Beginning in Alice Springs, this 3 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Discovery Tour from AAT Kings takes you on an outback adventure through the Red Centre in air-conditioned comfort! Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges to a camel farm where you have the option of a camel ride! Explore Walpa Gorge before enjoying nibbles and wine while watching the sun set over Uluru. After seeing the sun rise over the Red Centre, enjoy a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to Mutijulu Waterhole. Your last day is spent on a guided climb to the rim of the Canyon or an easier walk along the canyon floor, before having lunch at Kings Canyon Resort.
Budget accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Kings Canyon Lodge
Standard accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel & Kings Canyon Lodge
Superior accommodation: Sails in the Desert & Kings Canyon Lodge
Day 1 Alice Springs - Kata Tjuta: Depart Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm for an optional camel ride on these 'ships of the desert' (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Join your Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Then travel by coach to the Mutitjulu Walk where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This waterhole provides a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and has been in use for many thousands of years. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. It houses an amazing collection of original ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Then travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying complimentary wine.
Day 2 Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunrise & Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Tour: Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. The travel to Kata Tjuta and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. Travel to Kings Canyon.
Day 3 Kings Canyon: Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness, sturdy shoes required). An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available. Enjoy lunch at Kings Canyon Resort (own expense) before travelling to Alice Springs.
Departs: 7.00am Daily from Alice Springs
Returns: Tour concludes Alice Springs only. Returns 7.00pm (Oct-Mar) and 7.30pm (Apr-Sep).
Children: 15 years and under are charged at the child rate
What to Bring: Bottled water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, covered walking shoes and camera
Fitness requirement: Low level of fitness required for Uluru base walk. Base walk is a one hour (approximately) gentle walk on flat ground. Good level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon rim walk. Low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.
Tour Code: AK43
Operated By: AAT Kings