Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon BusTour

Ayers Rock  to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon BusTour

Drive through sandhill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (own expense). In Kings Canyon make the rocky climb with your Guide to the rim of the canyon to be rewarded with marvellous views. The climb may take up to three hours and is for those with a good level of fitness. Or you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor, an easier walk. Return to Alice Springs.

Tour Highlights

  • Outback Station Life at Kings Creek Station
  • Kings Canyon
  • The Lost City
  • Rim Walk or Creek Bed Walk
  • The Garden of Eden

Tour Info

Code AK-Y20
Style
  • Bus Transfer
Duration 13.5 Hours
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Note

Child $149- Concession rate is applicable for Australian Concession card holders only.

Vehicle Luxury Coach
Suitability Open Age
Start Ayers Rock @ 04.30 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 07.30 pm

**Welcome to Kings Canyon

As you leave Ayers Rock Resort on your way to Kings Creek Station, you'll get a sense of the remoteness of outback Australia. Watch as the wildlife wakes for the day - camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes.

** Kings Creek Station

This cattle and camel station covers 1,800 square kilometres. Relax in the café where you'll be treated to a cooked breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

** Kings Canyon

Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.

** Canyon Rim or Creek Bed Walk

In Kings Canyon make the rocky climb with your guide to the rim of the canyon to be rewarded with marvellous views over Watarrka National Park. The climb may take up to three hours and is for those with a good level of fitness. Or explore the boulder-strewn creek bed, an easier shady walk following the trail between the two sheer walls of the canyon.

** Rim Walk & The Garden of Eden

The six kilometre Rim Walk is a once in a lifetime experience. Climb up a 100 metre cliff face and walk around the rim of the canyon. Marvel at impressive views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs.

Deep down between sandstone cliffs, is the Garden of Eden. Here is a natural spring waterhole surrounded by local and exotic plants and trees such as gums, bonsai looking trees and enormous prehistoric ferns, creating a truly unique landscape.

** Creek Bed Walk

The Creek Bed Walk is ideal if you're interested in something more relaxing. After taking in the sights, set off on a two kilometre stroll along the creek bed, with views of the impressive canyon rim.

You will need to bring your own water bottles, which altogether are able to hold a minimum capacity of 3 litres per person (these can be filled with water on board the coach). We highly recommended that you have sturdy walking shoes, comfortable protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen as well.

** Kings Canyon Resort

Now we're off to Kings Canyon Resort - an oasis in the outback! Treat yourself to lunch (own expense). To see Kings Canyon from above, take an optional scenic helicopter flight (creek bed walkers only), or bring your swimmers if you'd like to take a dip in the resort's pool.

** Scenic Journey to Alice Springs

Enjoy amazing outback scenery as we travel to Alice Springs.

SCHEDULE

Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.

4.00amDepart Ayers Rock

7.00amKings Creek Station (breakfast)

8.15amKings Canyon

11.30amKings Canyon Resort

7.30pmAlice Springs

INCLUSIONS

  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Experienced Driver Guides, 
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sturdy and comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and protective clothing
  • Water bottle(s) able hold a total minimum capacity of 3 litres
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness requirement

  • Good level of fitness required. There is a three hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the canyon floor walk.   

Note

  • The operators of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park recommend each guest to carry one (1) litre of water per hour of walking.
  • You will need to bring your own water bottles, which altogether are able to hold a minimum capacity of 3 litres per person (these can be filled with water on board the coach). We highly recommended that you have sturdy walking shoes, comfortable protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen as well.