3-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon image
Discover Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs on this 3-day tour starting at Ayers Rock and ending in Alice Springs. Explore Australia's great Central Desert - watch the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), visit the magnificent Olga Gorge and Kings Canyon, with their beautiful waterholes and dazzling views. Stop off at a huge cattle station and the remote, early telegraph town of Alice Springs.
Itinerary

Day 1: Uluru

Stop At: Ayers Rock Airport, Yulara NT 0872, Australia
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Lasseter Highway, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory Australia
This afternoon visit the Cultural Centre where you’ll have time to explore the galleries and you may be lucky enough to see local Aboriginal Artists at work
Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Travel around the base of Uluru with a local driver/guide. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sacred sites.

Stop At: Mutitjulu Waterhole, Kuniya Car Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Join your guide for a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You'll explore a number of caves and view Aboriginal rock paintings as your guide interprets their meaning and significance.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area and relax with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of color for which Uluṟu is known.
Duration: 50 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Outback Pioneer Hotel, Desert Gardens Hotel or Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Day 2: Uluru - Kata Tjuta - Kings Canyon

Stop At: Uluru Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta.

Stop At: Walpa Gorge, Kata Tjuta Rd Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Pass By: Curtin Springs, Lasseter Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station.

Pass By: Mount Conner, Petermann NT 0872, Australia
Viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach.

Pass By: Luritja Road, Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia
After turning off the Lasseter Highway and onto the Luritja Road your Driver/Guide will provide informative commentary about the history of the surrounding cattle stations.

Stop At: Kings Canyon Resort, Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia
In the early afternoon, travel by luxury coach through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort.
After you arrive at Kings Canyon Resort there may be time to view the sun set behind Carmichaels Crag, or attend the award winning ‘Under the Desert Moon’ dinner, exclusive to Kings Canyon Resort (own expense).

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms.

Day 3: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

Stop At: Watarrka National Park, Via Luritja Road Or Via Larapinta Drive, Northern Territory Australia
This morning join a guided climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points.

Stop At: Kings Canyon, Kings Canyon, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The rim walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor.

Stop At: Kings Creek Station, Stuart Highway NT, Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Stop at Kings Creek Station to purchase lunch (own expense) and take some time to explore this working cattle station. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs.

Stop At: Erldunda Roadhouse Stuart Hwy &, Lasseter Hwy, Ghan NT 0872, Australia
Stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea (own expense).

Stop At: Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Continue on to Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway, as the sun sets in the west over the rugged plains.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

497darrellf 2021-06-12

Gary at AAT Kings excellent tour guide and his wonderful assistant .So much knowledge and perfect diction and a great host. Jenny and Darrell

770mikaels 2020-02-23

This was the first time my wife and I travelled with AAT Kings and it was an outstanding experience - excellent logistics, comfortable busses, very helpful and informative guides (particularly SOL who took care of us during the King’s Canyon-Alice Spring leg!). We look very much for to two more tours with AAT Kings in Darwin ahead of us!

maxinec542 2020-02-10

Amazing the team from AAT Kings are, they made the experience worthwhile. Did the trip around Uluru , watched the sunset and sunrise and BBQ with knowledgeable/funny driver Dylan, Kayla and team, it was like having your mate on the trip with you. Loved Uluru, the history, the experience of walking around the base, touching it too and overall being there was epic and felt safe. The next day we went to Kings Canyon, did a tour and went on to Alice springs, the driver was Gary, he was very knowledgeable and a really nice guy who made the journey interesting and he really looked after us all well, if it weren't for him it would have been awful! Those two locations we would not have picked to visit and would not recommend to visit, this was offered as a 3 day package by our tour operator. The hotel in Kings canyon was very out dated and some of the facilities did not work and in Alice springs even though we stayed at the Hilton hotel we were approached and made fun of by drunk locals which we found intimidating and unsafe!

gisenor 2020-01-18

The tour was great but the lack of timely information on timing and events was a definite issue that we had to fix with phone calls

whitewallsteve 2019-11-12

From the service we received booking this trip, through to the delivery of the experience, AAT hit the target and would come highly recommended from us. We needed quite a bit of advice and guidance concerning what to do and how it all works, and we were trying to fit the AAT tour in alongside other activities we had planned for our time in the area. The AAT team in the UK could not have been more accommodating and made the daunting task of assemblng an itinerary really painless! Once in resort, the AAT drivers and guides were always on hand, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and helped make the experience special. Be aware, there is a LOT of travelling involved in covering all of this experience! The distances are vast, perhaps more than we gave them credit for even though we'd looked on maps and read reviews! But AAT made it pleasurable, with interesting and humorous commentaries by the drivers and well appointed, comfortable coaches, so the journies never seemed arduous. The activities were well managed and efficient without ever feeling like we were on a production line. If you visit this area you MUST do the Sound of Silence dinner - unbelievable! If you go to Kings Canyon, take the spa room if you can, it's well worth the extra few dollars. The walk around the top of the canyon is well worth the effort too, with stunning views and amazing facts conveyed to us by the guide. And whilst it is there, the Field of Light installation is wonderful to behold. Overall, a first class experience and we feel like we got real value from our time in central Australia. Would not hesitate to recommend AAT to anyone planning a similar trip.

