Uluru, Watarrka National Park & The Alice

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

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Uluru, Watarrka National Park & The Alice

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

Uluru, Watarrka National Park & The Alice

5 Day Short Break | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020

Discover the marvellous Red Centre. Take in the sights as you explore Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Uluru. Witness an unforgettable outback sunset and sunrise. Visit Alice Springs Desert Park and a town tour of Alice Springs.

Departs

Daily
2.30pm (Apr-Nov & Mar)

Mon, Wed & Fri
3.00pm (Dec-Feb)

Returns

Morning of Day 5, Alice Springs

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

This afternoon, visit the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, 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 (Ayers Rock). Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine.

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

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 (the Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta from the dune viewing platform, 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 or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms, Kings Canyon.

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: Aurora Alice Springs, Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs or Mercure Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs, 2 nights

Rise early for your transfer to the Alice Springs Desert Park. It’s home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You’ll have free time to explore the park at leisure. The Arrernte people, traditional owners of the park, are also on hand to share their local wisdom and knowledge. Be sure to visit the Nocturnal House and Birds of Prey presentation.

This afternoon, tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including the School of the Air and the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Next up is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you will hear how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote outback. You’ll also visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up-close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia’s semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. Your day concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.

Your short break concludes this morning. You’ll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

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.

Travel Date
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019
1 Jun 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Adult Twin
$1130
$1215
$1130
Child
$904
$972
$904
Single
$1500
$1665
$1500
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
Aurora Alice Springs

This 109 room vibrant hotel is the only Alice Springs accommodation on the Todd Mall - the most centrally located accommodation in Alice Springs, Australia.  The Todd Mall is the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct and offers a unique walking experience.

Standard Room at Aurora Alice Springs
Travel Date
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019
1 Jun 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Adult Twin
$1175
$1265
$1175
Child
$940
$1012
$940
Single
$1625
$1795
$1625
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
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. 

Please note: The Spring's breakfast restaurant will be closed and undergoing refurbishment until 27 Feb 2018. We do not anticipate any noise interference or accommodation from the works.

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs Standard Room
Travel Date
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019
1 Jun 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
1 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Adult Twin
$1335
$1445
$1335
Child
$1068
$1156
$1068
Single
$1900
$2110
$1900
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
Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Mercure Alice Springs Resort 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).

Superior Room at Mercure Alice Springs 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
  • 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 5: Flights to depart anytime from Alice Springs airport

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