Travel across the sunburnt Australian outback to Uluru and Watarrka

This 3 Day Uluru (Ayres Rock) Adventure is the perfect short trip for those wanting to experience icons of the Australian Outback in a narrow time frame. Witnessing the ancient monolith Uluru bathed in both early morning and late afternoon light is a sight that will never be forgotten. Likewise, the towering facade of Kings Canyon, and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) will leave impressions upon your memory forever.

Alice Springs, Australia
Alice Springs, Australia
Explorer, Short Breaks, Walking & Trekking
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 1 Max 24
Carbon offset
140kg pp per trip


  • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand
  • 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 amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon
  • Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal communities on guided nature walks - exclusive to Intrepid


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Starting in Alice Springs, set off to experience a working camel farm, perhaps even enjoying a ride. Make our way to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Domes of Kata Tjuta. We then head to Australia's most iconic landmark - Uluru (Ayres Rock). As the sun begins to set below the horizon, take a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a famous 1,000 star dinner. With the red earth at your feet and an infinite sprawl of stars overhead, sit down to a candlelit spread of locally sourced food and wines.
An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala Aboriginal people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some Indigenous 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.

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. (BL)

Special Information
Flights must be booked to depart Alice Springs the day after the trip finishes.
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2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Private vehicle
Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
  • 1000 Star Dinner
  • Mala cultural interpretative walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk


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Important notes

1. This trip is available in Original and Basix styles.
2. You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1; see tour code PAR3Y-B or PAR3Y-O.
3. The Basix trip requires a sleeping bag, the Original trip has bedding included.
4. Trip commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 6:00am and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6pm. Onward travel is to be booked the following day.

Trip notes

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Our 3 Day Uluru Adventure (Basix) trips score an average of 3.88 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.

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