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.
Daily 2.30pm (Apr-Oct) and 3.00pm (Nov-Mar)
10.45am (Oct-Mar) and 11.30am (Apr-Sep)
Prices From Code: U3L2
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. 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 sparkling wine.
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Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel, Desert Gardens Hotel or Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.
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 owners, Ian and Lynn Conway and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. 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 creek bed, getting up close to the native plants and birdlife that call this part of the world home. Return to Ayers Rock Resort.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through it follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport. Flights to depart after 12.45pm (Oct-Mar) and 1.15pm (Apr-Sep).
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
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.
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.
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- • Accommodation
- • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
- • 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 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 3)
- • Uluru: Low level of fitness required. Approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
- • 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
- • 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
- • Breakfast (1)
- • 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