This 3 day outback tour offers a value for money Red Centre travel experience. Staying at private campsites gives you the opportunity to sleep around a campfire in an Aussie Swag and shower under hot water generated from a wood burner! Travel in an air-conditioned minibus and absorb the incredible, outback landscapes with your experienced tour guide – all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world. Hike, climb and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon on this Red Centre tour to remember – a truly unique way to travel Australia.
Tour Price Includes:
Professional tour guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, reference books, pillow, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee.
What you need to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $20), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.
- Tour itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.
- We recommend guests travel on the Jetstar or Virgin Australia flights into Ayers Rock. Although we collect guests arriving on the later Qantas service please note guests will not receive the full tour experience at Uluru should they choose this service.
- Clients joining the tour group at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at your own expense.
- Please call our Reservations Team (1300 551 510) during business hours at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time.
- Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 10kg). Excess luggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
Day 1 (Lunch / Dinner)
This Red Centre tour begins in the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. Australian pioneers originally used camels for transport and cartage and you now have the opportunity to check out the view from atop a camel at the Outback Camel Farm at Stuarts Well (own expense). We turn off the Stuart Highway at Erldunda and while your tour guide refuels the vehicle, you can check out the Aboriginal art and craft on display. The first monolith you will see is Mount Connor (Atila), an imposing mesa located on a flat salt pan – not to be confused with Uluru which is a further 100km travel along the track.
After we arrive at the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park your tour guide will collect those joining us at Yulara Airport and then take you on an interpretive base walk tour of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it’s time for a good night’s rest in preparation for another active tour day tomorrow.
Day 2 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Your tour guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise which can be viewed close-by our campsite. Early mornings are a magical time in the desert, and the ideal time to see Uluru. Afterwards, travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and travel through the Valley of the Winds by foot, walking through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, we leave Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and travel to Kings Creek Station where we camp for the night.
Day 3 (Breakfast / Lunch)
Travel to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together as a tour group, we travel back to Alice Springs, arriving in the late afternoon. You’ve just completed one of Australia’s most iconic travel experiences – say farewell to your tour group and the Outback!