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Starting From AU$470.00
Starting From AU$470.00

Rock the Centre ex Yulara #GDayATA

Pushed for time? Strapped for cash? This trip starts at Uluru gets you to the Outback's biggest drawcards in minimum time, at a minimum cost.

The Outback and its attractions may be big, but that doesn't mean you need heaps of time to see them. This trip, which offers the choice of starting and finishing in either Alice Springs or Yulara, makes it possible to see the region's best-known attractions in a short amount of time. Get to know Uluru guided or on your own, navigate the boulder-strewn landscape of Kata Tjuta on a Valley of the Winds Walk and discover lost cities and a Garden of Eden on the Rim Walk through Kings Canyon. The Outback's never been so accessible.

Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon – in only three days. 

Why you'll love this trip

  • This is a no-frills camping trip for those who want a cheap and cheerful visit to the red Centre

  • Sleep under the stars in a swag - the Aussie way!

  • Daily departures means you can be flexible and take advantage of cheap domestic flights

Day 1 : Uluru
After meeting your Guide at the Ayers Rock Resort, we'll check out the Cultural Centre with coffee in hand, before we walk over to the main attraction, Uluru. Depending on how active you're feeling, you may choose to do the full base walk of Uluru which is around 10km. No two angles of the Rock are the same, and it's sheer size will leave you gobsmacked by the time you've lapped it. If you'd rather do a shorter walk follow the signs to the Mala Walk before strolling to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the evening, watch a spectacular Uluru sunset while enjoying some tasty snacks. Once the sun has set we'll drive on to our night's campsite for hot showers and a hearty dinner. Sleep in a permanent tent or in a swag (Aussie bedroll) under the stars. Note: Total driving time today is about 45 minutes. Total walking time will depend on which option you choose in the afternoon, approximately two to three hours.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru sunrise, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
Rise early for an included breakfast and memorable Uluru sunrise. Next, head to Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) for a guided walk at Kata Tjuta, returning to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to our remote bush camp in Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and freshen up with a hot shower. Tonight’s dinner will be an authentic Outback BBQ. Note: Total driving time today is around four hours (approximately 300kms). Total walking time is approximately two and a half hours.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Canyon
After breakfast, drive to Kings Canyon for a guided hike along the Canyon Rim Walk (6km). This varied landscape of chasms, canyons and cliffs is one of the most spectacular and surprising in the Outback. Enter a natural amphitheatre, discover the Lost City, cool off under the shade of the Garden of Eden's leafy palm trees and admire panoramic views from the North and South Walls. After lunch we'll make tracks back to Alice Springs with a few leg-stretches on the way, before pulling into Alice early evening. Note: Total driving time today is about six hours (approximately 500kms) Total walking time is approximately three hours.
Meals :Lunch

Departure location: Outback Pioneer Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport (dependant on flight arrival time, confirm at time of booking)

Please note pick up times from Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) do vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes. Please advise flight details at time of booking and contact us if you require further information. The Yulara Airport Shuttle (free) is available to catch from the airport to the Desert Gardens Hotel. No bookings are required, just look for the shuttle out the front of the airport once luggage has been collected. Please be ready and waiting for pick up at the correct time and location as above.

Year Round: Daily

Arrival location: Alice Springs early evening day 3 

A sleeping bag is required - bring your own or pre-purchase at time of booking.