3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon image
Immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a three-day tour from Alice Springs. You'll see the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), including the unforgettable sights of an Uluru sunset and sunrise, and have the opportunity to walk the rim of the magnificent Kings Canyon.
Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru
Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru aboard a luxury coach. Stop at the Camel Farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. You have the opportunity to ride a camel (own expense). While travelling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. There is time for stop at Mt Ebenezer road house for a quick break. View flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.
This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts.
In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying canapés and a complimentary glass of wine.
Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the exclusive barbecue site. You will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change).
Day 2: Uluru - Kings Canyon
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. Spend some time exploring Walpa Gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
In the early afternoon, travel by luxury coach through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach.
Day 3: Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk - Alice Springs
Join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvelous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. The rim walk takes approximately 3-hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor.
Stop at Kings Creek Station to purchase lunch (own expense) before continuing through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs.

squires 2018-11-21

This tour was so well coordinated and organized. Our hotel at Uluru was really good but the one at Kings Cross was much more rustic with even ants and lizards in the room. The side tours that we took early in the morning were all very prompt and just as advertised. A great insight into this area and we would highly recommend.

dnedelcove 2017-12-09

This tour is a great value. Everything was very well organize and on time. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The bus trip was comfortable and enjoyable. Plenty of stops for breaks and refreshment. The trips out to Uluru were great, but unfortunately we had cloudy weather both for the sunrise and sunset- so no spectacular views of the big rock. The additional walks were not too strenuous, unless you wanted them to be. Just enough of the Outback to get a good feel for what the center of Australia is all about. One suggestion is to be prepared for the flies in some areas. They get a bit chummy. You can purchase a fly net to wear over your hat just about anywhere in the Outback and that is probably a good idea depending on when you go. Also, the weather report we checked before we went said extremely hot weather, but it actually rained for a couple of the days- which if it hadn't been raining when we left Sydney wearing rain gear, could have been a little uncomfortable. We did the superior accommodations with the BBQ. Hotels were very nice, clean and comfy. The BBQ was okay, but could probably be skipped if you are doing the sunrise trip to Uluru. If you do the BBQ you end up with a very short 3-4 hour overnight for sleep as you don't get back to the hotel until after 10 and are up before dawn for the time we went in December.

Overall, very good value, extremely well organized, clean and comfy accommodations and nice and knowledgeable guides and drivers. Highly recommended!

johnaj.matthews 2017-11-02

The tour was excellent. Here is some information your future travelers. First do not worry about getting coffee or breakfast before crazy early bus pickups as the tour will soon go to a road travel stop or will provide you with free coffee and snack bars. Second do bring many large bottles of water as all the hotels sell bottled water at 3x the cost in a convenience store. Third realize that some of the timing of bus arrivals and departures are at odds with the hotel schedules: e.g. normal checking and checkout times. Ignore the checkout issue as the hotels will not care even if you are more than an hour late in checkout. The checkin can be an issue ... and is an issue the tour bus company should improve. Finally note that this is a very very busy tour. My recommendation to the bus tour company would be to offer a gentle afternoon option at Uiuru, to leave the hotels at not 2:30pm but rather 4pm with a short visit to the Uluru visitor center and the rock itself in time for the great sunset viewing party. Else have fun!

Amanda J 2017-01-26

Amazing - lots of walking but some stunning views and very knowledgable people. I will remember this experience for life and highly recommend anyone to do this. Some say 'why go to see a rock in the middle?' but we're so pleased we did.

Jairo V 2016-09-26

Although it was an intense 3 days tour, we certainly enjoyed all the activities included. The AATKings operators were good, excellent drivers and tour guides, very knowledgable and fun. Not being from Australia, we learned a lot about the culture, history and beauty of every place we visited and the aboriginal people, in a very short 5 days visit from Alice Springs to Uluru, Kings Canyon and the Olgas. Highly recommended .

Helen S 2016-08-08

This trip was absolutely fantastic - I really only booked for Uluru but Kata Tjuta and the Kings Canyon trip also included were just spectacular! As a single person I felt completely safe all the time and the drivers and guides were so friendly and informative - Thankyou especially to Tanya my driver for making this trip such a laugh. Great value for money and I totally recommend this to anyone wanting the full Uluru experience.

Janine T 2016-07-07

Very well organised! All coach drivers very pleasant and knowledgeable. An excellent introduction to Central Australia!

Peter S 2016-07-03

Great sights. An interesting landscape. Great driver - Karl - was friendly, helpful. Commentary was informative and respectful of local culture of indigenous population. Accommodation was good.

ross d 2016-08-08

Fantastic trip, great guides and drivers with heaps of local knowledge.
Cant wait to visit again.

jtk208 2017-08-25

I thought that the inclusion of Kings Canyon was not worthwhile. The distances are great and required a lot of bus riding. An extra night in Uluru Eyres Rock would have been wonderful. Not enough time there. Sails in the Desert resort was first rate. I would suggest taking trips out of Uluru and omitting Kings Canyon. The bus company is very well organized and drivers excellent but just too much time spent on bus.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Touring of Ayers Rock and The Olgas
  • Beverages
  • Sunrise viewing over Ayers Rock
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Return airport transfers
  • Aussie BBQ Dinner (if option selected)

Features

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings.
  • Children must share a room with 2 or more adults, and utilize existing bedding
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Passengers requiring special assistance, must provide written notice to allow for appropriate planning. Requests for disabled rooms will be passed on to hotels, but cannot be guaranteed.