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From Alice Springs: 3-Day Red Center Camping Safari to Uluru

Product ID: 25474
Delve deep into the red rock desert of Uluru on this 3-day hiking and camping adventure from Alice Springs. Take in the gorgeous sunrise, sleep under the stars, and hike through the Valley of the Winds, led by a professional guide and in small groups.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
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Experience

Highlights
  • Sleep under the stars in remote campsites in the central Australian outback
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus from Alice Springs (Ayers Rock Airport pickup also available on request)
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive adventure tour led by a professional guide with meals included
  • Marvel at the Uluru sunrise
  • Explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Hike the rim walk at Kings Canyon
Full description
Calling all adventurers! Led by a fun and friendly professional guide, travel by air-conditioned minibus into the sublime wilderness of the central Australian outback. Meet like-minded travelers from all over the world, and hike, climb, and explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon.

Camp in the red rocked desert, make dinner on a campfire, and sleep under the southern stars. Peruse Aboriginal arts and crafts, take in the gorgeous Uluru sunrise, and hike through the atmospheric Valley of the Winds.

This all-inclusive tour is a great way to fulfill your sense of adventure without the normal stresses of touring in a foreign country. With such details as meals, transportation, and camping equipment already organized and included, you can really get into adventure mode and have fun on this trip from Alice Springs.

Day 1 (L, D)
After being collected from your accommodation in Alice Springs, head out towards the remote outback of central Australia. 

After arriving at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the guide will collect those joining the group at Yulara Airport, and then lead you on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. The Cultural Center is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colors of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, cooked over the open fire, relax with some campfire stories and star gazing at the private campsite, then it’s time for a good night’s rest for another active day tomorrow.

Day 2 (B, L, D)
Wake up early to experience a mesmerizing Uluru sunrise, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Afterwards take a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), to explore its 36 domes. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walks through creek beds, domes, and the beautiful wilderness.

After lunch travel to Kings Creek Station to camp out for the night on a working cattle station.

Day 3 (B, L)
In the morning enter the Watarrka National Park, home to a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces soaring over 100 meters above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6 kilometer walk and you will visit the Amphitheater, Lost City, and tranquil Garden of Eden. After your final meal together, begin your journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned minibus transportation
  • All meals
  • Camping equipment and fees (tents excluded)
  • Reference books
  • Pillow
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • National Park entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired for $30 AUS)
  • Field of Light (optional extra)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The minibus departs from Alice Springs at 06:00, Outback Pioneer at 13:10, and Ayers Rock Airport at 13:30.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Please bring a torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 liters), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $30 AUS), toiletries, swimwear, towel, camera, and comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days
• For passengers joining at Uluru, lunch is not included
• Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics, and accessibility
• Safari is recommended for persons aged 18-40, and is not suitable for children
• Field of Light is an optional extra on night 1. Pre-booking prior is strongly recommend on arrival as spaces are limited and sell out quickly. The cost is $42 per adult and $30 per child payable directly to the local tour operator upon booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great trip with a lot of adventure feeling

The trip overall was really great. Some of the program points deviated from the description of the organizer, but that was no longer tragic. Our guide was excellent and made the trip a hit. The camps were ok, just not as remote as expected. Cleanliness, bus, food - everything in the frame.

September 24, 2018

More than just "Ayers Rock" and moving around. An unforgettable outback tour.

A tour that makes you think. You can see the beauty of nature and get to know the culture of the Aborigines. When you stand at Uluru, you show respect for this culture not to climb its sacred sites and you also understand why it is inappropriate to use valuable water holes as a pool in the desert. This also includes sleeping in the swag under the open sky and cooking with a campfire. The extra portion "Back to nature" - romantic but it also shows how well we are doing.

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September 23, 2013

All I expected. Our leader Guy was casual Like s kangaroo and knowledg

Our leader and driver was knowledgeable in all respects, good for him. Loop

February 15, 2019

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Wayoutback Australian Safaris

Product ID: 25474