Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon

4 Days | Journey through the heart of Australia to discover First Nations culture and striking landscapes

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Spend four days in Australia’s epic Outback to marvel at some of the country’s most incredible natural wonders, discover rich First Nations culture and explore the rust-coloured landscapes at dawn and dusk. Starting in the quintessential Aussie town of Alice Springs, you’ll visit the iconic Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park (Tjoritja), Kings Canyon, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and more. Pack your hiking shoes, swimmers and special adventure shirt (you know the one), because this trip is jam-packed with outdoor activities that will show you what living in the Outback is all about.

Trip overview

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Start
Alice Springs, Australia
Finish
Alice Springs, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 15
Trip code
PZKR
This trip generates 36.55 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
  • Discover the ever-changing colours of Uluru, one of Australia’s most spiritually significant sites, as you marvel at the epic sandstone monolith at both sunrise and sunset.
  • Embark on a guided walk through Kata Tjuta (formerly known as The Olgas) – a towering collection of 36 domed rock formations – with your knowledgable local guide.
  • Learn about the importance of great Tjunba (perentie) totem that protects the Simpsons Gap from a First Nations guide during a walk through the spiritual site.
  • Enjoy a hike across the famous Kings Canyon plateau, from the sandstone domes of the 'Lost City' to the oasis of the 'Garden of Eden', walk the red rock cliffs and take in views of the palm forest below.
  • Travelling Australia’s Outback doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable tents and inconvenient amenities – on this trip, you’ll stay in comfortable hotels with all you could need, so you can focus on the gorgeous landscapes and fun activities.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Temperatures in Australia's Red Centre can be extreme, so you will need to be well prepared. Depending on the time of the year, daytime can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong year-round) so always use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures can really drop, so bring sufficient warm clothing, too as in winter, temperatures can drop below zero at night.
  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend many hours driving through very remote areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. The days can be long, but you’ll want to fit as much of this amazing place in as you can in four short days!
  • 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 your guides have other cultural commitments, in which case there will be alternative activities.
  • This trip forms part of some longer combination tours. If you would like to continue exploring Australia with us, consider booking our Best of Australia (PZKAC) trip. See our website for details. If you are looking for a camping-based trip in the Red Centre you might like our 4-day Uluru & Kings Canyon Explorer trip. Search trip code PZRC on our website.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2023 - 31 March 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights)

Activities
  • Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park - Guided Aboriginal cultural walk
  • Kings Canyon - Creek Walk
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Uluru - Uluru Sunset
  • Uluru - Kuniya Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole with Anangu guide
  • Uluru - Uluru Sunrise

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Important notes

1. The trip starts in Alice Springs with a Welcome Meeting at 6pm on Day 1 at our joining point hotel.
2. The trip finishes either in Yulara on Day 4 with a drop off at the airport at 11:30am or on arrival in Alice Springs by 6:30pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request (in Alice Springs only).
3. A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.
4. Intrepid is not able to offer post tour accommodation in Yulara. If you wish to stay longer, post tour accommodation will need to be booked directly with your preferred property.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Graeme · Traveled July 2023
A well structured and compact experience of the red centre. Be prepared for early starts. We had an excellent guide. Accommodation outside of Alice Springs was excellent.
Review submitted 20 Jul 2023

Jean · Traveled May 2023
This trip was one of the most memorable trip that my wife and I did, our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable in all aspects of the trip.
Review submitted 22 May 2023

Pierrette · Traveled May 2023
Me and my husband really enjoyed this trip, we have many pictures to reminds us of the good times we had with our guide Graeme who provides us with some excellent info throughout the trip.
Review submitted 27 May 2023
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
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EUR €1,580