Uluru & Kings Canyon Unearthed

3 Day Short Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs

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Code: YK43B

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

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

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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 for departures between 1 June 2018 - 30 November 2018

Duration 3 Day Short Break

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Uluru & Kings Canyon Unearthed

3 Day Short Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs

See the highlights of the stunning Red Centre. Witness the breathtaking Uluru sunrise and sunset and discover the history of Uluru. Venture in through the domes of Kata Tjuta on the Walpa Gorge walk and explore Kings Canyon’s towering sandstone walls.

Departs

Daily, Ayers Rock Resort
2.30pm (Apr-Oct)
3.00pm (Nov-Mar)

Returns

Day 3, Alice Springs
7.00pm (Oct-Mar)
7.30pm (Apr-Sep)

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm).

This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru with a local Driver Guide. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sacred sites. Join your Driver Guide for a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Explore a number of caves and view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Guide interprets their meaning. Later visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. Travel to the sunset viewing area to enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles and watch the effect of the setting sun on the colour of Uluru.

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

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern 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 or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

This morning join your Driver Guide for the rocky climb to the canyon rim for superb views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Alternatively explore the canyon creek bed, for an easier, shady walk.

Travel through the desert to Alice Springs, where your short break concludes.



As this Short Break concludes after 7.00pm, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the night.

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.

Outback Pioneer Hotel

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.

BBQ Area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms

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.

Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
Desert Gardens Hotel

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.

Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens
Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms

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.

Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
Sails in the Desert Hotel

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.

Please Note: There will be refurbishments between 25 Jan - 26 Jun 2019, and 4 Nov 2019 - 30 Jun 2020. Sails in the Desert will be working to ensure there is minimal disturbance and impact to its operation and guests.

Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
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.

Spa with scenic views at Kings Canyon Resort
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. Find out more

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 14 days prior to tour departure date

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • 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)
  • Cash if purchasing Aboriginal artwork
  • Snacks for breakfast (Day 2)

Fitness Requirements

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. Approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
  • Kata Tjuta: 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: Good level of fitness required for the 3 hour canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon Creek Bed Walk

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Ayers Rock Airport
  • Day 3: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Alice Springs

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