If you’re short on time and seeking to experience the best of Uluru and the outback, camp under the stars and enjoy sparkling wine while taking in the amazing Uluru sunset, this is the tour for you!
This overnight camping experience starts at Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, and ends in Ayers Rock on day 2.
Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru
We pick you up outside your Alice Springs accommodation at 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:
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 $40/person per tour – twin tent upgrade price includes sleeping bag and pillow.
Optional camel ride is available at your own expense – passengers starting in Alice Springs only.
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta to Kings Creek Station
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.
After lunch we will drop you off at either Ayers Rock Airport or Ayers Rock Resort. (B,L)
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.
Until 31 March, Ayers Rock pick-ups: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Ayers Rock Resort) approximately 12:15pm OR Ayers Rock Airport at either 12:45m or 2pm.
From 1 April 2017, Ayers Rock pick-ups: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Ayers Rock Resort) approximately 12:30pm OR Ayers Rock Airport at either 12:15m or 2pm.
The tour finishes around noon on the second day, when we will drop you off at either Ayers Rock airport or Outback Pioneer Hotel (Ayers Rock Resort).
Can I bring my family?
Yes. Children aged 8 years and over are welcome on our tour. Children aged 8-15 are charged $339 per person ($365 from 01/04/2017).
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 – $40/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.
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 $15 per person – $20 per person from 1 April 2017. Please request this at the time of booking.
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Prices are valid to 31 March 2017. From 1 April 2017, price will be $375/adult & $365/child.