Days
3
Price from
995AUD
Map of Uluru Adventure (Basix) including Australia

Experience the magic of the sunburnt Australian Outback in just three days.

Want to see the Red Centre’s greatest natural attractions in under three days? Easy. Jump on this trip and you’ll get to admire Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon – the Lost City, Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden and North and South Walls – and weave through the gigantic boulders and gullies of Kata Tjuta. Experience the heart of the Red Centre with the best guides in the business who know the culture, people and Outback like the back of their hand. Spend you days gaining a deeper understanding into the spiritual importance of Uluru and its surrounds, and your nights camping on Australia’s red earth and dining under the stars.


Start
Alice Springs, Australia
Finish
Alice Springs, Australia
Destinations
Northern Territory,The Outback,Uluru
Style
Powered Tents
Theme
Explorer
Code
AR3
Physical rating
Trip rating
5 reviews
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 8, Max 24

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Witnessing an Uluru sunset is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Have your camera ready when taking in this spectacular sight.   
  • 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 starting and finishing for tour in Alice Springs? If so, this is the trip for you! The Uluru Adventure provides you with the option of extending your stay before or after this tour to enjoy the many optional activities and experiences the historic outback town of Alice Springs 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;  
    1. Start and finish in Yulara
    2. Start in Yulara and finish in Alice Springs 
    3. Start in Alice Springs and finish in Yulara

    To see these options please visit here 

     

  • This isn’t a basic camping experience, as you’ll be treated to creature comforts such as comfy mattresses, linen, power and a fan.
  • 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. Between June 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.  

Itinerary

Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand the heart and soul of Australia. Meet your leader and fellow travelers at the Alice Springs pick-up point this morning and set off to explore the Red Centre. Shortly after you arrive, the unmistakable Uluru will emerge from the earth as one giant boulder. Only a short drive away walk off your lunch at Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s). With its 36 various-sized domes, it provides quite a contrast to Uluru, a much larger too with the highest point almost 200 meters higher than Uluru. You’ll get to know the landscape pretty well on an afternoon hike between the massive domes. As the evening unfolds, enjoy a light snack as the sun slowly sets casting a variety of earthy tones across Uluru. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars.  
Accommodation
  • Powered camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

Meet your guide at Stay At Alice Springs Hotel (formerly Aurora Alice Springs) this morning. You will be picked up 6.00 am so please make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes early. See ‘Joining Point’ instructions in ‘Essential trip Information’ for more details.

 Total driving time today is around 7 hours. Total walking time is approximately 2 hours.  

An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise as the sun hits the icon like a beacon, before the light floods the surrounding landscape. Your guide will take you to one of the significant cultural sights of Uluru, outlining Anangu rock art and passing on one of the creation stories of the site. While the morning is fresh, the time is yours to enjoy the self-guided, full base walk of Uluru, taking in all of the textures and valleys up-close, which isn’t evident from afar. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art at the Cultural Centre, hand-crafted by local First Nation Peoples of the Western and Central Deserts. Travel onto our exclusive campsite near the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will have dinner and enjoy the stars. 
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Uluru Base Walk  
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

Total driving time today is around 3.5 hours. Total walking time is approximately 2.5 hours (or up to 3.5 if you do the full 10km base walk).  

The main attraction of Watarrka National Park is undoubtedly Kings Canyon – a huge gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls many meters high. With its porous sandstone, deep gullies and hidden rock pools, it provides shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous locations such as the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre, and of course North & South Walls og Kings Canyon. We enjoy lunch before driving back to Alice Springs for our farewells. 
Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information

Total driving time today is around 5 hours. Total walking time is approximately 3 hours. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of three litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles. 

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Important notes

  1. Trip commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6:00am and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6pm.
  2. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, you must have a minimum of 3 litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.
  3. You can join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1; see tour code AR3Y.

Essential trip information

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