Days
3
Price from
$463AUD
Map of Rock to Rock including Australia

Walk the rim of Kings Canyon, and watch the sun rise and set over the heart of the Red Centre, Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Get your Outback stripes on this three-day jaunt that takes in the most spectacular rock attractions of Australia's Red Centre. Hop aboard a camel for a saunter across the desert, explore lost cities and gardens of Eden along the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, navigate the chasms of Kata Tjuta on a guided tour and get to know Uluru on your own terms during an unescorted morning wander before returning to Yulara.

From 15 October 2018 this trip will be called Uluru Camping Getaway. There are no changes to the itinerary or trip code.


Start
Yulara, Australia
Finish
Yulara, Australia
Destinations
Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback
Style
Basix
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
PBORY
Physical rating
Trip rating
4 reviews
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24

Why you'll love this trip

  • Fly in and out of Yulara, saving you hundreds of KM driving between Alice Springs and Yulara

  • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand

  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru

  • Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback

  • Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a 'no frills' Basix trip. Camping is in permenant tents with swags and sleeping bags

  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.

  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

  • On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.

  • Group participation makes up a lot of this trip, so you'll be required to help with preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

PICK UP: Desert Gardens Hotel. See "Joinng Point Instructions" for pick up times

The Outback. The Red Centre. Down Under. The Never Never. Australia’s rugged, rust-cloaked centre has gained itself a fair few monikers over the years, but you really need to travel in the region to appreciate its size and scenery. Following an early afternoon pick-up, we set out across the stark, dramatic terrain of central Australia. The Territory’ can be a pretty unforgiving place and, in cruising through this landscape, you’ll quickly understand how and why it became so engrained in the Australian psyche. Many early pioneers brought camels over to help them traverse what was then one great big unknown. Today you’ll have the opportunity to see Australia just how they would’ve. Our first stop for the day is Kings Creek Station, an authentic outback station. By late afternoon we will have arrived at our night’s secluded campsite located not far from Kings Canyon.

Note: *Pick up times vary at different times of the year as flight schedules change. Please confirm your meeting time and location with our Reservations team. Total driving time is around three and a half hours.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Watarrka National Park Entry Fees
Meals Included
  • Dinner
It’s a 6 km walk around King’s Canyon (a route known as the Rim Walk), so it’s a pretty early start today. We set out after breakfast, before the day gets too hot. Learning from your guide about the area’s flora and fauna as you go, you’ll enter upon the Lost City – a solitary expanse peopled by craggy sandstone domes – then hike up the surrounding ridges for expansive views along the north and South Walls. The descent down into the Garden of Eden is pretty steep in parts, but well worth the effort. Getting back on the road, we’ll drive past the flat-topped rise of Atila (Mt. Conner) and the Curtin Springs Station Roadhouse before arriving at Kata Tjuta. We’ll spend some time here wandering around the site’s red rock domes on a guided walk, then finish the day toasting the outback’s famous Uluru sunset.

Total driving time today is about three and a half hours.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
It’s an early start this morning, but you won’t be disappointed after you witness a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh, enjoy an unguided walk around the base of the Rock. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the history of Uluru as your Leader enlightens you about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It is a unique opportunity to share experiences, connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. The tour will finish at Ayers Rock Resort or Yulara Airport before lunch.

Note: Total driving time is about one hour. A compulsory transfer fee will apply for any flights booked to depart before 12:30pm. If the levy isn’t paid in advance then you’ll have to make payment directly to your leader.
Included Activities
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Uluru Base Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

All Terrain vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Watarrka National Park Entry Fees
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Uluru Base Walk

Reviews

Our Rock to Rock trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.

Rock to Rock, May 2018

ZIGOR JUARISTI DE LA PENA

Rock to Rock, October 2017

Ines Loef

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Important notes

1. Default pick up point is Desert Gardens Hotel or Yulara Airport Pick up times may vary at different times of the year, please check "Joining Point Instructions" for pick up times
2. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 3 litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.
3. Tour finishes at Desert Gardens hotel at approximately 12:00 on Day 3. Any flights booked to depart before 12:30 will require a compulsory transfer fee.
4. This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us at time of booking.
5. Please note there is no single supplement is available for this trip
6. From 1 April this trip will be called Uluru Camping Getaway. There are no changes to the itinerary or trip code.

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