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 2020-02-19

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.

Jennifer K 2019-11-18

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

Rajesh Kumar C 2019-10-22

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

Caitlin McKenna 2019-09-18

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.

Nicholas B 2016-09-03

Everything you need @ Uluru!

We got to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta during the tours. Both were impressive to see up close, Uluru is massive, and Kata-Tjuta had a lot of different terrain to climb/hike through and see. Tour Guide Annabelle was very knowledgeable about the history, geology, flora/fauna, with a number of great stories. Food was good, nothing special but you're camping. Tents were solid along with the cots or you could sleep outside in a SWAG!. Sunrise/sunset views are contingent on weather but you're in the best spot to see them. All around ticks the boxes!

Matthew H 2016-08-25

We had a great time. We felt like we learned a lot about the culture surrounding Uluru. Got to walk around a lot, watch the sunset and sunrise. We also enjoyed sleeping in the swags and enjoying the stars. Food was great, bathroom facilities were great as well. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend to others. We only wish we could have stayed longer and done the longer tour.

Axelle G 2019-08-12

We decided to take the two day tour with a friend and to be fair I think we would have been happy to make it last. A fun and interesting trip, the group was really good and a lot of information. Sleeping in a swag was a great experience and the walks were great. The tour guide was full of knowledge and adapted to the people in the group. Really happy and would recommend it to anyone! Worth the detour!

Linda R 2017-08-28

Our guide was very knowledgeable. The trip was very busy and quick. I'm an active 68 year old and the hike was more than a moderate hike. I couldn't finish.

Mike F64 2017-06-11

I had booked an overnight at Uluru and had inflatable mattress sleeping bag etc ready in my bag. For some reason officially : Truck problem pure lie I was put in another group I found at the airport the group which was going to sleep under the stars was average much younger than me, I was put in a group of people ranging from 30 to probably 55-60, I am 73 but I have been trekking 12 days in Sahara Desert two years ago 2015 and many times all along my life. So, the difference of age was not a problem for me, but was probably one for the Tour Operator.
So we did nor sleep next to Uluru in the bush, but in pre-installed square cabins some 20 km from the Rock, with a kitchentoilets block. Everything was nice, but I removed one star from my review because of missing this open-air night I was expecting against 12 nights in the sand / rocks in Algeria Desert near Libyan border !!!.

Stephen G 2016-06-01

There was nothing particularly wrong with this tour, but nor was there sufficient value-add to make it worthwhile. Maybe if you are touring from Alice Springs and want to meet other travellers it is OK, but I was based at Yulara and could just as easily have visited the Rock and the cultural centre, walked around the base and viewed the sunset and sunrise on my own. Others have said their guide was wonderfully knowledgeable and engaging - maybe ours had just done it too many times to be interesting, or maybe I was just not tuned in to the very laid back Territorian way of communicating.

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