Claudio_M 2019-11-06

The 3 day tour was value for its money. Without stress, we have seen the most important things. I recommend to do the rim walk in Kings Canyon if you are young and in good shape (you don’t have to be an athletic guy). The barbecue was nice but I am not sure if value for its money. The barbecue itself was nothing special. It was presented as a Australian barbecue but there was only kangaroo meet and the rest was pretty regular meet. The description of the night sky at the end was awesome. If there is any possibility to only do this, do it!!!!

Margaret M 2019-09-17

This tour packed so much in without feeling too rushed. The guides were knowledgeable and very willing to share that knowledge. Thank you especially to Adam who provided cultural, geological and botanical insights into this awe inspiring part of this country. Yes, the sunrise and sunsets were crowded and this detracted a bit from the experience - but this is a tour and that is to be expected. Kata Tjuta is as stunning as people tell you and is not to be missed. The trip to Kings Canyon shows how fragile the landscape is and enhances a profound respect to the first peoples who knew how to take care of it. The Kings Canyon rim walk is for the fit and should not be underestimated. The valley walk is lovely but very popular. There is also an option for a helicopter tour - so think about this if you want an aerial view. It would have been great to spend more time exploring Uluru by walking around its base - so factor this in if you are so inclined.

Hilary W 2019-04-29

A packed short break that we could only marvel at. Sunsets and sunrises at both Uluru and Kata Tjuta with walks and excellent guides. Tony was our favourite guide with such clear diction and explanations of our exploration of Uluru. All the guides (and drivers) were magnificent and we learnt so much about the desert plants and geology and of course about the indigenous people of the area. We stayed at Desert Gardens Hotel which was great as were the free activities at the Yalara resort. We were disappointed with the accommodation and restaurant at Kings Canyon, so perhaps a better choice would have been to do Kings Canyon as a day trip from Uluru. I highly recommend AAT Kings for this trip. Our trip with AAT Kings from Broome to Darwin was also a fantastic trip, as was a trip earlier this year to the South Island of New Zealand.

Hockeytart123 2019-02-15

This tour comparison excellent, they picked me up from the airport, took me to the hotel. The buses were always on time and drivers and guides very knowledgeable. David was especially helpful, as when we couldn’t go to the Olgars, they took us to another Walt at the rock. It wasn’t thei r fault that there was a bush fire blocking the road. Transfer to Kings canyon good,although a long day. Then back to Alice springs. Thank you especially as I got an upgrade on my hotel in Ayres rock resort.

Lee B 2019-02-06

This tour is amazing. Uluru cannot be described. You have to see it. And this tour allowed for that. Included was sunrise at Uluru and Kata Tjuta, an amazing trip to Kings Canyon with a canyon walk, and travel on to Alice Springs. Our guide, Marcel, was knowledgeable, entertaining, and very focused on our needs. We were there during the heat wave of January of 2019, and it was important that the guide know the implications. We saw amazing sights, birds and other wild life. I highly recommend this trip.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Air Conditioned Coach
  • Arrival Airport pickup
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Aussie BBQ Dinner (if upgrade option selected)
  • National Park Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru
  • Entry/Admission - Walpa Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Watarrka National Park

Features

Terms & Conditions

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise at time of booking if you require a disabled room
  • At time of booking, you must include your flight details (flight number and arrival time).
  • Additional documentation for this tour will be made available to you upon check in at your hotel in Ayers Rock. Your document package will include extra vouchers for your tour, any transfers details that may be included, as well as a full tour itinerary and hotel contact lists
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Luggage must not exceed 20kg per person
  • On day 3, during the hotter months of the year where temperatures can reach and exceed 36° C or 97° F, the Watarrka National Park Rangers strongly advise that visitors do not take part in the Kings Canyon Rim Climb. Heat exhaustion, over these hotter months, is a very high possibility and a danger in such remote regions. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our clients we offer a guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed as an alternative. It is essential for all rim walkers during the hotter months to have 3-litres of water – iced water is available to top up bottles on board the coach.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.