Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), tour Kata Tjuta and enjoy an outback BBQ. Take a cultural walk then travel to Kings Canyon. Visit Standley Chasm and take an Alice Springs City Tour.
|Start||Ayers Rock @ 02.00 PM|
|Finish||Alice Springs @ 10.00 AM|
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm). Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge. Witness a spectacular Uluru sunset from the sunset viewing area and enjoy the changing colours of Ulu?u with nibbles and complimentary wine.
Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget),
Outback Pioneer Hotel (Standard),
Desert Gardens Hotel (Superior or Superior + Wilderness) or
Sails in the Desert Hotel (First Class or First Class + Wilderness),
Ayers Rock Resort.
Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Ulu?u alight. After sunrise join your Guide for a drive around the base of Ulu?u. Travel by coach to the Mu?itjulu Walk where you will be escorted to the beautiful Mu?itjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicates native flora and fauna and explains the history of Ulu?u. Visit the Ulu?u - Kata Tju?a Cultural Centre to see locally-made arts and crafts before traveling to Kings Canyon.
Hotel: Kings Canyon Lodge (Budget),
Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Standard or Superior),
Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge* (Superior + Wilderness or First Class + Wilderness) or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (First Class), Kings Canyon.
This morning make the climb to the rim of the Canyon, where you will be rewarded with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Continue the 3 hour walk around the canyon with your Guide as you hear and learn about the geology and history of this amazing formation. Take a rest and a moment to enjoy the tranquillity of the 'Garden of Eden'. Alternatively, take the more leisurely 1½ hour walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Travel to Kings Creek Station for lunch (own expense). There is time for a scenic helicopter flight (own expense) to view Kings Canyon from the air. Travel through beautiful desert landscapes from Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs. Stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea, before arriving in Alice Springs.
Hotel: Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis (Budget), Aurora Alice Springs (Standard), Chifley Alice Springs Resort (First Class or First Class + Wilderness) or Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs (Superior), Alice Springs, 2 nights.
Visit Simpson's Gap and Standley Chasm. See the sights on arrival in Alice Springs.
This morning you're headed for the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. You'll pass the John Flynn Memorial en route to your first stop at the incredible Simpsons Gap. Walk through Simpsons Gap to the waterhole and stop for morning tea. Next, you'll arrive at Angkerle (Standley Chasm) where you'll enjoy a light lunch prepared by the local indigenous caterers. Returning to Alice Springs you'll see the sights of the region hub of the Australian outback. Visit the interesting School of the Air and Overland Telegraph Station to learn more of the history of the Alice. Next, stop by the highly respected Royal Flying Doctor Service before visiting the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia. Finish your day with a stop at Anzac Hill for breathtaking panoramic views of Alice Springs and the East and West MacDonnell Ranges.
Included Meals: Lunch
Your tour concludes this morning. Transfers are not included.