The price quoted on the departure date for ''more than a day'' tours covers all days of the tour.
Duration Four days
Operates Mon, Thurs, Sat
Destinations Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), West MacDonnell Ranges
Departs from Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departure/Pickup Instructions We pick up from all Alice Springs hotels and hostels, pick ups start from 05.55am or 1pm at Uluru Resort or Airport
Departure Time from 5.55am
Returns/Ends At 6 PM(Approx.)
Suitable for All ages, including children from 6 years or older, with a reasonable level of fitness.
Itinerary Leaving Alice Springs, the first stop for the day is a working outback camel farm, where you’ll have the chance to lope through the outback on a ‘ship of the desert’. 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. Enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch the Rock's colours change as the sun sets behind it, throwing magnificent colours into the sky. Then, as evening begins, it’s time to tuck into our famous 1,000 Star Dinner: an outdoor candlelit feast of delicious food and wines.
•Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise
It’s an early rise today but seeing Australia is what you came for, right? After watching a fiery outback sun rear up over the world’s biggest rock get a real sense of the rock’s scale on an unguided walk around its base. Then learn about the cultural significance of this iconic landform on a cultural interpretative walk with an indigenous guide. In their creating time stories, the Anangu’s ancestral beings the Mala settled here after being chased to the region by an evil dog-like creature called kurpany. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Tonight we spend the night in an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park.
Day 3: Kings Canyon rim walk
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. Then it’s lunch, rest, and back to Alice for the night where we will drop you at your accommodation, Alice Motor Inn.
Day 4: Alice Springs and the Western MacDonnell Ranges
This morning, we will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00am and journey watch the Australian wilds waking up on a morning drive out to the West MacDonnell Ranges. Reaching this national park, we’ll follow the Waterhole trail through Ormiston Pound to Ormiston Gorge – a tranquil little rock pool surrounded by ochre-coloured rock walls and white-trunked eucalypts. Black-footed rock wallabies often pop down here for a drink, so keep those peepers peeled. Next up is Ellery Creek, where there’s the chance to cool off with a dip. Following lunch, it’s on to Simpsons Gap. Known as Rungutjirpa to the Arrernte people, this deep gorge, often partly filled with water, is associated with goanna, eagle and rock wallaby dreamings. See the colours of the ranges change as the sun starts its descent, perhaps from atop a camel during an optional sunset ride.
Inclusions • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
• 1000 Star Dinner
• Mala cultural intrepretive walk
• Uluru Cultural Centre
• Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Items of a personal nature, insurance, alcohol, souvenirs, not listed above. We reserves the right to alter tours, vehicles and itineraries when necessary and without notice.
Single supplement applies for exclusive use of tent. No single supplement applies if you are happy to share with one other person of the same sex.
Note Those aged over 70 or with pre existing medical conditions will be required to complete a Self Assessment form.
Fitness Level Reasonable level of fitness.
What To Bring Luggage is limited to a small soft bag and a day pack.
We suggest: shorts and t-shirts for daytime, lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for evenings, maybe a light sweater for cool evenings, hat, sunblock, comfortable walking shoes, swimming costume and towel, insect repellent, flash light, water bottle, extra film and all necessary personal items and medications. Please store large luggage and valuables in Alice Springs accommodation.
Child Policies Minimum age 8
Child rate applies to those 8-12 years.