Days
3
Price from
$695AUD

Go camping in the Australian outback on this three-day stay in Uluru (Ayers Rock) and surrounds

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 Watarrka National Park/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 (The Olgas). Enjoy an evening of open air Outback dining – our 1,000 Star Dinner.


Start
Alice Springs, Australia
Finish
Alice Springs, Australia
Destination
Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback
Style
Basix
Theme
Explorer, Indigenous Culture, Short Breaks
Code
PAR3-B
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24

Why we love this trip

  • Join an Indigenous Guide on a Mala walk around the base of Uluru, an experience exclusive to Adventure Tours

  • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand

  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru

  • Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback

  • Enjoy our Australian Native Foods throughout the trip. We incorporate ingredients such as kangaroo, emu, lemon myrtle, desert lime, wattle seed and more into the menu

  • Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon

  • Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal communities on guided nature walks - exclusive to Adventure Tours

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a camping trip for those who are looking for the basics. Simple facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback.

  • Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together.

  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.

  • 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 sparse areas of desert. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Melbourne might have the arts scene and Sydney the beaches, but Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand Australia proper. Approximately 70% of the Australian continent is classed as arid or semi-arid – and little old Alice Springs sits right in the middle of it all. First stop for the day is a working outback camel farm, where you’ll have the chance to lope through the outback on a ‘ship of the desert’. Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes – you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. As evening begins, enjoy a glass of bubbles as the sun sets over Uluru casting incredible colours on the Rock, and afterwards it’s time to tuck into our famous 1,000 Star Dinner: an outdoor candlelit feast of delicious food and wines.

Today, driving time is approximately 4.5 hours. Walking is approximately one hour.
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
  • 1000 Star Dinner
  • Uluru sunset drinks
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
It’s an early rise today but seeing Australia is what you came for, right? After watching a fiery outback sun rear up over the world’s biggest rock get a real sense of the rock’s scale on an unguided walk around its base. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.)

 

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
After breakfast, get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon, as you trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, before you make your way back to Alice Springs. On arrival, you're free to leave and carry on your travels.

Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.
Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Flights must be booked to depart Alice Springs the day after the trip finishes.

Meals

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

All-terrain vehicle

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
  • 1000 Star Dinner
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Maruku Arts interactive Indigenous experience
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk

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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.
    Onward travel should be booked the following day.
2. This Basix style trip requires a sleeping bag
3. If you want to cut out the long drive between Alice Springs and Yulara, you can join this trip in Yulara  (Uluru) on Day 1; see tour code PAR3Y-B 
4. This trip is also available as an Original style holiday. Please search for trip code PAR3-O.  

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