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'. Transport included to start in either Alice Springs or Yulara and finish in Alice Springs.
Itinerary

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Stop At: Uluru Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes – you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. As evening begins, enjoy some tasty snacks as the sun sets over Uluru casting incredible colours.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: The perfect end to the day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group

Accommodation included: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Kings Canyon

Stop At: Uluru Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Lasseter Highway, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory Australia
Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft of the First Peoples of Australia, at the Uluru Cultural Centre.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)

Day 3: Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Stop At: Watarrka National Park, Via Luritja Road Or Via Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory Australia
The centrepiece attraction of Watarrka is undoubtedly Kings Canyon; a humungous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls hundreds of metres high. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, this site’s deep gullies and hidden rockpools provide shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a guided trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous sites – the Lost City, Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre and North and South Walls.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Enjoy and early lunch, rest, then back to Alice for farewells.
No accommodation included on this day.

Keith J 2018-04-01

The camping safari was top notch, and maybe it was that we had a good group of travelers with us. Maddy and Bek were superb guides. Bek is the queen of making grup for all of us campers. Some of us stayed in a tent me included and the more adventuresome slept under the stars in a swag. I would definitely do this trip again, but for a longer stint than three days. Maddy really took care of us when we hiked Uluru, the Olgas and Kings Canyon. The only problem that I had was getting up at 4am to start on our journeys, but it was well worth it.

Michael H 2017-09-01

Well organised and well paced tour with a reliable and responsible guide.

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.

Robert F 2017-10-26

Really great trip! We were with a group of about 20 other people, mostly couples from around Europe. The bus was right on time, and had good air conditioning for the trips between each destination. The longer trips had stops every hour or two to stretch our legs and see a photo-op and/or buy snacks at outback roadhouses. The tour guide was great, and the sights were outstanding. The food included in the tour lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast and lunch was good, and large portions, buffet style, unfortunately the flies sometimes got to things before we could go back for seconds.

One of the big highlights was having an aboriginal person show us around part of Uluru and explain a little bit about its significance to their culture in their own words.

jpiper91 2016-07-09

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

Inclusions

  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 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
  • Basix: includes twin share tent with thin camp mattress
  • Original: includes twin share tent with proper beds (linen supplied), lights and a pedestal fan.
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Watarrka National Park

Features

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

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 56 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 25 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 31 and 55 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 30 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
  • Please provide flight details at time of booking
  • Basix 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
  • Original 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 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.
  • You must have travel insurance to participate in this tour
  • The maximum passenger per tour is 24 travelling in an air-conditioned all terrain truck
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Ask us about wheelchair accessible touring
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers