3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari image
See the best of the Red Centre on a three-day camping safari from Alice Springs. Discover the heart and soul of this rugged country, with Dreamtime legends, panoramic landscapes and stunning natural beauty. See Uluru (Ayers Rock) change color in the sunrise, be awed by the grandeur Kings Canyon and marvel at the round domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), as you camp out for a true outback experience. Enjoy meals and camping accommodations with a 'Basix' option or upgrade 'Original'. Round-trip transport included from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock.
Book the 'Basix' option, which includes a permanent twin-share tent with thin camp mattresses, nearby bathroom facilities and freshly prepared meals. Participants assist with food preparation, dishwashing, firewood collection, and tidying the campsite, and bring their own sleeping bag and towels. (You can rent a sleeping bag from the tour operator; a swag (bedroll) is also available for those wishing to sleep under the stars.)

Select the 'Original' upgrade and enjoy comfortable accommodations in a twin-share or solo tent with proper beds (linens supplied), lights and a pedestal fan. Shared bathroom facilities with hot water are available nearby. Relax while meals are prepared for you, and enjoy freshly brewed coffee with breakfast and local Australian wines with dinner.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details of your 3-day tour of Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park).

Oliver H 2017-03-25

We did this 3-day tour in Australia's Red Centre in mid-March. We were very pleased with the entire experience. The tour guide, Kelly and the person responsible for the camp and meals, Matt took care of us very well throughout the entire tour. We were picked up on-time in a very comfortable, air-conditioned mini-bus. In a timely manner, we were brought to all of the sights indicated in the tour description. We chose the Safari option, which included accommodations in a permanent tent on beds and linens with pillows and towels provided. You need to bring your own soap and shampoo, which we brought from a previous hotel stay.
The early morning walk around Uluru was perhaps the most amazing of experiences with a 2 hour walk around the rock. Kelly was very knowledgeable and was able to give us detailed descriptions of what we were seeing and looked after our safety. Matt was an excellent cook and provided us with ample nourishment.
As a couple traveling, we would very highly recommend this tour and tour company.

Kerry M 2017-03-17

Great tour, pick up from Ayres rock airport was easy, went straight for lunch at the camp which was tasty. Afternoon trip to Kata Tjuta which was wonderful, however it was a bit too hot for me but that's cause I'm Scottish. The tour size was small, there were only 8 of us, which was a nice size. The coach was a new acquisition and the air conditioning could've been better. It was also rather dusty at the back of the bus but these are minor issues. Sunset at Uluru with bubbly and nibbles was lovely. The sunrise walk around Uluru was amazing, such a glorious place. After lunch we travelled to King's Canyon, it was a long drive but it gives you a chance to sleep after the early start. We had the opportunity to go for a swim on arrival at camp which was nice. Both camps were well set up, comfortable beds, clean linen and towels were provided. There was also a fan and a power socket. King's Canyon sunrise walk was wonderful, so beautiful. Chief our tour guide was great, very informative and helpful. Max our host was fun, a great cook and looked after us very well. Highly recommend.

Lorraine K 2017-02-11

My brother and I did this trip in November and it was amazing. The Australian Outback was on my bucket list for the longest time and I finally got to do it. The trip itself was booked pretty last minute through Viator. On the morning of the trip departure from Alice Springs there was some confusion as to what tour bus we were to get on. Viator had not given us the name of the tour so we were left behind at the hotel until the tour guide came back for us. We had no idea we were joining Intrepid / Adventure Tours Australia. Thankfully my brother and I are pretty easy going so we never panicked. From the get go, our tour guide Joey was really great. He gave us the history and background to the highways and all we had to do was sit back and listen.
Our group was 22 people in total from Europe. The long drive to and around Uluru was broken up by frequent stops. Our campites and the food provided was at a high standard. They even cater for people with food allergies.
Uluru, Olgas and Kings Canyon are spectacular and have to be visited to be believed. I do recommend having a fly net as the bugs can be annoying. The mornings are early and they are so worth it for the sunrises.
I have amazing memories from this trip that will last a lifetime!!

