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Pushed for time? Strapped for cash? This trip 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, and Kings Canyon – in only three days.

Yulara, Australia
Alice Springs, Australia
Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback
Physical rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24

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

  • Walk the iconic valley of the Winds

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

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

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip tends to appeal for a budget backpacker market, so perhaps not the most suitable for families or older clients

  • Food is basic but plentiful, and all meals are participatory meaning everyone pitches in to help prepare, cook, and clean up after meals


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Feb 2018 to 31 Mar 2020.
View the 2020 itinerary
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.
Included Activities
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Rise early for an included breakfast and memorable Uluru sunrise. Next, head to Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) for a guided 5.5km walk through the legendary Valley of the Winds, 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.
Included Activities
  • Valley of the Winds walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.

Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle


Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Valley of the Winds walk
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk

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Important notes

1. You can also join this trip in Alice Springs on Day 1; see tour code PRTC3
2. This Basix trip requires a sleeping bag.
3. Trip commences Yulara at the Ayers Rock resort and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6pm. Onward travel is to be booked the following day.

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