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5 Day Alice, Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure

AAT Kings Short Break starting in Alice Springs and finishing in Alice Springs

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 5 Day Alice, Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure. Be amazed by the sights that the Red Centre has to offer. Tour the town of Alice Springs and walk among the rock formations at Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Take in...read more

Overview

Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Short Break (Premium)
Duration: 5 Days
From: Alice Springs to Alice Springs
Tour Code: AA43
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 1,177
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 78
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Alice Springs

On arrival at Alice Springs Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12 noon). Tour the sights of 'The Alice' including the historic Telegraph Station. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. At the Alice Springs Reptile Park you will see unique central Australian reptiles, such as the Perentie Lizard and Thorny Devil. Finish the day with panoramic views of Alice Springs and the ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.

  • Budget: Aurora Alice Springs
  • Standard: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Superior: Chifley Alice Springs Resort (River Gum Rooms)
2

Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) aboard a luxury coach. Take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. While travelling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. Learn the natural and geological history of the region, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna such as the Perentie monitor lizard, the thorny devil and the red kangaroo. Hear about the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginals. View flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying canapés and a complimentary glass of wine.

Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner

After sunset, join us under the stars at our exclusive venue. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival, then dine on a menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There's time for stargazing too (weather permitting). Inform your tour consultant if you wish to include this in the tour.
3

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. After watching the sunrise travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon, enjoy time at your leisure.
4

Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The circuit walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and is rocky and steep in parts. It is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor. After lunch (own expense), we return to Alice Springs. (B)

  • Budget: Aurora Alice Springs
  • Standard: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Superior: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
5

Depart Alice Springs

You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Alice Springs Town Tour
  • Atila (Mt. Connor)
  • See Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise
  • Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Walpa Gorge
  • Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park

Travel Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Uluru National Park Ticket
  • Entry to the School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Telegraph Station & The Alice Springs Reptile Centre
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers (if flight information provided at time of booking)

Included Meals

  • 1 Breakfast
  • Wine and canapés (Day 2)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits (Day 3)

What To Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle (3L capacity during hotter months)
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness Requirement

  • Low level of fitness required for Uluru base walk. Base walk is a one hour (approximately) gentle walk on flat ground. Good level of fitness required for Kings Canyon rim walk. Low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.

Arrival & Departure

  • Trips begin daily at 1.45pm (Mar-Nov) and Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb) from Alice Springs (flights to arrive into Alice Springs prior to 12pm)
  • Trips conclude on the morning of day 5 in Alice Springs (flights to depart Alice Springs at anytime)

Trip Notes

  • Ensure that you bring water (a minimum of 2L is recommended) for all walking tours.
  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
  • On Day 4, during the hotter months of the year where temperatures can reach and exceed 36° C or 97° F, the Watarrka National Park Rangers strongly advise that visitors do not take part in the Kings Canyon Rim Climb. Heat exhaustion, over these hotter months, is a very high possibility and a danger in such remote regions. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our clients we offer a guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed as an alternative. It is essential for all rim walkers during the hotter months to have 3 litres of water – iced water is available to top up bottles on board the coach.

Operator Details

AAT Kings Reviews: (343)
Tours on Sale: 86
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Small Group Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand

Reviews (1)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Alice, Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure with AAT Kings.
SA, Australia
Jul 2015
1 Trip
“A very enjoyable experience”
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A very enjoyable experience, both, the tour and the booking procedure. Not an issue, just feedback for the operator AAT Kings: Our names didn't make it on Alice Wanderer's list for the transfers from or to the airport. (Alice Wanderer did take us at no extra cost though!) Special thanks to Emily Cran for handling our booking fantastically!
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High Season Budget $ 1,221 Request Quote
High Season Standard $ 1,329 Request Quote
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Low Season Budget $ 1,177 Request Quote
Low Season Standard $ 1,259 Request Quote
Low Season Superior $ 1,401 Request Quote
This short break departs daily (Apr-Nov & Mar) and Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb) High Season: 1 Jun - 30 Nov; Low Season: 1 Apr - 31 May & 1 Dec - 31 Mar 2018
The adult prices above include the National Park Entry Fee. Children under 15 prices are also available on request. Terms & Conditions apply to any discounts and/or specials above. Your Tour Consultant will apply the appropriate discounts automatically and detail any currently applicable 'Exclusive Specials'.

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