Red Centre Self-Drive Alice Springs, Uluru & Kings Canyon
Red Centre Self-Drive Alice Springs, Uluru & Kings Canyon
Red Centre Self-Drive Alice Springs, Uluru & Kings Canyon
Red Centre Self-Drive Alice Springs, Uluru & Kings Canyon
Red Centre Self-Drive Alice Springs, Uluru & Kings Canyon

Red Centre Self Drive Alice Springs, Uluru & Kings Canyon

Enjoy the freedom of the outback open road with a stay in Alice Springs at the contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs before heading to Kings Canyon for an overnight stay at the tranquil Kings Canyon Resort and then on to Uluru. An exclusive and unforgettable experience awaits with an Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light tour to witness the silent morning stillness of the Red Centre as the sun rises coupled with the immersive Field of Light display by renowned artist, Bruce Munro, all while based in the outback accommodations at the Ayers Rock Resort.

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  6 NIGHTS
  FOR TRAVEL UNTIL 31 MARCH 2025


Tour Inclusions


Please note that this getaway starts and ends in Alice Springs with the 2 nights stay in Alice Springs split with 1 night at the start and end of the itinerary.

Book this package with one of the accommodation options below:

Option 1:
  • 2 night stay in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs in a guest room including daily buffet breakfast, DoubleTree cookie per person, free WiFi, free Parking & late checkout to 1pm. Split stay in Alice Springs with 1 night at the start and end of the itinerary.
  • 1 night stay in Kings Canyon at the Kings Canyon Resort in a standard room including daily breakfast & free Parking. 
  • 3 night stay in Uluru at Outback Hotel including Free Indigenous Activities Program, free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service, free in-room WiFi & free parking.

Option 2:
  • 2 night stay in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs in a guest room including daily buffet breakfast, DoubleTree cookie per person, free WiFi, free Parking & late checkout to 1pm. Split stay in Alice Springs with 1 night at the start and end of the itinerary.
  • 1 night stay in Kings Canyon at the Kings Canyon Resort in a standard room including daily breakfast & free Parking. 
  • 3 night stay in Uluru at Desert Gardens including Free Indigenous Activities Program, free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service, free in-room WiFi & free parking.
Option 3:
  • 2 night stay in Alice Springs at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs in a guest room including daily buffet breakfast, DoubleTree cookie per person, free WiFi, free Parking & late checkout to 1pm. Split stay in Alice Springs with 1 night at the start and end of the itinerary.
  • 1 night stay in Kings Canyon at the Kings Canyon Resort in a standard room including daily breakfast & free Parking.
  • 3 night stay in Uluru at Sails in the Desert including Free Indigenous Activities Program, free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service, free in-room WiFi & free parking.

And, all bookings for this package include the following:

  • 7 day car hire with unlimited kilometres^ and a Standard Damage Recovery Fee†.
    † Upgrade your car hire to include the Ultimate Protection Cover from just $170 per person.
  • Uluru Audio Guide for Self-Guided Touring around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
  • 3 Day National Park Entry Fee.
  • Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light Tour.


Final package price may vary depending on your choice of accommodation. 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.

Read more about the NT's weather seasons here. 

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Enjoy exploring the wonders of the unique city of Alice Springs while based at the modern DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs which boasts stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Your spacious room will offer luxurious bedding, modern interiors and internet access as well as a late check-out. For those who enjoy being active the hotel provides a 24-hour fitness centre, two tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool which overlooks the lush garden landscape. Golfing-enthusiasts need not worry as there is an 18-hole golf course located just next door.


Experience the wonder of the Red Centre at Discovery Kings Canyon Resort, halfway between Uluru and Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory. Just 7 kilometres from the entrance to Watarrka National Park, unforgettable outback landscapes and a variety of accommodation will make your stay with us a lifelong memory. As a sacred site of the Lurijta and Arrente peoples for more than 30,000 years, we encourage you to engage your full set of senses whenever you explore Watarrka. Reward your journey here with anything from a Deluxe Spa Room with private balcony, a newly refurbished Standard Room, or a much-loved Superior Glamping Tent. Walking the Kings Canyon Rim is one of Central Australia’s must-do activities and you can immerse yourself in Indigenous culture with the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Inside Discovery Kings Canyon Resort a range of facilities are there for your comfort and convenience. Enjoy the swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ, laundry room and petrol station before you continue your journey. Dining options range from all-day casual to breakfast buffets and a moonlit serenade under the stars.


