenty of time, travel to the Uluru Sunset Viewing Area where you can relax with a sparkling wine or two while you enjoy a famous Uluru sunset. Witness the incredible changing colours as the sun sets below the horizon. You’ll arrive back at Ayers Rock Resort 30 minutes after sunset.

Why not enrich your experience with an exclusive AAT Kings Uluru BBQ Dinner? Contact our team to find out more.

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

Today you’ll travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of Ian and Lynn Conway and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Now get ready for hike to remember! Make the steep rocky climb to the rim of the Kings Canyon for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge from a series of look-out points along the way. Time permitting, your Guide may take you to the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole. The rim walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. If you wish to take an easier, shorter walk instead, you will explore the boulder strewn canyon floor, getting up close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. After lunch (own expense), return to Ayers Rock Resort

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, the Uluru Sunrise Viewing Area.  Watch the first rays of sun light up the desert while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee.  After sunrise travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta.  On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta at a dune viewing platform before arriving at Walpa Gorge.  Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The 1.3km walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

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.

Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.

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.

Desert Gardens Hotel
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
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

  • • Accommodation
  • • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • • Experienced Driver Guide
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • • Water bottle to hold 3 litres for the Rim Walk or 1.5 litres for the Creek Bed Walk
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Flynet in summer months (optional)
  • • Enclosed walking shoes
  • • Cash if purchasing Aboriginal artwork
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Consider packing a light breakfast or bring snacks

Fitness Requirements

  • • Walpa Gorge Walk - Moderate level of fitness required
    Uneven surfaces to complete Walpa Gorge walk. Guests can return to the coach at any time if needed.
  • • Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk (alternative option) - Low level of fitness required
    You may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide
  • • Kings Canyon Rim Walk - High level of fitness required
    This 6km hike will not be suitable for all guests. The first 30-minute incline is considered “Difficult”. The Tour Director will offer guest an easier alternative along the creek walk for those that are unable.
  • • Short guided walk at Uluru - Mutitjulu Waterhole - Low level of fitness required
    Approximately 1 hour gentle walk

Dining

  • • Breakfast (1)

Flight Information

  • • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Ayers Rock Airport
  • • Day 3: Flights to depart after 12:45pm (Oct-Mar) or after 1:30pm (Apr-Sep) from Ayers Rock airport

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