Overnight Uluru (Ayers Rock) Small-Group Camping Tour image
Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, and sleep under the stars on this two-day outback bush camping tour, ideal if your time in the Red Center is limited. Take a guided base walk around Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and hear stories from Aboriginal folklore. Bed down for the night in an outback bush camp, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru (L, D)
After being picked up in Alice Springs or at Ayers Rock Airport, travel through the Red Center (known as the heart of the country, where the landscape is vast and earth is deep red in color) to the base of Uluru for an interpretive walk at this iconic outback landmark. Lunch is included for passengers departing from Alice Springs only. The tour will commence after lunch (own expense) for those joining at Ayers Rock Airport or Outback Pioneer Hotel.

While walking around the base with your guide, hear how Uluru is a sacred site for the local Anangu people, and why climbing the rock is considered disrespectful to their ancient traditions. You have the option to climb Uluru, but this is discouraged by the Anangu people.

Hear more about the Aboriginal Dreamtime (folklore) stories connected to Uluru at the Cultural Centre, then settle back to watch the amazing sight of Uluru at sunset. The changing light casts an array of colors on the rock, heightening the monolith’s crevices and undulations as the sun drops beneath the horizon.

After dinner cooked and eaten around the campfire at your private campsite, sleep under the stars in a traditional swag -- the outback term for a bedroll, which contains a mattress, sheet and pillow for a comfortable night's sleep!

Day 2: Uluru - Kata Tjuta (B)
You’ll be woken early to catch the stunning sight of Uluru at sunrise. After breakfast at the campsite, travel to Kata Tjuta to take a guided walk around its many sandstone domes. With your guide, walk through the Valley of the Winds, follow dried creek beds and experience the outback’s poetic sense of isolated wilderness.

After your walk around Kata Tjuta, travel to the Outback Pioneer Hotel at Uluru, or the Ayers Rock airport where your two-day outback tour ends.

Nicholas B 2016-09-03

Everything you need @ Uluru!

We got to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta during the tours. Both were impressive to see up close, Uluru is massive, and Kata-Tjuta had a lot of different terrain to climb/hike through and see. Tour Guide Annabelle was very knowledgeable about the history, geology, flora/fauna, with a number of great stories. Food was good, nothing special but you're camping. Tents were solid along with the cots or you could sleep outside in a SWAG!. Sunrise/sunset views are contingent on weather but you're in the best spot to see them. All around ticks the boxes!

Matthew H 2016-08-25

We had a great time. We felt like we learned a lot about the culture surrounding Uluru. Got to walk around a lot, watch the sunset and sunrise. We also enjoyed sleeping in the swags and enjoying the stars. Food was great, bathroom facilities were great as well. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend to others. We only wish we could have stayed longer and done the longer tour.

Melissa K 2015-08-25

Great small group tour if you're short on time and want to camp! I highly recommend camping, it's perfect!

lucas c 2015-07-29

Despite some poor quality tents the trip was really very very good. It all boikled down to one of the best guides/hosts we have experienced over the years Timi. He is very respectful towards the clents, the aboriginal culture and the flora and fauna. He takes the time to engage his group in starting to understand the values of respect for all and makes it with a smile and winning way. A great trip.

Michio H 2015-04-18

I did not realize dark sky was as splendid as geology on the Earth. I should have book the evening tour for astronomy.

Lena W 2015-04-02

This tour was amazing. Just about 12 People, great bus and a very good Guide!

Linda R 2017-08-28

Our guide was very knowledgeable. The trip was very busy and quick. I'm an active 68 year old and the hike was more than a moderate hike. I couldn't finish.

Mike F64 2017-06-11

I had booked an overnight at Uluru and had inflatable mattress sleeping bag etc ready in my bag. For some reason officially : Truck problem pure lie I was put in another group I found at the airport the group which was going to sleep under the stars was average much younger than me, I was put in a group of people ranging from 30 to probably 55-60, I am 73 but I have been trekking 12 days in Sahara Desert two years ago 2015 and many times all along my life. So, the difference of age was not a problem for me, but was probably one for the Tour Operator.
So we did nor sleep next to Uluru in the bush, but in pre-installed square cabins some 20 km from the Rock, with a kitchentoilets block. Everything was nice, but I removed one star from my review because of missing this open-air night I was expecting against 12 nights in the sand / rocks in Algeria Desert near Libyan border !!!.

Bryan M 2015-07-19

Jules the tour leader is a very knowledgable guy who was able to explain all the history and folklore of the indigenous people of the Uluru area. The big problem during the travel was the PA System in the Convered Truck being used as a 'bus' not up to the job.
Uluru is magnificent and well worth the trip to get to see it at sundown and dawn. However the cheap plastic toothbrush holder cups for the bubbly when all around have champagne flutes signals the cheapness of this trip.
Getting up at 4.30am is not a problem when the camp, that you stay at, is so basic. Having no lights to even get to the tents, or to get changed by, is not good. This is such a basic amenity to provide? The swag is not as warm as Jules suggests in the middle of winter!
The 'guests' paying customers are expected to do all the cleaning up and even cooking their own lunches. So if you expect Glamping then this is not for you.

Stephen G 2016-06-01

There was nothing particularly wrong with this tour, but nor was there sufficient value-add to make it worthwhile. Maybe if you are touring from Alice Springs and want to meet other travellers it is OK, but I was based at Yulara and could just as easily have visited the Rock and the cultural centre, walked around the base and viewed the sunset and sunrise on my own. Others have said their guide was wonderfully knowledgeable and engaging - maybe ours had just done it too many times to be interesting, or maybe I was just not tuned in to the very laid back Territorian way of communicating.


  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Overnight camping accommodation


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 75 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • A maximum of 21 people per tour
  • Please restrict luggage to 22 lbs (10kg)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
  • Please bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, Water bottle (1.5 liters) and comfortable Walking shoes
  • All camping equipment provided including linen, pillows, permanent tents, swags, towels and sleeping bags
  • The climb is subject to weather conditions and with the permission of the Anangu people