4 Day Uluru Tour


    Experience the wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon plus the opportunity to really experience the desert in Tjortja West MacDonnell Ranges.

    This 4 day Uluru tour from Alice Springs offers an authentic outback adventure with a touch of style and quality.

    As well as experiencing the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), we’ll give you the opportunity to really experience the desert at Tjortja West MacDonnell Ranges. This small group adventure encompasses the very best the Red Centre has to offer over 4 days.

    Participate in an indigenous cultural exchange at Uluru including an Aboriginal Guided walk.

    Suitable for all ages and levels of comfort. Choose to sleep under the clearest southern stars you can imagine with your choice of traditional swag or pop-up tents. So this 4 day Uluru tour is perfect for those new to camping, as you can sleep in twin share tents and have access to hot showers and toilets at the campsite.

    This Uluru tour is great for families, as we have guides specially trained for guiding groups with children. We take children from age 8 upwards. Show your child the magic of Uluru at sunset on this tour.

    This Uluru tour is also perfect for those 35 and above. If you are over 50 and are looking for an adventurous tour that isn’t just a coach tour for seniors, then this 4-day Uluru tour if for you!

    Start this tour in Alice Springs or Ayers Rock and finishes in Alice Springs.

    Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups. This tour is ideal for family groups, with children over 8 years old.

    On this tour walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon need a good level of fitness.

    Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
    Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on an uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the Winds walk
    Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness is required for a four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.

    The perfect outback adventure on our 4 day Uluru tour from Alice Springs.

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    Red Centre Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell Ranges (Basic Swag)

    Adult( 18 - 99 ) $1150
    Child 8-12( 8 - 12 ) $1150
    Child 16-17( 16 - 17 ) $1150
    Child 13-15( 13 - 15 ) $1150
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Uluru

      Departing from either Alice Springs or Yulara (Uluru Airport) we head towards Uluru (Ayers Rock) stopping off at Mt Connor (false Uluru) lookout for a view of this mighty red mountain and Curtin Springs for a toilet stop before arriving at our campground for lunch. After lunch we head to the Red Centre’s indigenous interpretive cultural centre where we have a chance to learn about the cultural, ecological, historical and geological significance of this very special national park. With the anticipation and excitement growing we make a short drive towards the base of Uluru as we begin to comprehend the sheer size and magnificence of the giant monolith, getting up close and personal to explore further.  Walking to Mutitjulu waterhole we discover sacred rock art sites in family caves and hear the creation stories of Kuniya and Liru as we continue our base walk towards Kuniya Piti.  From here we drive around sacred sites towards Kantju Gorge where we envisage the highest waterfall in Central Australia, (truly a spectacle to behold, even more so when raining) an elder’s cave and the world’s oldest pantry.  After exploring the world’s most impressive rock up close and personal, we retreat for panoramic views to witness one of the most incredible sunsets on the planet, all whilst having dinner cooked for you, to feed those hungry eyes and allow you to get to know your fellow travellers.

      Driving Distance: 350km
      Hike Distance: 2-3 km / 2-3 hours

      Accommodation: Ayers Rock Coach Campground (Uluru) Pop-up Safari Tents with camp beds (with communal facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets)

      Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

      Day 2: Uluru to Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon

      We wake early for a light breakfast and head off for a spectacular sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You thought Uluru was special and just when you think it couldn’t get any more majestic, we approach the stunning silhouette of Kata Tjuta.  Here we set off on a hike through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge marvelling at the mighty conglomerate rock formations. After exploring Kata Tjuta, we make our way towards Kings Canyon region just in time to experience a glorious outback sunset followed by a hearty meal around the campfire.

      Driving Distance: 406 km (4.5 Hours)
      Hike Distance: 2-6 km / 2-4 hours (*weather dependent)

      Accommodation: Kings Canyon Campground Pop-up Safari Tents with camp beds (with communal facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets)

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 3: Kings Canyon to West MacDonnell Ranges

      We head off early to explore the mighty Kings Canyon (Watarrka) venturing into the ancient landscape and sacred grounds of the Ulpanyali and Lilla people. Arriving at the jewel in the crown at the centre of Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) we find ourselves surrounded by towering 100 metre cliff faces, views of sandstone chasms and jaw dropping backdrops that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Grab your water, hat and sturdy shoes as we set off on foot to explore (the most seasonally applicable part of) the canyon in more detail. Rest up in the bus as we head back up north, passing through Alice Springs and heading out towards the West MacDonnell Ranges for an evening of stargazing at our bush camp.

