Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure

4 Days | Go on an Outback adventure to explore some of Australia’s most significant sites

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Take a deep dive into the sacred heart of Australia’s Red Centre, experiencing magnificent sunrises and sunsets, fascinating landscapes and incredible culture across four action-packed days. Strengthen your connection to the history and culture of this ancient landscape with a guided First Nations experience where you’ll learn about traditional bush tucker, bush medicine and dot painting artwork. Then, walk through the towering domed rock formations of Kata Tjuta. Finish by marvelling at Uluru at sunset and learning about the importance of the area to Australia’s Anangu people.

Trip overview

Map of Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure including Australia
Start
Alice Springs, Australia
Finish
Alice Springs, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
PZRC
This trip generates 11 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Admire the ever-changing colours of Uluru, one of Australia’s most spiritually significant sites, as you view the epic sandstone monolith at both sunrise and sunset.
  • Enjoy a special Aboriginal cultural experience where you’ll learn about traditional bush tucker (including witchetty grubs), bush medicine and the art of dot painting.
  • Explore Kings Canyon by foot and soak up the breath-taking scenery of soaring red cliffs, sandstone domes and tranquil gardens. Then, wind through two of Kata Tjuta’s towering domed rock formations on the Walpa Gorge Walk with your leader.
  • Take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole to see more of the incredible landscape and learn about its importance to the Anangu people.
  • Deepen your connection to Country during a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Your accommodation on this trip is at private semi-permanent tented campsites. However, this isn't the most basic camping experience, as you'll have stretcher beds to sleep on. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Alternatively you can hire a sleeping bag at an additional cost. Please ask your booking agent to request a sleeping bag for you if you like to take advantage of this option. Please note that facilities are shared with other nearby campsites, including toilets and shower blocks, which are a short walk from where we camp.
  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop (in winter temperatures can be below zero at night!) so make sure you check the forecast and have a suitable sleeping bag and warm clothes for the climate.
  • This trip involves some early mornings and on some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The days can be long, but we want to fit as much of this amazing place in as we can in 4 short days!
  • As this is a camping trip, we rely on group participation to give everyone the best experience. You won't need to pitch your own tents as these are semi-permanent at our campsite, but you will need to help with loading and unloading our bus and with the preparation of meals and cleaning up. When everyone lends a hand, everything is much more enjoyable!
  • As sunrise and sunset times as well as weather conditions vary throughout the year, the order of activities may change to ensure you have the best experience possible. On occasion, the First Nations experiences may not be available should our guides have other cultural commitments, in which case we will include alternative activities. 
  • If you’re looking for a longer, non-camping trip in the Red Centre, you might like to consider the 6-day Red Centre & Uluru Adventure. Search trip code PZSR on our website. Alternatively, if it is even more comfort you are after, search for Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon (PZKR) or Premium Red Centre (POPR).

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Semi-permanent tents with shared facilities (3 nights) in winter, or cabins (shared facilities) in summer. Please see the accommodation section in the Essential Trip Information document for more information.

Activities
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Outback BBQ & Grill Restaurant Dinner
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Sunset Viewing
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Watarrka National Park - Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience (except Nov-Jan)
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru Sunset Viewing
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru Sunrise Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Kuniya Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Cultural Centre

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Important notes

START POINT LOCATION & TIME
This trip starts in Alice Springs with a pick-up on day 1 at 8:00 am. It is very important that you are on time as we will be departing for Kings Canyon right away and are unable to delay our departure. We recommend you arrive a day prior to your trip.

END POINT LOCATION & TIME
You have the option of finishing your trip either at Yulara Resort (approx 12pm), at Ayers Rock Airport (approx 12:30pm) or back in Alice Springs (approx 6:30pm). Please note that if your flight from Yulara (Ayers Rock Airport) departs before 1pm you will need to miss today's activities and make your own way to the airport via the free Resort shuttle bus. 

CAMPING
Throughout the cooler months (February to mid-November) our accommodation on this trip is at private semi-permanent tented campsites. However, this isn't the most basic camping experience, as you'll have stretcher beds to sleep on. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Pillows are provided. Alternatively you can hire a sleeping bag at an additional cost. Please ask your booking agent to request a sleeping bag for you if you like to take advantage of this option. Please note that facilities are shared with other nearby campsites, including toilets and shower blocks, which are a short walk from where we camp.

SUMMER DEPARTURES
Departures from 15th November to the end of January will be accommodated in twin-share cabins/rooms instead of tents. Bedding in the cabins in provided and bathroom facilities are shared.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a tent on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that all tents have single beds. No double beds are available.

LONG TRAVELLING DAYS & EARLY MORNINGS
This trip involves some early mornings and long travelling days. Please see the daily itinerary for more information. Take into consideration the weather when you are thinking of travelling and ensure you and your family are well hydrated in the desert heat.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 21 reviews submitted.
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Diane · Traveled June 2024
This trip provided a wonderful introduction to the Red Centre, including Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuṯa as well as Uluru. Our guide was happy to ashush the itinerary to give us the best experience, too. Exceeded my expectations.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Veronica · Traveled May 2024
Do not trust this organisation to book rooms for you or rent a sleeping bag from them. They can’t reliably do either. The food will be basic or self provided. Very frustrating to deal with them before the trip. The trip itself was average. Read the lines and between the lines in all their small print. The on line customer service is of very limited value and in my experience , downright misleading. The phone customer service is highly variable in standard, but essentially, operatives don’t give a stuff what you think about their ability to provide a service… they’re very quick to take your money though! I’ll never use this bunch of charlatans again and recommend you take your custom elsewhere.
Review submitted 25 May 2024

Liette · Traveled May 2024
Visite guidée excellente. Les guides connaissent leur sujet et le partage bien. Repas laisse à désirer et 50% ne sont pas inclus. Le prix est élevé du fait que les repas ne sont pas inclus et que nous faisons du camping. Recommande quand même le voyage.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

MADELINE · Traveled May 2024
An amazing experience having never been before, and Maurice was such a great tour guide who went above and beyond. His knowledge and passion are commendable and I have wonderful memories that I will cherish.
Review submitted 11 May 2024

Elin · Traveled April 2024
Nature is beautiful and the tour covers this beauty, BUT the tour is really overpriced. We paid 900 CHF ~ 1500 AUD Sleeping bags NOT included, food over 50% of the time on own expense, lunch was included 2 times, both times it were wraps we had to make ourselfs. All of that would be no problem if the price wasn't that high!
Review submitted 02 May 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
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