Day 1 : Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Melbourne might have the arts scene and Sydney the beaches, but Alice Springs is really where you need to go to understand Australia proper. Approximately 70% of the Australian continent is classed as arid or semi-arid – and little old Alice Springs sits right in the middle of it all. Whereas Uluru emerges from the earth as one giant boulder form, Kata Tjuta pops up as 36 different domes – you’ll get to know the site pretty well on an afternoon hike following lunch. As evening begins, enjoy some tasty snacks as the sun sets over Uluru casting incredible colours. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars. Today, driving time is approximately 4.5 hours. Walking is approximately one hour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 : Uluru to Kings Canyon
An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala Aboriginal people. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land which will give you an exclusive insight to the meaning behind Anangu art and traditional culture. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night. Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 hours if you do the full 8.5km / 5.3mi base walk.)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 : Kings Canyon Rim Walk
After breakfast, get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon, as you trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, before you make your way back to Alice Springs. On arrival, you're free to leave and carry on your travels but please ensure departing flights are booked for the following day. Note: Total driving time takes around five hours. Total walking time is approximately three hours.
Departs: Select Alice Springs accommodation from 6am on day 1 on selected Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays.
Pick Ups: Default pick up Stay at Alice Springs Hotel (formerly Aurora Alice Springs) between 6-6.60am (Leichardt Terrace).
Returns: Select Alice Springs accommodation early evening day 3.
What to Bring:
Water bottle (at least 1.5 litres)
Sturdy walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Towel and toiletries
Camera/phone and batteries or charger
Headlight or torch
15kg in soft bag plus carry on day pack. No hard cases please.
Please advise dietary requirements at time of booking.
A sleeping bag is required for this tour. You can bring your own or purchase one from Adventure Tours.
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