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Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Take a deep dive into the sacred heart of Australia’s Red Centre and experience magnificent sunrises and sunsets, fascinating landscapes and incredible culture across four action-packed days. Learn about the history and culture of this ancient landscape with a special guided Aboriginal cultural experience where you’ll discover traditional bush tucker, bush medicine and dot painting artwork. You’ll marvel at Uluru at sunset, one of Australia’s most sacred sites, and learn about the importance of the area to Australia’s Anangu people. Then, walk through the towering domed rock formations of Kata Tjuta and spot native wildlife like Mala wallabies and Red kangaroos. Fully immerse yourself in the splendour of this place and return home with a total sense of awe after just four days here.

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 14.31 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
  • See the best of Australia’s Red Centre in just four action-packed days.
  • 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.
  • Marvel at 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.
  • 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 the Kata Tjuta’s towering domed rock formations on the Walpa Gorge Walk with your leader.
  • Enjoy the Kuniya Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole to see more of the incredible landscape and its connection to the Anangu people.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Country Needs People. Donations help them support Indigenous land and sea management in Australia. Intrepid will double your impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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.
  • 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 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

Map of Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Semi-permanent tents with shared facilities (3 nights)

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
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. 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.

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
This trip involves 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.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Cara · Traveled September 2023
An insightful, educational trip which shows you the sights of Kings Canyon, the Olga’s and Uluru at a gentle and enjoyable pace
Review submitted 08 Oct 2023

Stuart · Traveled September 2023
What a fantastic experience. I would Highly recommend the red centre trip with Intrepid. It’s a really magical trip into the history and culture of the area along with some exciting hikes through canyons and gorges. I miss it already.
Review submitted 07 Oct 2023

Renee · Traveled September 2023
A great way to see the Red Centre! Ticks off everything you need to see. Our leader Scott was extremely knowlegable and accommodating and the camping set up was great. Would highly recommend.
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023

Leon · Traveled August 2023
Alex from Intrepid provided us with a well-rounded experince over the four days exploring the major environmental features and aboriginal lore in central Australia.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Samantha · Traveled August 2023
This was a trip of a lifetime. Well organised, well executed and would recommend to anyone who wants to see the Red Centre with a knowledgable, top notch guide!
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
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