2 Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Tour


    Witness the wonders of Australia’s Red Centre as you explore the heart of this vast and beautiful region.

    Witness our region’s wondrous highlights as you explore the heart of Australia on our 2 Day Uluru and Kings Canyon Tour. Start and end your Uluru tour from Ayers Rock.

    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.

     

    Standard Uluru & Kings Canyon Package - Start & End in Ayers Rock

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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Kata Tjuta and Uluru

      Starting your tour from Ayers Rock Resort, we collect you from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation.
      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. Our group 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. We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here, your tour guide 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. Your coach 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 explaining 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.

      Time to a sunset BBQ at Uluru, 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 comfortable night at the Outback Pioneer Hotel.

      Day 2: Kings Canyon

      We pick you up from Sails in the Desert at approximately 4 am (Oct-Mar) or 5 am (Apr-Sep) so you can experience the majesty of a red center sunrise for yourself.

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

      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.

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

      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.

      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-kilometer stroll along the creek bed that leads to views of the impressive canyon rim.

      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.

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

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      FAQs
      • Uluru Sunset with a glass of bubbly
      • Uluru: Guided Mala Walk
      • Uluru: Guided Mutitjulu Waterhole Walk
      • Kata Tjuta: Walpa Gorge Walk
      • Aboriginal Cultural Centre
      • Kings Creek Station
      • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
      • Mount Connor Lookout (Alice Springs start only)
      • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
      • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
      • 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 paintings directly from local artists at sunset when available
      What are the departure and return times?

      Day 1 – We depart Alice Springs at approx 6 am from March to October, or at approx 7 am November to February. We depart from Ayers Rock Resort at approx 11:35 am from March to October, or at approx 12:35 pm from November to February.

      Drop off at the Outback Pioneer Hotel 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).

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

      What accommodation is included?

      Included in the cost of the package is 1 night in a Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel,
      Ayers Rock Resort.

      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.

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