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A compact Red Centre adventure for travellers on a budget

Finding the flights to the Red Centre a little tricky with your budget? Take advantage of affordable flights that can have you start and finish at Yulara, minutes away from Uluru. This trip reveal’s the Outback's biggest drawcards at a minimum cost. See the region’s best-known attractions in just three and a half days, starting and finishing in Yulara (Ayers Rock) whilst still getting a glimpse of Alice Springs. Learn more about Uluru either guided or on your own, navigate the boulder-strewn landscape of Kata Tjuta discover lost cities and a Garden of Eden on the hike around Kings Canyon. The Outback's never been so accessible.

Yulara, Australia
Yulara, Australia
Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback
Physical rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 6, Max 24

Why you'll love this trip

  • Why we love it Feel the power of Uluru during a walk around the base of the sacred monolith or on a shorter stroll to a nearby watering hole, the choice is yours.

  • Enjoy a guided hike along the rim of Kings Canyon and take in the surprisingly diverse Outback landscape, from deep canyons to the shaded pools of the Garden of Eden.

  • Get closer to nature with your very own swag, a cross between a bedroll and a tent that allows you to admire the stars as you fall asleep.

  • A three-day-and-a-half day tour with daily departures, you can fit this adventure into a long weekend or book on a whim when domestic flights are on sale.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is designed to appeal to travellers who want to see the most without spending the most. Food is basic but plentiful and all meals are participatory, meaning everyone pitches in to help prepare, cook, and clean up after meals. Accommodation is in campsites and multishare dorms and you’ll have your very own swag (a sheltered bedroll) for a comfortable sleep in the great outdoors.

  • The best was to discover the beauty of the Outback is on foot. This tour packs a lot of walking into three days, so please read the itinerary carefully for walking time estimates.


This afternoon explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Here, we get up close to this ancient geological formation during an afternoon hike. The perfect end to a remarkable day is watching the Rock’s rich colours change against a blazing Red Centre sunset. After sunset we drive to our campsite for hot showers, a hearty meal and a night sleeping in a swag (Aussie bedroll) under millions of outback stars or in one of our permanent tents.
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Total driving time today is about 5.5 hours (approximately 450 km)
Total walking time will be approximately 2–3 hours, depending on which option you choose in the afternoon.

Enjoy a glorious sunrise with a walk around the base of Uluru. Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people during a cultural interpretive walk with your tour guide. There’s an opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before travelling to our exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). You can choose tonight to sleep in a swag (Aussie bedroll) under millions of outback stars or in one of our permanent tents.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Total driving time today is around 4 hours (approximately 300kms).
Total walking time is approximately 2.5 hours
Web description 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.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Total driving time today is around 6 hours (approximately 500 km).
Total walking time is approximately 3 hours
Make sure the iPod is fully charged for the drive back to Yulara for your onward travel, stopping at Erldunda Roadhouse for breakfast (optional) along the way.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Total driving time today is about 5.5 hours (approximately 450 km)


2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle


Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Multishare (1 night)

Dates & availability

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Important notes

1. You can also join this trip in Alice Springs on Day 1; see tour code PRTC3AY
2. This Basix trip requires a sleeping bag.
3. Trip commences in Yulara at the Ayers Rock Resort and finishes at Ayers Rock Airport on day 4 at approx. 12pm. Please do not book flights departing before 1pm.

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