Alice Springs: 2-Night Premium Uluru Adventure
- Join an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide on a walk around the base of Uluru
- Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- 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
Your first stop for the day will be a working outback camel farm, where you’ll have the chance to lope through the outback on a "ship of the desert". Kata Tjuta pops up with 36 different domes on its landscape, and you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. As evening begins, you can enjoy a glass of bubbles as the sun sets over Uluru, casting incredible colors over the rock. Afterwards, it will be time to tuck into the famous "1,000 Star Dinner", an outdoor candlelit feast of delicious food and wine.
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Kings Canyon
An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh, you can enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide. Once you’ve had lunch, you can purchase some art and craft from the First People of Australia, at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Next, 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 3.5 hours, with a total walking time of approximately 2 hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5-kilometer base walk).
Day 3: Kings Canyon rim walk
The centerpiece attraction of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon; a humongous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls hundreds of meters high. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rock pools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous sites. Together you will explore the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre, and the North and South Walls. Afterwards it will be time for lunch and some rest, before you head back to Alice Spring for farewells.
Note: Total driving time takes around 5 hours, with a total walking time of approximately 3 hours.
- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
- Transportation in an all-terrain vehicle
- 2 nights' accommodation in a permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities)
- Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park entrance ticket
- 1000-Star Dinner
- Uluru Sunset Drinks
- Uluru Cultural Centre Maruku Arts cultural experience
- Kings Canyon rim walk
- Sleeping bag (optional to buy)
- Airport transfers
Prepare for the activity
- Warm clothing
- Sun hat
• In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing
• This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature (please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing)
• On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of desert
• Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with preparation of meals and cleaning up (these are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together)