Overnight Alice Springs to Alice Springs tours - One Way Alice Springs To Uluru Tours
|Meals||2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner and Snacks|
|Group Size||45 People|
Prepare to embark on an exciting 2 day adventure through the Australian outback! Travel in an air-conditioned coach through Ayres Rock, Kings Canyon, the garden of eden, the rim walk, aboriginal rock art and the Olgas to discover the true beauty of Australia's red center in comfort and style.
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, a brekkie snack pack is provided on board our comfortable air conditioned coach, and then it’s off to our first stop at Mount Ebenezer roadhouse.
We arrive at Yulara at approximately 11:45am, and after a quick stop we provide you with a 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 45 minute walk, while taking in the views of the open plains on your return walk.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.
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 sheer vertical walls. The guide will tell stories of the Anangu People.
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 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 a 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.
From here we head to the one of the best highlights of the day – the Uluru sunset with an Aussie BBQ. Watch the majestic Uluru change colour with a glass of bubbly and good Aussie tucker (food).
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 (accommodation upgrades are available).
AAT Kings pick you up from Outback Pioneer Lodge at approximately 4am (Oct-Mar) or 5am (Apr-Sep).
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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
Enjoy amazing outback scenery as we head back to Alice Springs.
AAT Kings then drop you at your accommodation in Alice Springs at approximately 7:30pm.
Day 1 – pick up from your accommodation in Alice Springs is at approximately 6am, drop off at the Outback Pioneer Hotel is after the sunset BBQ.
Day 2 – pick up from Outback Pioneer Hotel is at approximately 4am (Oct-Mar) or 5am (Apr-Sep). Drop off at your accommodation in Alice Springs is at approximately 7:30pm.
Your included accommodation is one bed in a 4 share mixed dorm room at the Outback Pioneer Lodge. If you would like to upgrade to a private room, you have the option to do this when you book, this is at an extra cost. Contact Us today to organise your upgrade!
Are all meals included?
Emu Run will provide all meals and snacks on the first day, including a BBQ dinner with sparkling wine. AAT Kings will provide a cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station on the second day of the tour, but all other meals this day are at your own expense. AAT Kings will stop at Kings Canyon Resort where you can purchase lunch.
What should I bring on tour?
Travel voucher, water bottle (capacity 2.5-3 litres), 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.
What accommodation is included?
Included in the cost of the package is one bed in a 4 share mixed-sex dormitory room at the Outback Pioneer Lodge. Accommodation upgrade to a private room is available. Please ask us for more information.