2 Day Kings Canyon, Uluru and Olgas Tour
Enjoy a sensational two day tour of Kings Canyon, Uluru and The Olgas. Our tour includes overnight accommodation, comfortable air conditioned coach travel and some meals. Highlights include a champagne BBQ dinner at Uluru at sunset, guided walks and lifetime memories. Our Professional Tour guides show you the real Outback they love and enjoy so much.
Day 1 : Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (via the Kata-Tjuta)
We collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6am and head to our first stop at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a light breakfast.
We arrive at Yulara approx 11.45am, after a quick stop, a packed lunch is provided while we drive to the World Heritage listed Uluru/Kata-Tjuta National Park.
We travel to Kata-Kjuta(Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge, embrace the domes of Kata-Kjuta on your 45 mins walk while taking in the views of the open plains on your return walk.
We then head back to Uluru national park and visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, at the centre you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. The Cultural centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people, it is built on a sacred site and has very special meaing to the local Anangu people.
We head to the base of Uluru/Ayers Rock next to the extrance to the climb, from here one of the two guides will take you on the Mala guided walk next to the Uluru climb entrance, The mala walk follows the north-west side of Uluru. There are many fine examples of Anangu rock art along this walk, and you can experience the sheer vertical walls, the guide will tell stories of the Anangu People.
We drive from the front of Uluru around to Kuniya carpark (back of Uluru) from here we start our second guided walk to the Mutitjula waterhole, the guide will take you along a short track to the Mutitjulu waterhole, home of a wanampi, an ancestral watersnake. The guide will explain about some of the local tradition and how the Anangu people would use the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by Anangu still alive today.
From here we head to the one of the best highlights of the day, The Uluru sunset with an Aussie BBQ, watch the majestic Uluru change colour with a glass of bubbly and good Aussie tucker(food).
After Sunset we set off to your overnight accommodation at the Ayers Rock Resort or Curtin Springs.
Day 2 : Ayers Rock to Alice Springs (via Kings Canyon)
Today you'll rise before the birds to travel to Kings Creek Station. Although it's some time before sunrise, you may be lucky enough to see the outback coming to life. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife as they wake for the day – dromedary camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes.
After a little under 2 hours on the road, you'll arrive at the enormous site of Kings Creek Station. Established in 1981, the station is a working cattle and camel station that covers an expanse of 1,800 square kilometres. You can take some time to explore station life and maybe even go on an optional camel ride led by the station hands. Or you can simply relax in the station café and treat yourself to a home cooked breakfast (own expense). Their coffee is said to be the best in the Territory!
It's back on to the coach now for the 30 minute drive to the amazing Kings Canyon. On arrival you'll realise that you're experiencing something out of the ordinary. Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon is set among an incredible ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpinyali and Lilla people.
If you're taking the six kilometre Rim Walk, you're in for a memorable experience. You'll climb up a 100 metre cliff face and walk around the rim of the canyon's sandstone walls. This walk has some of the most impressive views looking out over the sandstone cliffs and down over the cliff faces.
270 metres down into the chasm, between the sandstone cliffs you'll arrive at a true oasis known as the Garden of Eden. Here, a natural spring waterhole surrounded by local and exotic plants and trees such as gums, bonsai looking trees and enormous prehistoric ferns all create a truly unique landscape.
If you're interested in something a little more relaxing, the Creek Bed Walk is ideal. Take a little more time to enjoy your surroundings before setting off on your 2 kilometre stroll following the rocky creek bed that will lead you to views of the impressive canyon rim.
Now we're off to Kings Canyon Resort – an oasis in the outback! While here you can treat yourself to lunch (own expense). To experience the view from above, optional scenic helicopter flights are available at the resort or bring your swimmers if you'd like to take a dip in the resort's pool.
Sit back and enjoy the amazing outback scenery as we head back to Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs. It's still daylight, so there's plenty to see along the way.
2 professional, accredited tour guides
Comfortable air conditioned coach with on board toilet
BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
Freshly made packed lunch
Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
Uluru Park entrance fee ($25pp)
Fruit & snacks throughout the day
Dorm accommodation at Outback Pioneer Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort (2 star)
OR Motel Ensuite Room at Wayside Inn, Curtin Springs (3 star)
OR Superior Room at Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort (5 star)
Cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station
Experienced driver and guide
Comfortable air conditioned coach
Drop off at your accommodation in Alice Springs
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2017 - 2018 season. The 2017 - 2018 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2017 to the 31st March 2018. The 2018 - 2019 season rates commence on the 1st April 2018.