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.
Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru (L, D)

Departing Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime. (For those commencing the tour at Uluru we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or meet you from your flight at the airport).

Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip.

After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area.

Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. 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)

Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta without the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas before heading off to Kata Tjuta, an Aboriginal word for “many heads” and a walk through the "Valley of the Winds" to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. We walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After the return transfer to Ayers Rock Resort your Red Centre experience comes to an end.

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!

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

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!

Linda H 2019-09-24

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.

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 !!!.


  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Drinking water (bring own bottle)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Overnight camping accommodation
  • National Park Fees for all tours departing from 01 April 2019
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Kata Tjuta - The Olgas


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 21 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 9 travelers