Tour: 3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta
Duration: 3 days
Commences: Alice Springs, Australia
Price: AUD $835.00
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3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta
Experience Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) and the Australian outback like a seasoned swagman on a three-day 4WD tour from Alice Springs. Choose to sleep under the stars in a traditional bedroll, take a guided base walk at Uluru to hear stories from the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Bed down for both nights in an remote private outback bush camp, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
With three days to explore the outback, you’ll travel from Alice Springs to the desert stop of Erldunda; take a base walk and hear Dreamtime (folklore) stories at Uluru; go for a guided walk at Kata Tjuta; and sleep under the stars like a swagman!
Day 1 Alice Springs – Uluru (L,D)
Departing Alice Springs we start your adventure early (for those commencing the tour at Uluru, we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or the airport). Our journey begins south through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for a Camel ride (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse to view or purchase Aboriginal artefacts. Stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation.
After a stop for lunch we will head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, to hear about Aboriginal law and religion. Then meet your Aboriginal Guide to have an authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole to hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. We conclude at the Cultural Centre to learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area.
Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, away from the crowds, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. 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.
DAY 2 Uluru – Kata Tjuta (B,L,D)
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta away from the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the “Valley of the Winds”. Afterwards, you are off to Kings Creek Cattle Station for your second nights’ private bush camp, complete with bush toilet and shower. This camp has stunning views 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.
DAY 3 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs (B,L)
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).