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Depart Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Resort / Ends Ayers Rock Resort

Witness our regions wondrous highlights as you explore the heart of Australia with this activity-packed two-day tour. 

The extended length of this trip gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the remote Australian outdoors. 

Take in stunning views of heritage listed sites and witness ancient cultural practices. Dine al fresco as the sun goes down and tick the coveted Uluru sunset experience off your list. 

You’ll travel and sleep in comfort and be guided by friendly, professional tour guides on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.


Spend a night in Australia’s red centre and two days exploring its most beautiful attractions. 

Highlights include:

  • Uluru Sunset with glass of bubbly
  • Uluru: Guided Mala Walk
  • Uluru: Guided Mutitjulu Waterhole Walk
  • Kata Tjuta: Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Mount Connor Lookout (Alice Springs start only)
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk



Day 1:

  • Two professional, accredited tour guides
  • Comfortable air conditioned transport
  • BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
  • Buffet breakfast (Alice Springs start only)
  • Freshly made packed lunch (Alice Springs start only)
  • Pick-up from your Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Resort accommodation
  • Uluru Park entrance fee ($25pp)
  • Fruit and snacks throughout the day
  • Drop-off at Outback Pioneer Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 you will be dropped off at Wayside Inn, Curtin Springs)
  • Standard overnight room at Outback Pioneer Hotel (3.5 star – Ayers Rock Resort)  (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 your tour will include accommodation at Curtin Springs – an Ensuite Room at Wayside Inn)


Day 2:

  • Cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station
  • Experienced driver and guide
  • Comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 you will be picked up from Wayside Inn, Curtin Springs)


TOUR ITINERARY: Standard 2 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Tour

Day 1 – Operated by Emu Run

Join our professional tour guides and see the real outback.

6 AM (approx)

Your guide will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation and head to our first stop at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast.

If you choose to start your tour from Ayers Rock Resort, your guide will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel at approximately 11:45am.

We then provide you with a freshly made packed lunch (Alice Springs start only) to eat on the drive to the world heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Kata Tjuta

We travel to Kata Tjuta (previously known at the Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. 

Marvel at the domes of Kata Tjuta on your first walk of the day, while taking in sweeping views of the open plains on the return walk.

Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Our Alice Springs day trip then visits the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. 

The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people.

Uluru – Mala Walk

We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here, one of the two Alice Springs tour guides will take you on a guided Mala Walk. 

The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the wonder of the sheer vertical walls. Along the way, your guide will tell stories of the Anangu People.

Uluru – Mutitjulu Waterhole

Your guide will transport you to the back section of Uluru, where we start a second guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. 

Your guide will take you along a short track to the waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi, sharing stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by the Anangu people, whose ancestors are still alive today.


This is an unmissable Australian experience and will be one you never forget. 

Take in a breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly (or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ dinner. 


Unpack your bag for a night at Outback Pioneer Hotel, located at Ayers Rock Resort (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 you will be stay at Wayside Inn, located at Curtin Springs).

Day 2 – Operated by AAT Kings

4 AM / 5 AM

AAT Kings pick you up from Outback Pioneer Hotel at approximately 4 am (Oct-Mar) or 5 am (Apr-Sep) so you can experience the majesty of a red centre sunrise for yourself (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 you will be picked up from Wayside Inn, Curtin Springs – reservations will provide your pick up time at time of booking).

Welcome to Kings Canyon

You’ll get a true sense of the remoteness of outback Australia as you travel to Kings Creek Station. Watch as the local wildlife wakes for the day and keep an eye out for dromedary camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes.

Kings Creek Station

This cattle and camel station covers 1,800 square kilometres. Relax in the café where you’ll be treated to a cooked breakfast. Their coffee is said to be the best in the Territory!

Kings Canyon

Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.

Rim Walk

The six-kilometre Rim Walk is a once in a lifetime experience. Climb up a 100-metre cliff face and walk around the rim of the canyon. Marvel at impressive views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs.

The Garden of Eden

This spot is a tropical oasis with a natural spring waterhole that is surrounded by lush exotic plant life.

You’ll come across a natural spring waterhole surrounded by local and exotic plants and trees such as gums, bonsai looking trees and enormous prehistoric ferns, creating a truly unique landscape.

Creek Bed Walk

The Creek Bed Walk is ideal if you’re interested in something more relaxing. After leisurely taking in the sights, you’ll set off on a two kilometre stroll along the creek bed that leads to views of the impressive canyon rim.

Kings Canyon Resort

Now we’re off to Kings Canyon Resort – an oasis in the outback! 

Treat yourself to lunch (own expense). To see Kings Canyon from above, take an optional scenic helicopter flight (creek bed walkers only), or bring your swimmers if you’d like to take a dip in the resort’s pool.

Scenic Return Journey

Enjoy amazing outback scenery as we head back to Ayers Rock Resort. Guests are returned to their accommodation at approximately 5:30 pm.



Prices start at $670 AUD.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 2 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Tour

What are the departure and arrival times?

Day 1 – Pick up from your accommodation in Alice Springs is at approximately 6 am. Pick up from the Outback Pioneer is at approximately 11:45 am.

Drop off at the Outback Pioneer Hotel (or Wayside Inn, Curtin Springs if travel date is before 1st April 2020) is after the sunset BBQ.

Day 2 – Pick up from Outback Pioneer Hotel is at approximately 4 am (Oct-Mar) or 5 am (Apr-Sep) (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 you will be picked up from Wayside Inn, Curtin Springs – reservations will provide your pick up time at time of booking).

Drop off at Ayers Rock Resort is at approximately 5:30 pm.


What accommodation is included?

Included in the cost of the package is a Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (if your travel date is before 1st April 2020 your tour will include accommodation at Curtin Springs – an Ensuite Room at Wayside Inn).


Are all meals included?

Emu Run will provide all meals and snacks on the first day, including a BBQ dinner with sparkling wine.

AAT Kings will provide a cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station on the second day of the tour, but all other meals this day are at your own expense. AAT Kings will stop at Kings Canyon Resort where you can purchase lunch.


Can my dietary requirements be accommodated? 

We are able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request: vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free. 

If you have a food allergy (e.g. peanuts) please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.


What about BYO?

If you wish to bring any beer or other drinks for the Uluru sunset BBQ, we recommend a limit of 2-3 drinks per person. You can give them to your guide to keep in the cooler so you can enjoy them with the Uluru sunset BBQ on day 1.


What should I bring on tour?

  • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
  • Water bottle (capacity 3 litres)
  • Strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)
  • Cash for purchasing dot painting directly from artists at sunset when available


How many people are on each tour?

We have a maximum of 54 people on the tour bus. You will travel in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle.


Can I bring my family?

This package is designed for adults. If you would like to bring children along, please get in touch with our reservations team who can create a custom package upon request. Please note the minimum age is 10.


Conditions of Travel

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