Premium Uluru & Kings Canyon Tour with Emu Run
Take in stunning views of heritage-listed sites and witness ancient cultural practices. Dine al fresco as the sun goes down and tick the coveted Uluru sunset experience off your list. The extended length of this trip gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the remote Australian outdoors. You’ll travel and sleep in total comfort and be guided by friendly, professional tour guides on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
- 1 Night pre tour in Alice Springs at the Diplomat Alice Springs in a Standard Room
- Uluru Sunset with a glass of bubbly
- Uluru: Guided Mala Walk
- Uluru: Guided Mutitjulu Waterhole Walk
- Kata Tjuta: Walpa Gorge Walk
- Aboriginal Cultural Centre
- Kings Creek Station
- Kings Canyon Rim Walk
- Mount Connor Lookout
- Tour Day 1:
- Professional, accredited tour guide
- Comfortable air-conditioned transport
- BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
- Buffet breakfast
- Freshly made packed lunch
- Pick-up from your Alice Springs accommodation
- Uluru Park entrance fee
- Fruit & snacks throughout the day
- Superior overnight room at Sails in the Desert (5 star – Ayers Rock Resort)
- Tour Day 2:
- Cooked breakfast at Kings Creek Station
- Experienced driver and guide
- Comfortable air-conditioned coach
- Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort
Please be aware flights are not included in the package price and should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking. If you are booking your own flights this package begins in Alice Springs and ends in Uluru/Ayers Rock Airport.
Arrive in Alice Springs and make your own way to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.
Accommodation: Diplomat Hotel Alice Springs
Join our professional tour guides and see the real outback. We will collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation and head to the first stop of our day tour at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast. We then travel to Kata Tjuta (previously known at the Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Marvel at the domes of Kata Tjuta on your first walk of the day, while taking in sweeping views of the open plains on the return walk. Our group then visits the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people. We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here, your tour guide will take you on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the wonder of the sheer vertical walls. Along the way, your guide will tell stories of the Anangu People. Your coach will transport you to the back section of Uluru, where we start a second guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will take you along a short track to the waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi, sharing stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by the Anangu people, whose ancestors are still alive today. Take in a breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly (or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ dinner. This is an unmissable Australian experience and will be one you never forget. Unpack your bag for a comfortable night at the luxury resort, Sails in the Desert. Past guests refer to the friendly service and spacious, comfortable rooms when leaving a five-star rating.
Accommodation: Sails in the Desert
You will be picked up from Sails in the Desert at approximately 4 am (Oct-Mar) or 5 am (Apr-Sep) so you can experience the majesty of a red centre sunrise for yourself. You’ll get a true sense of the remoteness of outback Australia as you travel to Kings Creek Station. Watch as the local wildlife wakes for the day and keep an eye out for dromedary camels, kangaroos, brumbies and dingoes. This cattle and camel station covers 1,800 square kilometres. Relax in the café where you’ll be treated to a cooked breakfast. Their coffee is said to be the best in the Territory! 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. 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. Continue to The Garden of Eden. This spot is a tropical oasis with a natural spring waterhole that is surrounded by lush exotic plant life. You’ll come across 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. The Creek Bed Walk is ideal if you’re interested in something more relaxing. After leisurely taking in the sights, you’ll set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the creek bed that leads to views of the impressive canyon rim. 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. Enjoy amazing outback scenery as we head back to Ayers Rock Resort, returning at approximately 5:30 pm.
On sale until 30 July 2021. For travel 1 September 2021 until 31 March 2022. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. PLEASE NOTE: an additional night accommodation may be required (extra cost) depending upon flight availability at the time of booking. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 1 June 2021 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on per person twin share. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.
*Mates Rates offer must be booked within the campaign period of 29 May – 30 September 2021 and applies to select marked packages only (view eligible packages here). Travel must occur from 1 September 2021 and by, or on, 30 April 2022. Discounts will apply as follows based on the original NT Now pricing to a maximum of $1000 off per person. Spend $500-$999 per person, receive $200 off person. Spend $1000-$1999 per person, receive $300 off person. Spend $2000-$2999 per person, receive $400 off person. Spend $3000-$3999 per person, receive $600 off person. Spend $4000-$4999 per person, receive $800 off per person. Spend $5000 or more, receive a maximum of $1000 off per person. The Mates Rates price is listed. Intra-Territory travel by NT residents is eligible. Standard NT Now conditions apply.