3 Day Uluru Tour

    This three-day Uluru adventure trip experience features private campsites . Travel in an air-conditioned minibus and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your experienced guide. Hike, and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

    Have an Australian adventure to remember with our most popular 3 day Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta small group tour.

    Hike, climb and explore Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon on this Red Centre tour to remember – a truly unique way to travel Australia. Day one and you will road trip straight into the outback from Alice Springs or we can pick you up at Yulara airport (Ayers Rock airport) Spend the day taking the base walk around Uluru, getting up close and personal to this geological and cultural wonder of Australia. The first night you will spend under the outback stars within viewing distance of Ayers Rock (Uluru). Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you through the outback and experience the famous sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock).

    The next morning its up early for your sunrise selfie! Seeing the sunrise up over a sacred site like Uluru is a once in a lifetime breathtaking moment. Today you will hike Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds walk, before driving onwards to Kings Canyon. Day 3 you will hike and explore Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park) Walk along the red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below.

    The best 3 day Uluru tour aimed at adventure travellers who want to visit Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta. Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. This 3 day Uluru trip is perfect for travellers from all over the world, people travelling by themselves, couples and groups.

    This 3-day small-group tour is your chance to meet the outback on your own terms. No set itinerary, no rushing around to pre-established timeframes – just you, your small group, and a well-versed local leader exploring the Red Centre at your own pace. Get to all the big-name attractions – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon.

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      Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru

      This afternoon we set out to boulder-strewn landscape of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Wandering through the site’s gullies and crevices, you’ll learn a little about the area’s geological and ecological significance from your guide. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars.

      Today, driving time is approximately one hour. Walking is approximately one hour.

      • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
      Included Activities
      • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
      Meals Included
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Day 2: Uluru Sunrise

      An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala Aboriginal people. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land which will give you an exclusive insight to the meaning behind Anangu art and traditional culture. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.

      Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 hours if you do the full 8.5km / 5.3mi base walk.)

      • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
      Included Activities
      • Uluru Cultural Centre
      • Maruku Arts cultural experience
      Meals Included
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Day 3: Kings Canyon

      After breakfast, get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon, as you trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, before you make your way back to Alice Springs. On arrival, you’re free to leave and carry on your travels.

      Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.

      Included Activities

      • Kings Canyon Rim Walk

      Meals Included

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      • Guided walk around the base of Uluru
      • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru
      • Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback
      • Hike through natural amphitheaters, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon
      • Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local First Nations communities on guided nature walks
      • Maruku Arts cultural experience

      Essential things to pack

      • 3L Refillable water bottle,
      • hat,
      • sunglasses & sunscreen,
      • towel & toiletries,
      • bathers or swimwear,
      • comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes),
      • all-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night),
      • 15kg overnight bag & small day pack,
      • insect repellent,
      • mosquito or fly net (summer months),
      • flashlight,
      • headlamp or torch,
      • bring your own sleep bag (optional – if staying in a swag),
      • recharge power bank (limited access to power to charge phone or cameras),
      • money for snack and meals,
      • camera.

      Important Booking Info

      • For the more adventurous traveler, we have the traditional outback camping experience. Guests will enjoy sleeping under the stars in a canvas-covered bedroll, known as an “Australian Swag”
      • Travellers on this Uluru toursare required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
        Trip commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6:05am and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6pm. Onward travel should be booked the following day.
      • This  trip requires a sleeping bag. Bring your own or $50 local payment.
      • For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 3 litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.
      • If you want to cut out the long drive between Alice Springs and Yulara, you can join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1. Ask us for more details.
      What time will my pick up be at Ayers Rock?

      WINTER SCHEDULE – No lunch included (1st April 2022 – 7th October 2022) Pick up between 1.45-2.15pm from Desert Gardens, Outback Pioneer and Airport. Please advise flight details at time of booking and we will advise the best pick-up location for you.
      Please do not book any flights arriving after 2.00 pm as you will not be able to join trip. It is essential you advise us of your flight times.

      SUMMER SCHEDULE – Lunch included (9th October 2022 – 6th April 2023) Pick up between 1-1.30pm from Desert Gardens, Outback Pioneer and Airport. Please advise flight details at time of booking and we will advise the best pick up location for you.
      Please do not book any flights arriving after 1.15pm as you will not be able to join trip. It is essential you advise us of your flight times.

      Where does the tour finish?

      This tour finishes on arrival in Alice Springs at around 6pm. Finishing times may be earlier during the summer months. Please take this into consideration when booking any onward travel out of Alice Springs. We cannot guarantee arriving in time to board the Ghan or any flight on this day. You will need to book an extra night of accommodation to extend your stay here, please contact our sales staff if you would like to arrange accommodation in Alice Springs after your tour.

      Do you cater for dietary needs?

      On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

      Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

      All food for this trip is purchased and packed prior to your group leaving on day one. After we’ve left town it can be very difficult to source special dietary requests.

      Travellers with special dietary requirements or food allergies are required to advise us at the time of booking.
      You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements. Due to the often remote nature of our trips, food is basic but plentiful and delicious.

      The below dietary needs can be easily catered for.

      Gluten Free
      Dairy Free (soy available )
      Pork Free

      Please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from the above.

      * Religious and more specific dietary requirements are generally unable to be catered for on these trips.

      NOTE: For those passengers commencing their trip in Yulara, lunch will not be provided on day one.

      How hot will it be at Uluru?

      Central Australia, which includes Alice Springs and the Uluru/Kata-Tjuta region, has a semi-arid climate. The area experiences Australia’s four typical seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring, with large variations in temperature from season to season.

      In summer (December–February), average temperatures range between 20C (68F) and 35C (95F). In winter (June–August), the average temperature range is 3–20C (37–68F). Spring and autumn in Central Australia see warm days and cool evenings.

      Temperatures in Central Australia can be extreme and can drop below 0C (32F) overnight in winter, and rise above 40C (104F) in summer.

      Please check the weather conditions in the days leading up to your trip.

      Please note that some of our planned activities are contingent on seasonal conditions. We will arrange alternative activities if this is the case. This is a flexible itinerary and may be altered to allow for better times to view certain inclusions depending on sunset/sunrise and weather conditions.


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