7. From Alice Springs: Uluru & Kings Canyon 4-Day Outback Tour
Discover the beauty and ancient traditions of the Australian outback on a 4-day tour with a guide, starting from Alice Springs. Visit sites like Ayers Rock, Uluru, and Curtin Springs. Take a hike by the Kata Tjuta peaks, learn about aboriginal culture, and enjoy food and accommodation provided.
Start with pickup from your accommodation in Alice Springs at approximately 8 AM. On the way to Uluru, stop for morning tea before continuing to Ayers Rock, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Once you've arrived, enjoy lunch at the Yulara Walpa Lobby Bar.
After lunch, head to the Sails in the Desert hotel to check in. Spend the rest of the day at Uluru, where you can take easy walks while learning about the site's sacred traditions and stories. In the afternoon, savor delicious drinks and canapés with a beautiful view of Uluru in the setting sun.
Just after sunset, you'll be dropped off at the Sails in the Desert hotel to enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Ilkari restaurant.
Get an early start with a walk to a viewing point, where you can admire a sunrise view of Uluru while you sip a coffee or tea. Once the sun has fully risen, return to the hotel for breakfast.
At 9 AM, head to Kata Tjuta to walk the Walpa Gorge trail. Take in the amazing view from the site’s viewing platform. Return to the resort for lunch, before taking part in an interactive Maruku dot-painting workshop. Learn about aboriginal art and try out the techniques for yourself.
Spend the rest of the day with free leisure time. Take the chance to explore the Red Centre with a variety of optional activities (not included in the tour price), such as the Field of Lights show, a stargazing tour, a sunset camel ride, or the Sounds of Silence dining experience.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out at 9:30 AM for the day's adventure, with your first stop at Curtin Springs. Visit the Old Abattoir and find out how they harvest grass and produce paper products. Get access to the full range of Curtin Springs Paper products and see their gallery.
After lunch in Curtin Springs, explore Kings Creek Station. On the way, stop at the Mount Conner Lookout. Finish the day with the Karrke Aboriginal tour to see, feel, and experience the aboriginal culture up close. Relax with dinner and accommodation at the luxurious Mort Conway Camp.
Start the final day of the tour with an early morning walk in the Kings Canyon National Park. Take in the awe-inspiring natural landscape of the region, and get breathtaking views with an optional helicopter flight.
After lunch at Kings Canyon Resort, start making your way back to Alice Springs. Stop over at Erldunda Roadhouse to grab some afternoon tea and see emus in their natural habitat. Finally, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation in Alice Springs.