Uluru & Red Centre Tour

Explore Uluru and the Red Centre, includes Alice Springs, Sunset and Sunrise at Uluru and King’s Canyon : 5 Days comfortable accommodation

Physical Rating:
Easy/Moderate - sightseeing tour

This Alice Springs, Uluru and King’s Canyon tour package offers guests a comfortable as well as adventurous experience of some of Australia’s most recognisable, and spectacular natural sites. Set at a relaxed pace, yet covering all of the major sites, this tour is perfect for those looking to explore our country’s heart, at nature’s pace. Highlights of this package include an Uluru Tour where you will enjoy sunrise and sunset at Uluru, the King’s Canyon Valley of the Wind’s walk, the Sound of Silence Dinner as well as some fantastic water holes, this tour sees it all.

With a small group and a professional tour guide you can trust that this will be a once in a lifetime journey to Australia’s Red Centre.

Uluru & Red Centre Tour Inclusions

  • Friendly Guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Comfortable touring bus, expertly maintained
  • Small Group with a maximum of 12 guests
  • National Park Admissions
  • Visit to the iconic Telegraph Station
  • Memorable Sound of Silence dinner experience under the stars at Uluru

Meals

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

Accommodation:

  • 2 nights at the Aurora Alice Springs or Mercure Alice
  • 1 night at Kings Canyon Resort
  • 1 night at Outback Pioneer

Optional:

  • Transfer from Ayers Rock to Alice Springs at the end of the tour. Subject to availability, please enquire.
  • Accommodation upgrade.

Operated by:

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Pricing:
From $2,299.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $555.00)
Tour Length:
5 Days
Distance walked:
Sightseeing and short walks
Difficulty:
Easy - This is a sightseeing tour. You may choose to complete the Kings Canyon Rim walk which is slightly more challenging. ; See FAQ
Dates:

15 - 19. Aug 2022
22 - 26. Aug 2022
29. Aug - 2. Sep 2022

Highlights of this tour

Tour Itinerary

The itinerary may alter depending on extreme weather conditions and heat.

Day 1: Arrive in Alice Springs

Day 1: Arrive in Alice Springs

Fly into Alice Springs any time today and check into your accommodation at leisure. The Mercure Hotel is centrally located and allows you to wander around this interesting, laid back and quintessentially Aussie outback town.

Accommodation: Aurora Alice Springs or Mercure Alice

Day 2: Alice Springs and West MacDonnell Ranges

Day 2: Alice Springs and West MacDonnell Ranges

The tour starts with a hotel pick up in the comfortably air conditioned minibus. Over the next three days you’ll traverse beautiful backcountry roads with amazing backdrops. First up enjoy a short sightseeing trip of Alice Springs including a stopover at the ANZAC Hill lookout and a visit to the historic Telegraph Station, where ‘The Alice’ was founded.

Afterwards, depart Alice Springs for Simpsons Gap in the Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park (Tjoritja), where you might spot cute rock wallabies during a short walk. Afterwards relax at Ellery Creek Big Hole, the secret site for Arrernte people and a popular outback swimming spot. Experience the Ghostgum Walk at Ormiston Gorge. Finish the day with a comfortable ride back to Alice Springs and enjoy the changing colours along this truly magnificent range

Accommodation: Aurora Alice Springs or Mercure Alice

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Alice Springs - Wararrka National Park (Kings Canyon Tour)

Day 3: Alice Springs - Wararrka National Park (Kings Canyon Tour)

After breakfast, depart Alice Springs and take the comfortable Stuart and Lasseter Highway across a colourful semi-desert to Watarrka National Park. In the afternoon enjoy the 3 hour walk up and across the famous Kings Canyon plateau, from the sandstone domes of the ‘Lost City’ to the oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’. Feel on top of the world as you walk along the towering red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below. Finish the day at Kings Canyon Resort where you will have dinner and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Please note: If the temperature is over 36 degrees, the Kings Canyon walk is closed and an alternative activity will be provided.

Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Watarrka - Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park

Day 4: Watarrka - Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park

This morning we will drive past the rolling red sand dunes and the dry salt lakes to see Kata-Tjuta (the Olgas) in all it’s glory. The Valley of the Winds walk is about 1-2 hours and well worth the effort, to get up to the look out.

The afternoon / evening will be one to remember as we enjoy the sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock). This must be one of the most recognisable natural sites on the planet and we will follow up the remarkable desert sunset, with the unforgettable “Sound of Silence” billion star dining experience.

Accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Uluru Tour

Day 5: Uluru Tour

Making the most of this day, we will be up early to see sunrise on the rock, before a relaxed pace walk to a water hole and some art sights. There will be time to check out the award-winning Cultural Centre as well.

For those flying out of Yulara, we will drop you off at the airport, otherwise for those who want a lift back to Alice, we will take the highway, and be back in AS by mid afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.

Accommodation

  • 2 nights at the Aurora Alice Springs or Mercure Alice
  • 1 night at Kings Canyon Resort
  • 1 night at Outback Pioneer

The motel style accommodation is allocated on a double or twin share basis. If you are a solo traveller we will room you with another solo traveller of the same gender. Single supplements are available for an additional $555.

 

What to bring

Due to health and safety requirements, please limit your luggage to one medium sized, soft sided bag per person. Length + width + height should not exceed 140 cm. The maximum weight of the bag shouldn’t exceed 15 kg. If you’re travelling as a couple, please pack two smaller bags rather than one large one. Your day pack is in addition to your main luggage bag.

Suggested items to pack for your tour:

  • Day-pack – one with a waist strap is best to help take some weight off your shoulders
  • Shorts or trousers and shirts for walking – lightweight and quick-dry material are best
  • Casual clothing for evenings
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Socks – whichever thickness you’re comfortable in (thick explorer socks can get quite hot)
  • Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes (ankle support is recommended as manysurfaces are rocky and uneven)
  • Sun protection – hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (and consider your clothing)
  • Any preferred first aid supplies such as blister treatment (Your guides will also carry afirst-aid kit)
  • Water bottle/s – 3 litre capacity at least
  • Insect Repellent

** Prepare for dessert temperatures, days can be quite clear and mild but they can also be very cold. Nights are quite cold (average min 0°C)

Food

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

Transport

Transport is by an air-conditioned tour coach, designed for comfort in outback conditions. Vehicles are regularly serviced to ensure their safety and reliability. They contain remote communications technology and recovery gear in case of emergency.

In the case of breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances affecting the vehicle or guide, the operator reserves the right to substitute vehicles and guides other than those specified, to ensure the operation of a tour.

Seat Allocation: Seats on tour vehicle are not pre allocated. To ensure all participants get to enjoy window seats we encourage a daily seat rotation system.

This tour includes

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Continental breakfast at your accommodation

Start the day on the right foot with a simple, healthy breakfast

Emergency support

Wilderness first aid trained guides carry radios, satellite phones and a full first aid kit so you can walk without worry.

Excellent itinerary and planning

Drawn from 22 years experience.

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Healthy packed lunches

Pack a healthy salad or roll in the morning to enjoy for lunch each day out on the trail.

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Home made morning tea each day

Enjoy a slice of home-baked cake and a hot cuppa each morning on the track - we'll even carry the thermos for you!

National Park entrance fees

Transport built for outback conditions

Transport is by an air-conditioned custom built 4WD tour coach, designed for comfort in outback conditions. Regularly serviced to ensure safety and reliability. Fitted with communication and recovery gear in case of emergency.

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Two fun and professional Inspiration Outdoors guides

We'll feed you, tell you stories, help you achieve the walks safely and make sure everything goes to plan so that you don't have to worry about a thing

Enjoy the benefits of travelling in a small group!

Pricing

From $2,299.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $555.00)

Secure your seat with a $350pp deposit

Money-Back Guarantee

Our number one priority at Inspiration Outdoors is to ensure our guests have a great experience on EVERY tour.
We can't guarantee the weather, bush fires or events beyond our control, but we do guarantee that:
– your guides are professional, friendly and hard working.
– your itinerary is well organised and thought out.
– the particulars of your tour (accommodation, transport, food etc), are as described on the website and in the tour notes.
We stand behind our guarantees. If you come on a tour with Inspiration Outdoors and we do not fulfil these promises, we will give you your money back.

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After you have filled in a registration form, we will send you all extra information you may need, including a list of what to bring and how best to prepare for the tour.

Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour (bookings can still be made within six weeks of tour start date if there are places available). We will email or call you to remind you when this is due.

Finally, we will contact you prior to your tour to confirm pick-up times and locations. If you have any questions or concerns at all before or after you have booked, please don't hesitate to get in touch so we can go through them with you.

What are my payment options?

Payment can be made by:

  • Direct deposit
  • Cheque
  • Credit card

Can I cancel my booking?

If you need to cancel your tour;

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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