3 Days Rock the Centre Alice Springs/Uluru Return Tour

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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.

3 Days Rock the Centre Alice Springs/Uluru Return Tour
From$425 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

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

Tour Info

Code AD-RTC3
  • Basic Camping
Duration 3 Days
Price From $425

Daily all year round

Vehicle Private Vehicle
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Alice Springs @ 05.45 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 06.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Leaving Alice Springs behind, hit the road for Australia's legendary Outback. First stop for the day is an outback roadhouse for a quick breakfast (at your own expense). Then it's back on the road for the drive to Yulara, stopping off along the way for views of Mount Connor and the Salt lakes.

After lunch, jump back in the vehicle and travel into Uluru National Park. 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 a glass of sparkling wine and some snacks. Once the sun has set we'll drive on to our night's campsite for hot showers and a hearty dinner. This evening sleep in a swag (Aussie bedroll) under the stars.

Note: Total driving time today is about five and a half hours (approximately 450kms) from Alice Springs.

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 and 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

, and back to Alice Springs

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 around six hours (approximately 500kms).

Total walking time is approximately three hours.

Included Activities

Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Meals Included : Breakfast & Lunch


  • Experienced guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • Accommodation transfers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle and
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)


  • Basix accommodation consists of simple permanent quad share tents with single sleeping platforms. Each person will be given a swag (Aussie bed roll) that can be used to sleep outdoors or placed on a sleeping platform in a tent. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one from us. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish.

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Warm clothing in winter
  • Water bottle
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Insect repellent/net
  • Camera
  • Travel pillow
  • Sleeping bag (can be purchased )


  • You can also join this trip in Yulara (Uluru) on Day 1; see tour code AD-PRTC3Y
  • The Basix trip requires a sleeping bag. ( canbe purchased with us on boarding or bring your own)
  • Trip commences in Alice Springs on day 1 at 5:45am and finishes in Alice Springs day 3 at approx 6 pm. Onward travel is to be booked the following day.
  • We reserve the right to use other trusted local operators when minimum numbers are not met for our tour.
  • Itineraries may also vary and/or attractions substituted due to other seasonal conditions, traditional owner and national park requirements.
  • *Please note pick up times from Ayers Rock Resort do vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes. Please contact our customer service team for further information.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the airconditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. Conversely, in July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre purchase a sleeping bag from us.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies in a soft bag or backpack.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travelers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.
  • It is your responsibility to advise Operation  if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Operation with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.

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