5 Day Ultimate Uluru & Kings Canyon Discovery

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

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 5 Day Ultimate Uluru & Kings Canyon Discovery. Explore the magnificent Red Centre. Discover Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and take in Uluru's beautiful sunrise and sunset. Enjoy an exclusive BBQ dinner under the stars and immerse yourself in local culture...read more


Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Short Break (Premium)
Duration: 5 Days
From: Alice Springs to Alice Springs
Tour Code: AA44
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Visits: Australia
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Day By Day


Welcome to Alice Springs

This afternoon tour 'The Alice', including a visit to the historic Telegraph Station. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. At the Alice Springs Reptile Centre you will see unique central Australian reptiles. Later enjoy 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

Alice Springs – Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sunset & Barbecue Dinner

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.

This afternoon join your guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out native flora and fauna and explains the history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre then head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. As the sun sets, you'll be witness to the many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous. Continue to our exclusive barbecue venue. Dine on a variety meats and salads and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There's even time for stargazing (conditions permitting).


Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kings Canyon

Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then 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. In the early afternoon, travel by luxury coach through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach. After turning off the Lasseter Highway and onto the Luritja Road your Driver/Guide will provide informative commentary about the history of the surrounding cattle stations. After you arrive at Kings Canyon Resort there may be time to view the sun set behind Carmichaels Crag, or attend the award winning 'Under the Desert Moon' dinner, exclusive to Kings Canyon Resort (own expense).

Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

This morning join a guided climb to the rim of Kings 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 rim 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.

Stop at Kings Creek Station to purchase lunch (own expense) and take some time to explore this working cattle station. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes on your way to Alice Springs. Informative commentary is provided by your Driver/Guide. Stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea (own expense). Continue on to Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway, as the sun sets in the west over the rugged plains.
  • Budget: Aurora Alice Springs
  • Standard: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Superior: Chifley Alice Springs Resort

Farewell from Alice Springs

Your tour concludes this morning in Alice Springs. You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight (if flight information provided at time of booking).

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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 Dinner
  • Canapés and wine at sunset (Day 2)
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits at sunrise (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

Arrival & Departure

  • Trips begin daily at 2pm (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

Region: Australia
Style: Short Break
Accommodation: Mixed
Location: Various
Guided: Driver Guide
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Optional on Tour
Max Group Size: 49 (Avg. 40)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: AAT Kings for trips in Australia. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Prices & Dates ($AU)

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