Australian hospitality has its own style that combines both professionalism and genuine warmth. You'll find this authentic brand of service at the Outback Hotel. Comfortable, affordable hotel rooms with private bathrooms are perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surroundings. The rooms feature air-conditioning and heating and have tea/coffee making facilities. As a guest at the Hotel you have access to all the facilities the resort has to offer, including shopping, visitor centre, tour desk, and more. This is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Grab a bite to eat served alongside some great music, great conversation, and a few good laughs at the Outback Kitchen, select your preferred cut of meat or fish, including steaks, kangaroo, emu sausages, and barramundi, and cook it yourself at the Outback BBQ, or swap stories of your day's adventures with a cold beverage at the Outback Bar. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant.


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Imagine waking up to a sunrise view of Uluru, blazing red under a sunny Outback sky. Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the Desert Gardens Hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel. Once you've satisfied the urges to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel's substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door. All of Ayers Rock Resort's luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & information centre and cafés located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.


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In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design. This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool. Sails in the Desert's stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa's treatments.


What to do:


Never has an early morning start been more rewarding. The silent morning air that encompasses the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is filled with gasps and amazed ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahhs’ as the first group to wander through the desert paths are met by four acres of flowing fibre optics lights. With the majestic Uluru in the background, begin to fall into silence as you take in what is truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience. These otherworldly spheres of light are internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s latest art installation, Field of Light, and his largest to date, with him and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru.


With the added benefit of car hire included you are free to explore the sights and attractions of the wonderful town of Alice Springs such as the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, School of the Air, Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Anzac Hill and the works of the Kangaroo Sanctuary. Venture beyond the town for incredible scenery, incredible waterholes, ancient Aboriginal sites and galleries and the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. 


Explore the spiritual heart of Australia as you continue to drive the Red Centre Way and experience World Heritage-listed natural wonders such as majestic Uluru. View the dunes of Kata Tjuta against the outback sky and quintessential red dirt, visit the amazing Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park and immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture, people and food for a once in a lifetime holiday at your leisure.


Uluru Audio Guide has over 100 stories covering Uluru’s Aboriginal culture, history, geology and everything in between. The audio guide is available as both a downloadable app or a physical device that can be hired from our reservations desk. The audio guide is is designed to allow your own Self-Guided Touring around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. 


Location & how to get there


Alice Springs Airport (alicespringsairport.com.au) is served by Virgin AustraliaQantas and Air North with capital cities served mostly by daily flights. There are also connections to and from Ayers Rock airport as well as several regional airports, mostly within the NT.


The airport is a 15 minute drive to the centre of town. An airport shuttle meets all flights and serves all central hotels. Car hire is available direct from the airport and there are plentiful taxis available at the airport rank. Private transfers, while available are limited, especially at peak times. Alice Springs can also be reached by The Ghan, from either Darwin or Adelaide. The train station is a short walk from the town centre and a shuttle service, as well as taxis serve all arrivals/departures.


Driving to Alice Springs is scenic from whichever direction you arrive, with the trip from Darwin or Adelaide being one of the most iconic road trips in Australia. Various turn offs along the Stuart Highway lead to points along the East Coast on (mostly) sealed roads. For the adventurous and those that seek true solitude the 1126km unsealed Great Central Road, which links Yalara to Laverton in Central Australia will give you an outback experience like no other.


Package terms

On sale until 29 February 2024. For travel until 31 March 2025. Pricing based on dynamic from rates provided by suppliers and is subject to change. Based on Outback Hotel option between 1 April to 31 May 23. Seasonal supplements apply. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. *Car hire is available as pick-up and drop off Uluru Airport or pick-up and drop-off Alice Springs Airport only. ^7 Day Car Hire based on H class Compact 5 Passenger vehicle including: Unlimited kilometres, Standard Damage Recovery (Fee for bookings prior to 1st April 2023 $7150 or $5500 after this date upgrade to Ultimate Protection with $0 Damage Recovery fee at additional cost), Compulsory Third Party Insurance, Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee, Administration Recovery Fee and Premium Location Surcharge, this product is available for renters aged 25+. Please note: road closures may be in place due to inclement weather, for up to date information visit https://roadreport.nt.gov.au/road-reports. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 31 March 2023 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. 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.


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