3 Day Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta Tour


    See Australia’s famous Red Centre icons Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon.

    Join us on our 3 day Uluru tour from Alice Springs. This small group adventure encompasses the very best the Red Centre has to offer. Three days exploring three iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta) all wrapped up in one tour.

    There is a very good reason why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is UNESCO World Heritage-listed. The park was first added to the list in 1987 when the international community recognized its spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and outstanding natural beauty. Your expert local guide will uncover some of the incredible secrets the Red Centre has to offer with guided commentary, stories, and hidden gems that really bring this place to life.

    On tour you will hike and explore Watarrka National Park, home to Kings Canyon. Walk the iconic Kings Canyon Rim Walk (weather permitting) marveling at the famous locations, like Priscilla’s Crack (made famous by the classic Australian movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert), the weathered domes of ‘The Lost City, and the Garden of Eden.

    We have a couple of different sleeping options available. This tour is one of our Uluru camping tours. If you are an adventurous traveler we have the traditional grassroots basic “swag” experience. This is sleeping under the stars in a canvas-covered bed roll.
    We also offer comfort camping on this tour with our Twin Share Pop-Up Safari Tents.

    3 day Uluru camping tour from Alice Springs is the ultimate ‘get away from it all experience in Australia’s outback.

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    Red Centre Rock Safari (Basic Swag)

    Adult( 18 - 99 ) $950
    Child 8-12( 8 - 12 ) $950
    Child 16-17( 16 - 17 ) $950
    Child 13-15( 13 - 15 ) $950
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Uluru

      Departing from either Alice Springs or Yulara (Uluru Airport) we head towards 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. 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.

      Driving Distance: 350km

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

      Accommodation : Ayers Rock Coach Campground (Uluru) Swag Camping (with communal facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets)

      Meals Included : Lunch, Dinner

      Day 2: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

      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 Swag Camping (with communal facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets)

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Day 3: Kings Canyon

      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 center 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. After a well-earned rest, you can now enjoy some downtime as the bus meanders its way to your final destination. This evening you are welcome to conclude your exploration in Yulara, or in Alice Springs – your journey will be seamless whichever option you choose.

      Driving Distance: 250km (2.5 hours)

      Hike Distance: 2-4 km / 2-4 hours

      Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      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
      • 3L Refillable water bottle
      • Wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
      • Swimwear, beach towels and 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 snacks 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
      • We will try to cater for most dietary needs and/or food allergies – passengers MUST notify the tour operator of any special dietary requirements, or 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 the safety of guests. Therefore, a medium/high level of fitness is required, and doctor’s 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 travelers, 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 of touring. It’s also a great way to get to know and connect with your fellow travelers.
      • If you join the tour in Ayers Rock you will not have lunch on day 1.
      • Tour linked for live booking on this tour page is from Alice Springs and in our basic swag option. For travel on this tour from Uluru airport contact us to get booked in. If you require upgrade to the permanent tent contact us to get booked in.
      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”.

      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).

      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.

      Where can I start and end the 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 13.30pm. You will miss lunch on day 1 so please eat at the airport or your resort before joining the tour.

      You can finish your tour in Ayers Rock or Alice Springs. If you finish in Ayers Rock/ Uluru you will be able to fly out after 2 pm.

      The tour will end around 5 to 6 pm in Alice Springs.

      Tour linked for live booking on this tour page is from Alice Springs. For travel on this tour from Uluru airport contact us to get booked in.

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