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Duration Two days
Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Destinations Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departs from Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departure/Pickup Instructions Courtesy Pickup from outside your Alice Springs accommodation
Departure Time Approx 6.00 AM
Returns/Ends At 6-7pm (Alice Springs) or Uluru
Suitable for Package suitable for adults as accommodation is in dorm rooms
Itinerary Tour Itinerary: 2 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Package
Day 1 – Operated by Emu Run
Our professional tour guides show you the real outback they love and enjoy so much.
We collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6am and head to our first stop at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast.
If you choose to start your tour from Ayers Rock Resort, we collect you from Outback Pioneer Hotel at approx 11:45am.
We then provide you with a freshly made packed lunch to eat on the drive to the World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
We travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Embrace the domes of Kata Tjuta on your first walk of the day, while taking in the views of the open plains on the return walk.
Aboriginal Cultural Centre
We then visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people.
Uluru – Mala Walk
We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here one of the two guides will take you on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the wonder of the sheer vertical walls. The guide will tell dreamtime stories of the Anangu People.
Uluru – Mutitjulu Waterhole
We drive from the front of Uluru around to the Kuniya car park, which is at the back of Uluru. From here we start our second Uluru guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. The guide will take you along a short track to the Mutitjulu Waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. The guide will share stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by Anangu still alive today.
The Sunset BBQ
The scene has been set, the highlight of the day, the breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly and a delicious Aussie BBQ. A spectacular day never to be forgotten.
After the sunset BBQ, you will be dropped off at the Outback Pioneer Lodge where you will spend the evening in a 4 share dorm room.
Day 2 – Operated by AAT Kings
AAT Kings pick you up from Outback Pioneer at approximately 4am (Oct-Mar) or 5am (Apr-Sep).
Welcome to Kings Canyon
You’ll get a sense of the remoteness of outback Australia as you travel to Kings Creek Station. Watch as the local wildlife wakes for the day – dromedary camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes.
Kings Creek Station
This cattle and camel station covers 1,800 square kilometres. Relax in the café where you’ll be treated to a cooked breakfast. Their coffee is said to be the best in the Territory!
Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.
The six kilometre Rim Walk is a once in a lifetime experience. Climb up a 100 metre cliff face and walk around the rim of the canyon. Marvel at impressive views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs.
The Garden of Eden
Deep down between sandstone cliffs, is the Garden of Eden – a true oasis. Here is a natural spring waterhole surrounded by local and exotic plants and trees such as gums, bonsai looking trees and enormous prehistoric ferns, creating a truly unique landscape.
Creek Bed Walk
The Creek Bed Walk is ideal if you’re interested in something more relaxing. After leisurely taking in the sights, set off on a two kilometre stroll along the creek bed that leads to views of the impressive canyon rim.
Kings Canyon Resort
Now we’re off to Kings Canyon Resort – an oasis in the outback! Treat yourself to lunch (own expense). To see Kings Canyon from above, take an optional scenic helicopter flight (creek bed walkers only), or bring your swimmers if you’d like to take a dip in the resort’s pool.
Scenic Return Journey
Enjoy amazing outback scenery as we head back to Alice Springs.
AAT Kings then drop you at your accommodation in Alice Springs.
Inclusions Day 1
2 professional, accredited tour guides
Luxury coach with on board toilet
BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
Buffet breakfast (Alice Springs start only)
Freshly made packed lunch
Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
Uluru park entrance fee ($25pp)
Fruit & snacks throughout the day
Dorm accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort
Cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station
Experienced driver and guide
Comfortable air conditioned coach
Drop off at your accommodation
Exclusions Lunch on day 2
Note It will be assumed you are after an Alice Springs drop off unless we are advised otherwise.
What To Bring Travel voucher, water bottle (2 x 1.5 litre), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide brimmed is best), flynet, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), travel pillow, cash for purchasing dot painting directly from artists at sunset, USB chargers (there are USB ports on the luxury coach).
Child Policies This package is designed for adults due to the accommodation being in a shared dorm room. If you would like to bring children along, please get in touch and we can create a custom package for your family upon request. (Min age 2 years)
Childrens Rate $0.00
Read reviews of 2 day Uluru & Kings Canyon Package (Budget accomm) (return to Alice) from other travellers:
Well run, professional, fun, and not a bad feed too! Highlight was the sunset BBQ. Had an excellent time!
Reviewed by: Carlie, February 2014
2 day Uluru & Kings Canyon Package (Budget accomm) (return to Alice)
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