Overnight Uluru Tours - Alice Springs to Alice Springs
|Meals||2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner|
|Group Size||21 People Max|
|Starts||Alice Springs, Outback Pioneer & Ayers Rock Airport|
Embark on a thrilling 4WD adventure tour through the Australian outback! Cruise along sandy desert roads and see all the beautiful sights of the Australian Outback including Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Curtain Springs, Mt Connor and the Finke River. If you're wanting to explore the Australian outback with other adventurous travellers, then this is the perfect tour for you!
Day 1 (Lunch*/Dinner)
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime (For those commencing the tour at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport). Our journey begins heading south through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. Stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip. After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, we head to the Cultural Centre for the opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). We then head to the base of Uluru where we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. This experience is followed by a hands-on dot painting session where you will take your artwork as a memento of your experience. Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, away from the crowds, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Afterwards settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds.
Camel Farm - Ebenezer Roadhouse - View Mt. Connor (Atila) - Aboriginal guide Cultural walk Uluru - Uluru dot painting workshop - Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Endless Star dining experience
DAY 2 (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the "Valley of the Winds". Afterwards, we're off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for our second nights' private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower. With nobody else for miles, this camp has stunning views out over the George Gill Ranges and gives you a real feel for the outback. Dinner around the campfire makes for a very social time with another night out under the stars. Tonight, listen for the sound of dingoes howling in the distance while watching the desert sky light up above you.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise - Kata Tjuta - Curtin Springs - Kings Creek Station - Outback permanent Bush Camp
DAY 3 (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Today we head off to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil ‘Garden of Eden’. Later we start making our way back to Alice Springs travelling on a typical outback dirt road. We'll drop you back at your accommodation early evening and usually all meet later for a bit of a night on the town (Alice seems like the big smoke after 3 days in the bush).
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park - Outback Dirt Roads - Finke River - Jims Place
*Lunch on Day 1 is only included for passengers beginning their tour in Alice Springs. Passengers starting in Ayers Rock will need to have eaten prior to pick up.
Departs: Daily (except January 1)
Alice Springs: From central accommodation from 5:50am
Ayers Rock Airport: 12.55 / 13.55 depending on season. 15.10 pick up also available (See note). Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer
Returns: Day 3
Alice Springs only 5.30 pm approximately. Onward travel should be booked for the day after the tour finishes ex Alice Springs
Note: Those booking the 15.10 pick up from AYQ Airport will not have time to complete a full base walk of Uluru and will miss the Cultural Centre visit. A shorter walk of Uluru is still possible when arriving at this time.
Extras / local payments: From April 1, 2016 customers are required to pay their $25 per person National Park fee ($12.50 for children) to their guide on departure.
Is this tour right for you?
These classic 4WD Safaris are suitable for all ages seeking an authentic outback experience providing a moderate level of comfort. These open age tours require a low to moderate level of fitness and have a maximum of 21 travelers.
Your accommodation is camping in a comfortable permanent tent with beds and mattress in a private campsite. With remote and some powered campsites they include hot water, flushing toilets, complete with permanent safari tents with beds, all linen, pillow and sleeping bags.
What to bring:
Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days.