Starts: Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia
Ends: Uluru NT 0872, Australia
Day 1: Depart from Alice Springs on Emu Run’s Uluru 1 Day Experience. Let our friendly local guides take you on an amazing journey to the heart of Central Australia, the home of the Pitjantjatjara Anangu people.
Embrace the magnificence of Kata-Tjuta & capture Uluru at sunset while sipping sparkling wine and enjoying an Aussie cooked BBQ. One of the most spectacular and beautiful sights you will ever see.
Day 2: Depart Ayers Rock Resort to walk the spectacular Kings Canyon. Complete a 3 Hour Guided ‘Canyon Rim Walk’ and visit the exotic ‘Garden Of Eden’ and the ‘Lost City’. Enjoy the unique beauty of red sand hills and ancient Desert Oaks within Spinifex Plains on the way. Enjoy a guided walk through this Ancient Canyon landscape, one of the most spectacular areas of the outback.
- Sunset BBQ dinner with sparkling wine at Uluru
- 2 professional, accredited tour guides
- Uluru park entrance fee ($25pp included)
- Pick up from Alice Springs accommodation or Ayers Rock Resort (Outback Pioneer Hotel)
- Comfortable air conditioned coach with on board toilet
- Light breakfast
- Chilled drinking water
- Lunch pack
- Snacks & treats
- Dorm accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort (upgrades available)
- Cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station
- Experienced driver and guide
- Comfortable air conditioned coach
- Drop off at Ayers Rock Resort
Day 1 ? Operated by Emu Run
Our professional tour guides show you the real outback they love and enjoy so much.
We collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6am, a brekkie snack pack is provided on board our comfortable air conditioned coach, and then it?s off to our first stop at Mount Ebenezer roadhouse.
If you’re joining the tour at Ayers Rock, we collect you from the Outback Pioneer in Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) when the bus arrives at approximately 11:45am-12pm.
We then provide you with a packed lunch to eat on the drive to the World Heritage listed Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park.
We travel to Kata-Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Embrace the domes of Kata-Tjuta on your 45 minute walk, while taking in the views of the open plains on your return walk.
Aboriginal Cultural Centre
We then visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where 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 meaning to the local Anangu people.
Uluru ? Mala Walk
We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here one of the two guides will take you on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the sheer vertical walls. The guide will tell stories of the Anangu People.
Uluru ? Mutitjulu Waterhole
We drive from the front of Uluru around to the Kuniya car park, which is at the back of Uluru. From here we start our second guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. The guide will take you along a short track to the Mutitjulu Waterhole ? home of an ancestral water snake called a Wanampi. The guide will share stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by Anangu still alive today.
The Sunset BBQ
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 the sunset BBQ, you will be dropped off at the Outback Pioneer Lodge where you will spend the evening in a 4 share dorm room (accommodation upgrades are available).
Day 2 ? Operated by AAT Kings
AAT Kings pick you up from Outback Pioneer at approximately 4am (Oct-Mar) or 5am (Apr-Sep).
Welcome to Kings Canyon
You?ll get a sense of the remoteness of outback Australia as you travel to Kings Creek Station. Watch as the local wildlife wakes for the day ? dromedary camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes.
Kings Creek Station
This cattle and camel station covers 1,800 square kilometres. Relax in the caf? where you?ll be treated to a cooked breakfast. Their coffee is said to be the best in the Territory!
Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.
The six kilometre Rim Walk is a once in a lifetime experience. Climb up a 100 metre cliff face and walk around the rim of the canyon. Marvel at impressive views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs.
The Garden of Eden
Deep down between sandstone cliffs, is the Garden of Eden ? a true oasis. Here is a natural spring waterhole surrounded by local and exotic plants and trees such as gums, bonsai looking trees and enormous prehistoric ferns, creating a truly unique landscape.
Creek Bed Walk
The Creek Bed Walk is ideal if you?re interested in something more relaxing. After leisurely taking in the sights, set off on a two kilometre stroll along the creek bed that leads to views of the impressive canyon rim.
Kings Canyon Resort
Now we?re off to Kings Canyon Resort ? an oasis in the outback! Treat yourself to lunch (own expense). To see Kings Canyon from above, take an optional scenic helicopter flight (creek bed walkers only), or bring your swimmers if you?d like to take a dip in the resort?s pool.
Scenic Return Journey
AAT Kings then drop you at your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort at approximately 5pm (Oct Mar) or 5:30pm (Apr-Sep).