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  1. Australia
  2. Northern Territory
  3. Alice Springs
  4. Kings Canyon, Australia

Alice Springs to Uluru: 3-Day Red Centre Tented Camping Tour

Product ID: 68816
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A perfect short trip to experience the outback's icons in a narrow time frame. Enjoy tented camping, embark on epic walks of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Delight in Uluru's sunset views as you eat dinner and sit around campfires under the stars.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Pick-up is possible at locations other than the meeting point indicated, on prior arrangement.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta and hike through rocky chasms at Kings Canyon
  • Gaze at sacred Uluru at sunset with sparking wine and walk some of it’s base
  • Dine under the stars, camp at privately-owned sites on the red earth of the Australian outback
  • Learn the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal communities
  • Travel across the Australian Outback in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
Full description
Experience the dramatic scenery of the Australian outback on a 3-day camping tour of Uluru and Kings Canyon. Learn more about why the land is considered sacred to the indigenous people and how it relates to their creation myths. Discover a landscape of breathtaking drama, including the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta.

Depart on the 6-hour journey to Uluru. See the outback open up before your eyes as the sky changes color: an array of pinks and blues. Stop at the Camel Farm after 1 hour (camel ride optional), then Erldunda after another hour for a barista coffee at your own expense and the best bacon and egg toastie around. Spot Uluru for the 1st time in the distance- you won’t believe how big it is in real life! Enter our private campsite for the first time and enjoy a hearty lunch as you learn the names of your fellow travelers. A quick walk up to the lookout provides the first Uluru photo opportunity. On the way to Kata Tjuta, your guide will explain the cultural significance of this sacred place to Aboriginal People. The majestic domes are larger than life! Embark on the short, guided Walpa Gorge walk. Then, travel to the sunset viewing platform and watch the sunset over the majestic Uluru with a glass of sparkling wine in hand and a delicious antipasto platter of meats, cheeses, chips and crackers etc. Tonight you can enjoy a magical dinner under the star-filled night sky of the outback. Aussie meats include Kangaroo, with vegetables and salads paired with wines. Enjoy dessert as you spot various constellations with the help of your guides.

Day 2 — Rise early today: the sun waits for no-one! Sunrise is the most magical time to see Uluru. Watch the colors of the sky and of Uluru itself change dramatically in the blink of an eye. Explore the base, unguided, at your own pace for a few kilometers and your guide will meet you, armed with biscuits and sliced fruit. Learn about the Uluru’s cultural significance on an interpretative walk with an indigenous guide. The Anangu’s ancestral beings - known as the “Mala” - settled here after being chased to the region by an evil dog-like creature called “Kurpany.” The cultural center also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Return back to the campsite for a quick lunch before departing to the King’s Canyon bush camp. Pass Curtin Springs Cattle Station and visit the Mount Conner lookout and famous salt lakes on the way. The road gets a little bumpy as we ‘go bush’ at your new camp near King’s Canyon. Explore your new campsite, watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy a little free time whilst your guides start the fire. Enjoy a delicious, last dinner together paired with wine and dessert. You may even get to roast marshmallows by the fire.

Day 3 — Enjoy a hot breakfast this morning of eggs with toast, coffee tea etc before putting on your hiking shoes and going to the impressive rock formations of Kings Canyon. Discover the sheer, breathtaking beauty of the canyon as you trek 6 kilometers through landscapes with names such as the “Amphitheater” and “Lost City.” (Walk is classified as modified to difficult and begins with 500 steps). See 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 for the end of the tour. Please note that the trip ends at approximately 6:00 PM. Any onward travel should be booked for the following day.
Includes
  • 2 breakfasts (1 hot), 3 lunches (eg. Burgers/burritos) and 2 dinners (eg. Curry and BBQ)
  • Enjoy wine to accompany dinner (approx 2 glasses per person)
  • Uluru Sunset experience with sparkling wine and antipasto plate (cheese, crackers, cold meats etc)
  • Transportation by all-terrain vehicle
  • 2 night’s accommodation in a permanent tented camp (shared facilities).
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park fee
  • Dinner under the starry sky
What’s Not Included
  • Extra meals, snacks and alcohol
  • Optional activities
  • Sleeping bags and pillow

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

YHA Alice Springs departing 6 AM Corner Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace Alice Springs

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travelers and should be taken out at the time of booking. It is recommended that Australian citizens take out domestic travel insurance that covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
• Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% discount. Please advise at time of booking
• A strict luggage limit of 15 kilograms applies. Please limit your luggage to 1 small to medium size soft bag or backpack and a small daypack that can be carried inside the vehicle
• Itineraries may vary and/or attractions substituted for any reason, including seasonal conditions, weather extremes and traditional owner/national park requirements
• Where an Aboriginal guide is unavailable the tour operator's guide will lead the cultural walk
• You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1
• Sleeping bag required for all passengers, you can bring your own or purchase from the local operator prior to arrival
Organized by

Adventure Tours Australia

Product ID: 68816