Terry A L 2016-12-06

Olgas, Uluru, Kings Canyon - all fantastic. Lived here 36 years and always meant to visit. It was so much more than I expected. The country is stunning. The trip was great and packed a lot into three days. Our tour guide, Justin, is a young man full of enthusiasm for his job and really made the trip. I'd definitely recommend the trip.

patty6289 2016-11-22

Excellent 3 days. Great guide!

Patricia H 2016-10-16

We had a great guide Cardy who was very knowledgeable about Aboriginal sites, information and sensitivities. Great woman at the campsites cooked really good meals for us. Loved the tents. Got fantastic photos of the Olgas and Uluru.

Karen Y 2016-03-31

Really enjoyed this tour. This was one of the highlights of my Aus. travel. The air conditioned coach was newer than most similar tour buses and comfortable which was just great because it's extremely hot in the outback. The driver/guide was very affable and knowledgeable and passengers were an international mix from UK, Germany, S.Africa, Norway, S.Korea and all got on very well. The camping is really glamping with proper beds however, If you wanted to sleep under the stars I think that could be accommodated. The early mornings start at 4.30-5.00am because it is the coolest time of the day to start the hikes around Uluru and Kings Canyon. If you do not feel up to long walks there are options to take the shorter routes so the trip does cater for all fitness types. All good, thanks

Anna W 2015-09-07

A fabulous tour and definitely a highlight of our whole trip to Australia! Ross was a great tour leader, he took everything at a great pace, patient and was extremely knowledgeable. I love that he has only just started this job and it definitely was the right career change! A huge thank you to him.

It would be good to have clearer instructions in advance from Viator about baggage limitations especially if you are joining the tour in Ayres Rock and therefore travelling with a lot of luggage and no where to store it apart from on the bus. It seems to be very strict but after contacting the ground handler directly, this wasn't a problem and we were allowed our 2 large suitcases.

Cecilie S 2015-06-15

Fantastic tour - excellent guide, excellent sites, great group, everything very good

jpiper91 2016-07-09

The bus was quite uncomfortable, but the sites and food were great!

Inclusions

  • Touring of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
  • Pickup from Alice Springs Hotels, Desert Gardens Hotel (Ayers Rock Resort) or Ayers Rock Airport.
  • Local guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Explorer: includes twin share tent with thin camp mattress
  • Safari: includes twin share tent with proper beds (linen supplied), lights and a pedestal fan.
  • Base walk at Uluru
  • Sunrise at Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Canyon rim walk
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Features

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 14 and 28 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 55 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 7 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 70 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 85 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
  • Ayers Rock Airport pickup information from October 4, 2015 to April 2, 2016:
    Qantas (QF1851) at 9:40/9:50am
    Please take the free shuttle to Desert Gardens hotel, Ayers Rock Resort and wait outside for pickup at 1:10pm

    Jetstar (JQ664) at 11:20am
    Please take the free shuttle to Desert Gardens hotel, Ayers Rock Resort and wait outside for pickup at 1:10pm

    Virgin (VA1627) at 12:15pm
    You will be collected from Ayers Rock airport at 1pm. Please collect your bags and wait outside for your tour bus to arrive.

    Jetstar (JQ660) at 12:35/12:40pm
    You will be collected from Ayers Rock airport at 1pm. Please collect your bags and wait outside for your tour bus to arrive.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Explorer option: tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex. Sleeping bags are not included (available for purchase from local operator). Swag (Aussie bedroll) is available for those wishing to sleep under the stars
  • PLEASE NOTE: Safari option: tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex unless sole tent option is chosen during the booking process.
  • Note: Anangu, Uluru's traditional owners, would prefer that visitors choose not to climb Uluru. Furthermore, the climb may be closed without notice due to weather or cultural reasons.
  • Luggage must not exceed 15kg per person
  • Campsites have hot/cold running water, toilets and showers close by. Full bed linen and a towel is provided on Safari/Original option
  • This is a participation tour. You may be required to assist with preparing lunches, cleaning dishes and collecting firewood. A host will be based at each campsite to prepare dinner/breakfast.
  • Health, Fitness and Medical: Some tours operate in remote areas and include some hiking through rugged terrain. Passengers should be of reasonable health and fitness and carry all required medication. Please list any prior medical conditions in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • You must have travel insurance to participate in this tour
  • Please provide all your passport details at time of booking