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Map of Rock the Centre, Alice to Yulara including Australia

Strapped for cash? This Red Centre adventure is perfect for travellers on a budget.

The Outback and its attractions may be big, but that doesn’t mean you need heaps of time to see them. This trip makes it possible to see the region’s best-known attractions in a short amount of time. Get to know Uluru guided or on your own, navigate the boulder-strewn landscape of Kata Tjuta on a Valley of the Winds Walk and discover lost cities and a Garden of Eden on the Rim Walk through Kings Canyon. The Outback’s never been so accessible.

Yulara, Australia
Alice Springs, Australia
Northern Territory,Uluru
Swag Camping
Physical rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 6, Max 24

Why you’ll love this trip.  

  • Witnessing an Uluru sunset and sunrise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Have your camera ready when taking in this spectacular sight.  
  • Sleep under the stars authentically, in an Australian swag.  
  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru and hike through natural amphitheaters, rocky chasms, and lush oasis in Kings Canyon.  
  • Eat under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the Outback and experience the true magic of the Red Centre.  

Is this trip right for you?  

  • Are you flying into Uluru (Ayers Rock Airport) and out of Alice Springs? If so, this is the trip for you!  
  • The ‘Rock The Centre, ex Yulara’ starts in the resort town of Yulara which is only minutes away from the Ayers Rock Airport and Uluru. The tour finishes in the iconic outback town of Alice Springs, allowing the opportunity for you to extend your stay and enjoy the many highlights that the town has to offer.    
  • Please note: If the start and finish locations do not suit your plans, please select one of Adventure Tours Australia’s other three options, which allows you to;  
    • Start and finish in Yulara
    • Start and finish in Alice Springs 
    • Start in Alice Springs and finish in Yulara
    • To see these options please visit here 
  • This is a basic camping experience sleeping in a swag. A swag in an Australian invention. It’s a bed roll with a thinner mattress and a canvas cover. You hop inside with your sleeping bag then zip yourself up, only allowing enough space to view the amazing stars above you. 
  • Camping out in the open may not appeal to some people, so if you’re joining this tour you need to be sleeping in a swag, in the open and under the stars. 
  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be more than 40 degrees Celsius in the shade (the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection, and drink plenty of water. During the months of June, July and August the evening temperatures can drop below zero degrees Celsius, so bring some thick socks, layers and a warm jacket.  
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.  
  • On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very remote areas of the desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.  
  • Camping out in the open may not appeal to some people, although a comfortable mattress, linen and power for your devices are provided.  
  • Group participation is important on this trip, so you’ll be required to help with the preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together.  


Meet your group and guide at the Ayers Rock Resort. Grab a coffee and check out the Cultural Centre, then walk over to the main attraction – Uluru. Depending on how active you’re feeling, you can choose to do an optional ten-kilometre walk around the base of Uluru. No two angles of the sacred monolith are the same and its sheer size will leave you gobsmacked. If you’d rather do a shorter walk, follow the ‘Mala Walk’ signs for a stroll to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the evening, watch a spectacular Uluru sunset while enjoying some tasty snacks. Once the sun has gone down, drive to tonight’s campsite for a hot shower and hearty dinner. Roll out your swag (Aussie bedroll) and get comfortable under the stars.
Included Activities
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

You must be packed and ready to go from the Ayers Rock Hotel this morning. Please see the ‘Joining point’ section of the Essential Trip Information for details.

Total driving time today is about 45 minutes
Total walking time will be approximately 2–3 hours, depending on which option you choose in the afternoon.

Rise early for an included breakfast and memorable Uluru sunrise. Next head to Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) for a guided six-kilometre walk through the legendary Valley of the Winds. The walk can be challenging, but you’re rewarded with a spectacular perspective on mind-blowing rock formations. Return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to a remote bush camp in Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and freshen up with a hot shower. Tonight’s dinner will be an authentic Outback barbecue.
Included Activities
  • Valley of the Winds walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

Total walking time is approximately 2.5 hours.

After breakfast, drive to Kings Canyon for a guided six-kilometre hike along the Canyon Rim. This varied landscape of chasms, canyons and cliffs is one of the most spectacular and surprising in the Outback. Enter a natural amphitheatre, discover the Lost City, cool off under the shade of the Garden of Eden’s leafy palm trees and admire panoramic views from the North and South Walls. After lunch, make tracks back to Alice Springs with a few leg-stretches on the way, before pulling into Alice in the early evening.
Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information

Total driving time today is around 6 hours (approximately 500 km).
Total walking time is approximately 3 hours.

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Important notes

1. You can also join this trip in Alice Springs on Day 1; enter tour code RTC3 on the website.
2. This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us at time of booking.
3. Trip begins in Yulara at the Ayers Rock Resort on day 1 and finishes in Alice Springs on day 3 at approximately 6 pm. Onward travel is to be booked the following day.

Essential trip information

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