Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon
A 3 day stopover combining the Ayers Rock Explorer with a stay at Kings Canyon.
- Sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock
- Walpa Gorge at the mysterious Olgas
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
- Guide walking tour of Kings Canyon
Day 1: Ayers Rock
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 2:00pm). Join your driver guide for a drive around the base of Ayers Rock. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. View ancient rock art and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru - Kate Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the cultural significance of the region. Later this afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying niblles and sparkling wine.
Hotel: Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights - a choice of Budget, Standard or Superior hotels.
Day 2: The Olgas
Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Afterwards board your coach and travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. This afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.
Day 3: Kings Canyon
This morning join your Driver Guide for the rocky climb to the canyon rim for superb views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness, supportive footwear essential). Alternatively explore the canyon floor (an easier, shady walk).
Travel through the desert to Alice Springs.
Standard accommodation - from £509
Superior accommodation - from £525
First Class accommodation - from £575
Red Centre Explorer from £565
From prices are per person based on two sharing a double or twin room. Peak season supplements apply from July to November.
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