Days
4
Price from
1016AUD
AR4YY_ATA_2023

Experience the highlights of the Red Centre in just 3 nights.

With just the right amount of time to see all of the major highlights of the Red Centre, visit the majestic Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon too. In the evening enjoy an authentic camping experience … with a soft landing. Save time and money by starting in Yulara, which is only minutes away from the Ayers Rock Airport and Uluru.


Start
Yulara, Australia
Finish
Yulara, Australia
Destinations
Northern Territory,The Outback,Uluru
Style
Powered Camps
Theme
Explorer,New trips
Code
AR4YY
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 8, Max 23

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Save time and accommodation before and after your trip by flying directly to Ayers Rock Airport (very close to Yulara), and only minutes away from Uluru. By starting and finishing your tour at Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), you’ll save eight (8) hours of driving-time compared to a tour that starts and finishes in Alice Springs. By starting and finishing your tour at Yulara you will also save two nights of Alice Springs accommodation.  
  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru and hike through natural amphitheaters, rocky chasms, and lush oasis in Kings Canyon. 
  • Eat under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the Outback and experience the true magic of the Red Centre. 

Is this trip right for you? 

  • Are you starting and finishing your tour in Yulara? If so, this is the trip for you! The ‘3 night Uluru Adventure, Yulara to Yulara’ starts and finishes in the resort town of Yulara, which is only minutes away from the Ayers Rock Airport and Uluru. This tour also saves time by allowing you to fly in and out of Ayers Rock Airport (from most major Australian airports) so you can arrive on day 1 and leave on day 4 of your tour.   Please note: If the start and finish locations do not suit your plans, please select one of Adventure Tours Australia’s other three options, which allows you to;  
    1. Start and finish in Alice Springs, 
    2. Start in Yulara and finish in Alice Springs 
    3. Start in Alice Springs and finish in Yulara. 

    To see these options please visit here 

  • This isn’t a basic camping experience, as you’ll be treated to creature comforts such as comfy mattresses, linen, power and a fan. 
  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be more than 40 degrees Celsius in the shade (the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection, and drink plenty of water. Between June and August the evening temperatures can drop below zero degrees Celsius, so bring some thick socks, layers and a warm jacket.
  • 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 remote areas of the desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. 
  • Camping out in the open may not appeal to some people, although a comfortable mattress, linen and power for your devices are provided. 
  • Group participation is important on this trip, so you’ll be required to help with the preparation of meals and cleaning up. These are the kind of tasks that bring a group closer together. 

Itinerary

Uluru is the heart of Australia and represents so much about this country; its size, its beauty and its culture. Shortly after you arrive, the unmistakable Uluru will emerge from the earth as one giant boulder. Walk off your lunch at Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s), only a short drive from its counterpart. With its 36 various-sized domes, it provides quite a contrast to Uluru. You’ll get to know the landscape pretty well on an afternoon hike between the domes. As the evening unfolds, enjoy a light snack as the sun slowly sets, casting a variety of earthy tones across Uluru. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars. 

Accommodation

Powered camp (with shared facilities)

Included Activities
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance Fee 
  • Walpa Gorge walk
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information

The total driving time today is around 2.5 hours. Total walking time is approximately 2-hour. 

An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise as the sun hits the icon like a beacon, before the light floods the surrounding landscape. Your guide will take you to one of the significant cultural sights of Uluru, outlining Anangu rock art and passing on one of the creation stories of the site. While the morning is fresh, the time is yours to enjoy the self-guided, full base walk of Uluru, taking in all of the textures and valleys up-close, which isn’t evident from afar. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art at the Cultural Centre, hand-crafted by local First Nation Peoples of the Western and Central Deserts. Travel onto our exclusive campsite near the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will have dinner and enjoy the stars. 

Western Deserts regions at the Cultural Centre. Travel onto our exclusive campsite near the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.

Accommodation

Powered camp (with shared facilities)

Included Activities
  • Uluru Cultural Centre 
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

The total driving time today is around 3.5 hours. Total walking time is approximately 2.5 hours (or up to 3.5 if you do the full 10km base walk). 

The main attraction of Watarrka National Park is undoubtedly Kings Canyon – a humungous gorge enclosed by sheer rock walls many meters high. With its porous sandstone, deep gullies and hidden rock pools, it provides shelter to more than 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will point these out on a trek that takes in the canyon’s most famous locations – the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre, and ofcourse the North & South Walls of the canyon. After lunch, we hit the road again for a three-hour drive to Yulara. This evening, you have choice to enjoy one of the following optional activities; a Sunset Camel Cruise, the Field of Lights, Sounds of Silence, the Wintjiri Wiru Drone display; or if you’d like to experience the Uluru sunset from a different perspective (and free of charge), tonight is the opportunity to do it! After dinner, relax at your camp for a night under the stars. 

Accommodation

Powered camp (with shared facilities) (1 night) 

Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk 
  • Ewings Lookout, sunset viewing area
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

Total driving time today is around 3 hours. Total walking time is approximately 3.5 hours. For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of three litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles. If you would like to do one of the optional activities we highly recommend booking this directly with the supplier and well in advance of your tour  

After a short sleep-in, enjoy a hearty breakfast at our exclusive camp. Depending on your departure time, choose to take our free 10-minute transfer direct to Yulara’s Desert Gardens Hotel, or Uluru Airport (Ayers Rock Airport, airport code: AYQ). If you have plenty of spare time before your flight, so you have the opportunity to leave your luggage at the Desert Gardens Hotel, and spend some time in Yulara Resort shopping at your leisure. Please note: There’s regular free airport shuttles from the Desert Gardens Hotel to the Ayers Rock Airport. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
Special Information

The total driving time today is around 15 minutes 

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Important notes

  1. Trip commences in Yulara and finishes in Yulara approx 9am on day 4.
  2. Your pick up may be from the Yulara Airport or the Desert Gardens Hotel, this will depend on your time of travel. Please advise flight arrival details
  3. 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.
  4. You can also join this trip in Alice Springs from 6am on Day 1; see tour code AR4AY

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