Day 1: Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset
Starting in Alice Springs, we stop at an authentic outback camel farm, then continue on to the permanent campsite at Yulara for lunch before embarking to 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. Depending on your mood you can choose to sleep in a permanent 4 share safari tent (bunk beds) or in a swag (Aussie bedroll) under millions of outback stars. Optional upgrade to twin tents available at $75/person per tour – twin tent upgrade price includes sleeping bag and pillow. (L,D)
Day 2: Uluru to Kings Canyon
Enjoy a glorious sunrise with a walk around the base of Uluru. Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people during a 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 4 share safari tents (bunk beds). Optional upgrade to twin tents available at $75/person per tour – twin tent upgrade price includes sleeping bag and pillow. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Discover the Lost City and the Garden of Eden on a 6km hike in Kings Canyon. Admire and explore the towering walls and crevices of Watarrka National Park. The photo opportunities are endless in Kings Canyon so be sure to bring your camera. At the end of the trek it’s time to refuel with a bite to eat before making the journey back to the remote centre of Alice Springs. Check in to Alice Lodge for the night. (B,L)
Day 4: Alice Springs to Uluru
Up early for a quick breakfast at Alice Lodge before departing at approx 5:45-6am on your transfer service back to Ayers Rock Resort or Airport for a 12-12:30pm arrival. (B)
What is a swag?
A swag is made from strong canvas, sewn like a large sleeping bag with a comfortable sponge mattress inside providing warmth, comfort and security. You sleep in your sleeping bag inside the swag – so it’s much warmer than a tent!
What are the departure and arrival times?
Alice Springs pick-ups: approximately 5:45am.
Ayers Rock Resort pick-ups: Outback Pioneer Lodge approximately 1:15pm Oct-Mar & 1:30pm Apr-Sep
Ayers Rock Airport pick-ups: approximately 1pm Oct-Mar & 2pm Apr-Sep
We return to Alice Springs at around 5:30pm on the third day.
The transfer service to Ayers Rock departs at approx 5:45-6:00am the day after the tour ends.
PLEASE NOTE: Between 1 April 2018 and 7 October 2018, for pick-ups from Outback Pioneer Hotel or Ayers Rock Airport, lunch is not included. As soon as passengers are picked up, the tour will go straight to the National Park.
Can I bring my family?
This package is designed for adults due to the accommodation being in a shared dorm room. If you would like to bring children along, please get in touch and we can create a custom package for your family upon request.
What fitness level is required?
A real spirit of adventure and a medium level of fitness is required. There is a lot to see over the 3 days and this tour can be fast paced at times. It is important to note that Central Australia experiences extreme weather conditions during summer. Participation is required from passengers on our camping tours for things such as meal preparation and firewood collection (as requested by guide).
What amenities are at the campsites?
All our campsites have hot showers and toilets, screened kitchens with electricity to charge cameras or phones. We have permanent 4 share safari tents at all our campsites. We also have twin share tents for those who like a bit of privacy – $75/person/tour.
What should I bring on tour?
Travel voucher, 2 x 1.5 litres of water (per person), sleeping bag (can be hired for $20/person), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide brimmed is best), fly net, sunglasses, sunscreen, toiletries, torch (flash light), swim wear(warmer months), towel, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), travel pillow, a small overnight bag.
How many people are on each tour?
We have a maximum of 24 passengers on camping tours. Participation is required from passengers on our camping tours for things such as meal preparation and firewood collection (as requested by guide).
If you join one of our camping tours you will need a sleeping bag regardless of whether you decide to sleep in a permanent 4 share safari tent (bunk beds) or in a swag (Aussie bedroll).
Sleeping bag hire is available on request at a charge of $20 per person. Please request this at the time of booking.
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This tour is third party operated.