Tour: 2-Day Tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon from Alice Springs
Duration: 2 days
Commences: Alice Springs, Australia
Price: AUD $545.00
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2-Day Tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon from Alice Springs
Discover the beauty of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon on a 2-day tour from Alice Springs. Traveling with an expert guide, get a firsthand experience of this remarkable region on guided walks at Uluru, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kata Tjuta, Walpa Gorge and Kings Canyon. Learn more about the Aboriginal peoples of the Red Centre of Australia at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and watch the sunset over Uluru. Includes one night’s accommodation, two breakfasts, morning tea, two lunches, one dinner and all transportation.
During your 2-day tour of heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon, travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach with a knowledgeable guide who shares informative commentary about the region’s history and culture.
Your tour includes all transportation, admission fees, accommodation, two breakfasts, stops for morning tea, two picnic lunches and dinner at the lodge. Your accommodation at the lodge consists of shared dorms with four beds, with the option to upgrade to private twin or single rooms.
Day 1: Alice Springs – Yulara (B, L, D)
Start with pickup from your Alice Springs hotel early in the morning and travel several hours through the scenic Red Centre of Australia to reach Uluru. Stop for breakfast along the way, then have morning tea at a lookout with great views of Atila (Mt Conner). Disembark at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park around midday and follow your guide around the base of Uluru to take in the massive rock up close. You’ll also see Anangu rock paintings and learn about the Anangu people.
Next head up a short track to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, where legends say an ancestral water snake named Wanampi lives. Savor a picnic lunch at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and learn about the region’s Aboriginal culture and natural history. View the dome-shaped rocks of Kata-Tjuta as you walk through the Walpa Gorge. Before sunset, drive over to the Uluru viewing area to watch the changing colors of Uluru as the sun sets, and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or juice, and light snacks.
Back at the Outback Pioneer Lodge, all the fixings are provided for a barbecue.
Overnight: Outback Pioneer Lodge, Yulara
Day 2: Yulara – Kings Canyon – Alice Springs (B, L)
Leave Yulara early in the morning for the scenic drive to Kings Canyon, with stops along the way for a light breakfast and cup of coffee or tea. When you reach Kings Canyon, your guide leads you on the 3-hour Rim Walk. Take in a number of highlights including the Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden and the shear north and south walls. Your guide explains the geology of Watarrka, as this area is known. On the rim of the canyon, refuel with a picnic lunch while soaking up the spectacular views. The Canyon Creek Walk provides an easier alternative to the 3-hour walk if needed. In the afternoon, drive back to Alice Springs. Your tour ends in the early evening with drop-off at your hotel.