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If you plan to visit the Red Centre on a budget, then this tour package is for you. The Alice Springs Backpacker Camping Tour Package is great value for money! The package includes Emu Run’s 3 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Camping Experience and 2 nights dorm accommodation at Alice Lodge Backpackers.

 

The Awesome Bits: Alice Springs Backpacker Camping Tour Package

  • Uluru Experience
  • Uluru Sunset with glass of bubbly
  • Uluru_Kata Tjuta Sunrise
  • Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds
  • Outback BBQ
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Aboriginal Culture

 

What’s Included: Alice Springs Backpacker Camping Tour Package

  • Sparkling wine & snacks at the Uluru sunset
  • Accredited, experienced tour guides
  • Permanent campsites with kitchens, toilets & hot showers
  • 4 person Safari tents both nights
  • Quality swags if you choose to sleep under the stars
  • Air conditioned mini-bus, fitted with seat belts
  • Quality healthy meals and drinking water
  • Uluru park entrance fee ($25pp)
  • 2 nights in a dorm room with linen, pillows and duvet (doona), free internet / WiFi and continental breakfast

 

Tour Itinerary: Alice Springs Backpacker Camping Tour Package

Day 1: Arrive in Alice Springs

Make your way to Alice Lodge Backpackers where you will spend your first night in a dorm room.

Day 2: Alice Springs to Uluru

We pick you up outside Alice Lodge at approx 5.45am and drive through the beautiful outback, our first stop will be an outback roadhouse for a quick breakfast (at your own expense), back on the road and a short stop for viewing of Mount Connor and the Salt lakes before arriving to Yulara.

If you’re starting the tour in Ayers Rock we will pick you up from the Outback Pioneer Lodge (Ayers Rock Resort), or from the Ayers Rock Airport.

After lunch we drive to our first stop in the Uluru national park where you can pick one of the following Uluru experiences:

  1. Visit the Cultural Centre and enjoy 2 guided Uluru base walks (Mala & Mutitjulu Waterhole).
  2. Full 10km Uluru base walk (unguided), Cultural Centre visit not included.
  3. Uluru climb (unguided, if open), Cultural Centre visit not included (please note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their culture by not climbing the rock).
  4. 2PM Ayers Rock airport pick-ups will be able to enjoy 2 guided walks at Uluru (Mala & Mutitjulu Waterhole), Cultural Centre visit and lunch are not included.

This evening we watch a spectacular Uluru sunset while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine & snacks. After sunset we drive to our campsite for hot showers and a hearty meal. 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. (L,D)

Optional upgrade to twin tents available at $75/person per tour – twin tent upgrade price includes sleeping bag and pillow.

Optional camel ride is available at your own expense.

Day 3: Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

Up early for breakfast before catching a spectacular Uluru sunrise. We then head to Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) for a guided 5.5km walk through the Valley of the Winds, returning to camp for lunch. Next we drive to our remote bush camp in the Watarrka national park (Kings Canyon). After a hot shower, tonight’s dinner will be an authentic Outback BBQ. 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). (B,L,D)

Optional upgrade to twin tents available at $75/person per tour – twin tent upgrade price includes sleeping bag and pillow.

Day 4: Kings Canyon and Mt Ebenezer to Alice Springs

After breakfast, we drive to Kings Canyon for a guided 6km Canyon Rim Walk in one of the most spectacular areas of the outback. Visit the natural Amphitheatre and discover the lost city, North and South Walls, and the exotic Garden of Eden along the way.

After lunch we return to Alice Springs stopping at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse, arriving back to Alice Lodge early evening. (B,L)

Day 5: Depart Alice Springs

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

We pick you up from Alice Lodge at 5:45-6:00am on the first day of the camping tour and return at around 5:30pm on the third day of the camping tour.

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 $15/person – $20/person from 01/04/17 onwards), 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 (please leave your luggage at Alice Lodge due to space limitations on the mini-bus).

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).

Sleeping Bags

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 $15 per person – $20 per person from 1 April 2017. Please request this at the time of booking.

Conditions of Travel

By booking our tours you have read and accepted our conditions of travel, including the terms and conditions and cancellation policy. Please click here for the full conditions of travel.

Prices are valid to 31 March 2017. From 1 April 2017, price will be $455/adult.