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Uluṟu, Watarrka National Park & The Alice

  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Alice Springs Town

    Alice Springs Town

  • Uluṟu Sunrise

    Uluṟu Sunrise

  • Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)

  • Kings Canyon Walk

    Kings Canyon Walk

Tour codes: RKA5B, RKA5R, RKA5S

Prices From

$989

adult twin ?

$791

child ?

$1349

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) – Uluru Base Tour & Sunset

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 in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 2: Uluṟu Sunrise – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Kings Canyon

Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Then travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.

In the early afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Budget or Standard) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (Superior), Kings Canyon.

Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. The hike is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon creek bed. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget), Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs (Standard) or Chifley Alice Springs Resort (Superior), Alice Springs, 2 nights.

Day 4: Alice Springs

Rise early for your transfer to the Alice Springs Desert Park. You’ll have free time to explore the park at leisure.

This afternoon tour 'The Alice', including a visit to the historic Telegraph Station. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air.

Day 5: Farewell from Alice Springs

You’ll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

5 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily (Apr-Nov & Mar) 2.30pm
Mon, Wed & Fri (Dec-Feb) 3.00pm

Returns

Morning of Day 5, Alice Springs

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 3 litres
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low to moderate level of fitness required:

  • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. The Kuniya Walk is approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
  • Kata Tjuta: Moderate level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete Walpa Gorge walk, however, guests can return to the coach at any time if needed.
  • 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.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

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.

Tour with Budget Accommodation (RKA5B)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
  • Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis  
> More detail
FROM
$989
adult twin ?
$791
child ?
$1349
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (RKA5R)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
Where you'll be staying
  • Desert Gardens Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms  
  • Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs  
> More detail
FROM
$1009
adult twin ?
$807
child ?
$1395
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (RKA5S)

Superior Room at Sails in The Desert
Where you'll be staying
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel  
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms  
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort  
> More detail
FROM
$1165
adult twin ?
$932
child ?
$1699
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2016.



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. 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.

  • Budget (B)

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • BBQ Area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Reception area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Pool Area at night at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Outback Pioneer Hotel's front exterior at night

    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.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair dryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-house movies
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872
    • Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Standard Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Aerial view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Rocky lookout at Kings Canyon Resort

    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.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Blankets
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
  • Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
    10 Gap Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870
    • Standard Room at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
    • Reception area at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
    • Exterior & driveway at Ibis Styles Alice Springs
    • Seasons Restaurant at Ibis Styles Oasis
    • Swimming Pool at Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

    Set among tropical gardens in Alice Springs, the hotel is a haven for travellers exploring the area. The Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis sits just minutes from the town centre and features two pools, a spa, sauna, BBQ area, restaurant and bar. The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the attractions of Alice Springs.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Ensuite
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Hair Dryer
    • In-house movies
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    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.

    Please Note: Desert Gardens is undergoing refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms and restaurant area. Completion of refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms will be May 2016 and the restaurant until March 2017.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872
    • Exterior view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Standard Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Aerial view of Kings Canyon Resort
    • Rocky lookout at Kings Canyon Resort

    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.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Blankets
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Mini Bar
  • Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs
    82 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT 0870
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs Standard Room
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs Lobby area
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs exterior views
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs at twilight
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs swimming pool

    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. 

  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
    174 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Swimming Pool at Sails in the Desert
    • Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
    • Mulgara Gallery at Sails in the Desert
    • Reception at Sails in the Desert

    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.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
    • Mini Bar
    • LCD HD TV
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
    • Bathrobe
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872
    • Kings Canyon Resort at sunset
    • Spa with scenic views at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Spa in the Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort
    • Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort

    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.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Spa bath
    • Private balcony
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870
    • Barra on Todd Restaurant at Chifley Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Superior Room at Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    • Reception area at Chifley Alice Springs Resort

    Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Chifley® Hotel Alice Springs offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Well-manicured lush green lawns of the hotel create a relaxing atmosphere, letting you soak in the Australian Outback charm in the Northern Territory (NT).

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Internet Access
    • Phone
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair dryer
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