Overnight Uluru (Ayers Rock) Small-Group Camping Tour image
Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, and sleep under the stars on this two-day outback bush camping tour, ideal if your time in the Red Center is limited. Take a guided base walk around Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and hear stories from Aboriginal folklore. Bed down for the night in an outback bush camp, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Itinerary

Day 1: Uluru walk and sunset

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory
Your tour begins directly from Ayers Rock Airport where we will collect you before traveling the short distance to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a guided walk and spectacular sunset complete with sparking wine and nibbles followed by an amaing dinner under the stars.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Uluru Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
The afternoon is dedicated to exploring this extraordinary monolith starting with an interpretive walk led by your guide, and hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). You will also learn about the art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Lasseter Highway, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory Australia
visit the acclaimed Cultural Centre where you can explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna unique to this area.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner: Enjoy a hearty meal & wine, served under the brilliant the star filled night sky while meeting your fellow travellers.
Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in comfortable permanent tents.

Day 2: Sunrise at Uluru - Hike Kata Tjuta

Stop At: Uluru, Petermann NT 0872, Australia
It's an early start today as we wake up in time to watch a spectacular sunrise over Uluru.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, Kata Tjuta Rd, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Explore Kata Tjuta, a sacred area for the local Anangu people meaning ‘many heads'. Hike through the magnificent "Valley of the Winds", making your way through the soaring domes and creek beds to be rewarded with incredible views.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre, Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
You will be dropped off here with time to explore the many free activities (depending on your flight schedule) before catching the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Airport or transferred directly to the airport.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Sue_L 2020-02-17

What can I say an absolute fantastic experience!! Alex our tour driver/guide/chef was a mindful of knowledge, energy and has a wonderful zest for life. The tour itself is fulfilling and full of new experiences like sleeping under the stars in a swag bag for instance. Have fun and definitely have trainers as a minimum of footwear for all the walking.

juliee872 2020-01-05

We are truely thrilled about our trip in the desert that was hell good thanks also to our great tour guide Joe. We visited Uluru, Kata Tjuta Kings Canyon. Joe shared all his knowledge about wild life and the northen territory and was always helpful and thoughtful with the whole group. The food on the camp was alsio great. Five star tour, no question about that ! Julie & Jerome

Jared G 2019-11-18

Our guide Sarah was super cool, informative, and ran things really smoothly. Gnarly tattoo sleeve too. We also had a really cool (and cute) camping site host from Italy who cooked some real good food and setup a lovely moonlight dinner for us after our first day at Uluru. The hike at Kata Tjuta was even better than Uluru as we got a real hike in. I wishb we ended up doing the 2-night trip. Met a lot of interesting people from around the world, I highly recommend this for anyone wanting a more outdoorsy experience, even though the bus was a smaller, comfortable, and airconditioned ride.

Jennifer_K 2019-11-15

Great opportunity to mingle with other professionals in the Outback who are from all over the world!

aase_e 2019-11-15

We were so ready for this Camping Tour. Ayers Rock was amazing to explore. Sleeping under the stars by the fire was a new experience. This is what holiday is about. I call it a "Check " on my bucket list. And Sarah was a brilliant guide :-D

TravelingEric 2019-11-09

Sarah was a wonderful guide and is a asset to your company. We cannot even suggest anything to improve because we enjoyed every thing about the tour. I am glad you offered the 1.5 day Dingo tour since it fit our schedule. Worth every penny and your company was great to deal with.

RajeshKumar_C 2019-10-21

A vagabond’ s dream under a thousand star night sky with a highly spiritual experience thrown back in time

Linda_H 2019-09-23

A unique and rich experience that will have you falling in love with outback Australia. The small group size has a welcome and friendly feel. Overnight camping a pleasant surprise. Climate just right. Plenty of adventure I just loved it. Be sure to pack a weather proof hat for Aussie climate.

Caitlin M 2019-09-17

My sister and I went on this tour last week while in Australia and had a great time. Despite last minute changes to our pick-up location due to flight issues, the tour company was flexible and worked to accommodate us! Our tour guide, Alicia, was knowledgeable about the Anangu—we enjoyed learning about her connection to the Northern Territory and Australia's recent efforts to be more respectful of Aboriginal culture—as well as the ecology and geology of the region. The only downside to the tour was sharing space with those who couldn't care less about the Anangu's statement to visitors not to climb Uluru (thankfully that won't be an option next month) or signs indicating sacred sites with no photos taken. If we were to book another tour to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we would instead look for one that requires the group to be mindful of whose land they are visiting and honor their rules.

dotlinyen 2019-08-26

We were so excited to go on this tour. Even though it was a little pricier than we had hoped, we were drawn to its descriptions of all the activities we would do in the 1.5-day tour, but as it turned out, many things they advertised online did not take place and our guide was awful. First, we were delayed almost an hour leaving the airport. One of the passengers' flight was delayed, and of course this is out of our guide's control, but there was no effort made by the company to make another transport arrangement so that the entire rest of the group does not just sit there either on the bus or in the hot sun waiting for the few who are delayed. We were never given a chance to go to the Culture Center. Our guide/driver had dropped one group off at the Culture Center before picking us up from the airport. After the flight delay, and being over an hour late with our program, he rushed back to pick up the group he had left at the Culture Center, and rushed us off to the next thing on the list of things he needed to do. He also got into an argument with a traveler who was upset that he sat there waiting for the bus to return and the bus was an hour late without any communication. Their website promised that we will hear about Aboriginal law and religion, but that did not happen on our trip either. Our "guide" barely spoke with anyone on the trip for the majority of our first day. He looked angry and pre-occupied with other things. When he did answer our questions about the aboriginal people, his response made us feel very uncomfortable. He would describe the aboriginals as not having enough mental capacity to live in the modern world. Our guide barely gave us any information until our hike on the 2nd day. When he did, he rushed through it as if he was reciting information from a book and wanted to get it done as quickly as possible. He showed no enthusiasm, and no desire to connect with the travelers. He threw things around at dinner and at the campground as if getting our camp and dinner ready were a big bother to him. He said goodbye to the group as quickly as possible after dinner and went off to be by himself and his phone by the edge of camp. He was terrible. We did not know before we joined the tour that our short 1.5-day tour was being combined with another group that was going on a 3-day tour. It made us feel very rushed and uncomfortable, not really being able to connect with the other travelers as they have started on a different note with a much longer trip to continue to build relationships and camaraderie. We cannot comprehend why they would combine different groups together and most importantly, why we were never informed about this before we signed up. We would NOT have joined if we had known beforehand that all their groups are mixed together to save space/time/ or money. In the description of inclusions, it claimed that a towel would be provided to each traveler. What we got was NOT a towel. It is barely a washcloth. Most of this trip was over advertised and it did not hold true. It was such a disappointing tour and we felt like it was a big waste of money. I would not recommend this tour or this tour company to anyone.

Inclusions

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Drinking water (bring own bottle)
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Overnight camping accommodation

Features

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 14 and 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 8 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 75 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • A maximum of 18 people per tour
  • Please restrict luggage to 22 lbs (10kg)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility
  • Please bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, Water bottle (1.5 liters) and comfortable walking shoes
  • All camping equipment provided including linen, pillows, permanent tents, swags, towels and sleeping bags
  • The climb is subject to weather conditions and with the permission of the Anangu people
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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