      Driving Distance: 370km (4 hours)
      Hike Distance: 2-4 km / 2-4 hours

      Accommodation: Standley Chasm Campground (with communal facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets)

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 4: Standley Chasm and Tjoritja West MacDonnell Ranges

      Known traditionally as Angkerle Atwatye, meaning “Gap of Water”, Standley Chasm is a 3-metre-wide, 80-metre-high gorge amongst the West MacDonnell Ranges. At dawn we hope to spot the native wildlife as we enjoy breakfast and look forward to the day ahead. Tracking west you are welcome to enjoy a dip in Ellery Creek Bighole, known traditionally as Udepata, surrounded by tall red cliffs and sandy Ellery Creek. Onwards to where massive geological forces created the towering red walls of Ormiston Gorge. Spend time here admiring nature and its finest before we begin our leisurely journey back towards Alice Springs, with our final stop at another amazing feature of the Tjoritja West MacDonnell region, Simpsons Gap, where several dreaming trails and stories cross. Featuring a permanent waterhole this is also a great place to spot resident wildlife. Now we’ve had our fix of the best of central Australia’s natural icons, we deliver you back to Alice Springs to your chosen accommodation and evening plans as you reminisce your four days of exploration and new friends made.

      Driving Distance: 250km (3 hours)
      Walking Distance: ~3km / 4km

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Kings Canyon Watarrka National Park
      • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock) lookout at Sunset
      • Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta cultural centre
      • Sacred Rock Art Site
      • Visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kuniya Piti, Kantju Gorge at Uluru
      • Hike the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta
      • Visit Tjoritja – West MacDonnell Ranges
      • Explore Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits and Ellery Creek Big Hole

      Essential things to pack

      • 3L Refillable water bottle
      • Wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
      • Swimwear, beach towel & toiletries
      • Comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (tread closed toe shoes)
      • All-weather clothing (extreme conditions inc wind, heat, cold, day/night)
      • 15kg soft bag & small day pack
      • Tropical strength insect repellent
      • Mosquito or fly net (summer months)
      • Flashlight, headlamp or torch
      • Money for snack and meals
      • Bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (optional – if staying in a swag)
      • Recharge power bank (limited access to power to charge phone or cameras)
      • Camera

      Important Booking Info

      • We will try to cater for most dietary needs and/or food allergies – passengers MUST notify the tour operator of any special dietary requirements, medical conditions at the time of booking.
      • A minimum moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Length of walks will be between 2km to 6km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. An approximate 9-11km walk is included in this tour. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure safety of guests. Therefore, a medium/high level of fitness is required, and doctors’ certificate is required for people over 70 years (30-days prior to travel).
      • Children aged between 8 to 17 years old, must be always accompanied by an adult or legal guardian and must stay in private twin rooms. Not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under.
      • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 15kg travel bag, 1 x 5kg day bag.
      • This tour is not suitable for mobility impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
      • Itineraries may vary to adapt to seasonal changes and occasionally sites in the parks close or do not allow swimming. As safety is our top priority, we plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
      • Guests are asked to participate in the preparation of meals, clean up and vehicle unpack/loading, so everyone can relax together after a long day touring. It’s also a great way to get to know and connect with your fellow travellers.
      Where can I start and finish this tour?

      You can start this tour in Ayers Rock/ Uluru or Alice Springs.

      If starting in Alice Springs pick up is 7 am.

      If starting in Uluru. You will be picked up from the airport in Ayers Rock/ Uluru around 13.30 pm. You will miss lunch on day 1 so please eat at the airport or your resort before joining the tour.

      This tour only ends in Alice Springs, around 5-6pm.

      Where will I sleep on tour?

      For the more adventurous traveller, we have the traditional outback camping experience. Guests will enjoy sleeping under the stars in a canvas covered bedroll, known as a “Australian Swag”. Basic Swag: $1150AUD per person

      OR

      If you’re after a little more comfort, you can book our “Twin Share” safari style. It includes Kings Canyon Lodge on (Day 1) and Ayers Rock Safari Tents with mattress and linen on (Day 2). Safari Tent Upgrade: $1295AUD per person. To book the upgrade contact us for more details.

      How fit do I need to be?
      The physical level is moderate to extreme. Guided bush walks of up to 9km in total. 2-4km per day.
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