Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon

5 Days | Journey through the heart of Australia to discover First Nations culture, striking landscapes and plenty of adventure

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Spend five days in Australia’s epic Outback to marvel at some of the country’s most incredible natural wonders, discover rich aboriginal culture and explore the rust-coloured landscapes at dawn and dusk. Starting in the quintessential 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

Map of Best Of Uluru & Kings Canyon including Australia
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 12
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 local guide.
  • Learn about bush tucker food (including the Witchetty Grub), bush medicine and the history of dot painting from First Nations guides during a special Aboriginal cultural experience.
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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, so bring base layers and warm clothing, including to sleep in. In the middle of winter temperatures can drop well below zero at night, so you may want to consider bringing an additional sleeping bag to keep warm at night.
  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend many hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.
  • Please note, due to varying sunset times throughout the year, the order of activities within this trip may vary to ensure you get the best experience possible. Your leader will ensure all activities are covered across the 5 days.
  • If you are looking for a shorter, camping-based trip in the Red Centre, you might like to consider our 3-day Uluru & Kings Canyon or 4-day Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure trips. Search trip codes PZRU & PZRC on our website.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

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Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Resort (1 night)

Activities
  • Tjoritja-West Macdonnell National Park - Ormiston Gorge
  • Tjoritja-West Macdonnell National Park - Simpsons Gap
  • Tjoritja-West Macdonnell National Park - Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Alice Springs - Old Telegraph Station
  • Alice Springs - Anzac Hill
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Outback BBQ & Grill Restaurant Dinner
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Karkke Cultural Experience (April to October only)
  • Uluru - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park pass
  • Uluru - Uluru Sunset
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Watarrka National Park - Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Uluru - Uluru Sunrise

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Important notes

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.

START POINT LOCATION & TIME
This trip starts in Alice Springs with a group meeting on day 1 at 6:00pm.

END POINT LOCATION & TIME
For those flying out of Yulara's Airport or extending their stay in Yulara, we’ll do a drop-off at the airport at 11:30am on the last day (in time for flights departing after 12:30pm) and then return to the resort at approximately 12pm. If your flight leaves before 12:30pm please note that you will miss out on this morning's activities. We recommend you stay an additional night in Yulara. Alternatively continue to Alice Springs from here (no additional cost), with an arrival back in town at around 6:30pm. Please consider these times when booking onward transportation or flights from Yulara or Alice Springs

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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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GBP £1,186