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Uluru and Kings Canyon Self-Drive

Enjoy the freedom of the outback open road with a stay in spectacular Kings Canyon at the tranquil Kings Canyon Resort before heading to Uluru for an exclusive and unforgettable experience 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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Inclusions

Accommodation Option 1:


  • 2 night stay in Kings Canyon at the Kings Canyon Resort in Standard room including:
    • Daily breakfast
    • Free parking
  • 3 night stay in Uluru at Desert Gardens Hotel at the Ayers Rock Resort including:
    • Free Indigenous Activities Program
    • Free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service
    • Free in-room WiFi
    • Free parking
  • 3 Day National Park Entry Fee
  • Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light Tour
  • 6 day car hire with unlimited kilometres^*


Accommodation Option 2:


  • 2 night stay in Kings Canyon at the Kings Canyon Resort in Standard room including:
    • Daily breakfast
    • Free parking
  • 3 night stay in Uluru at Sails in the Desert** at the Ayers Rock Resort including:
    • Free Indigenous Activities Program
    • Free use of the Ayers Rock Resort Shuttle bus service
    • Free in-room WiFi
    • Free parking
  • 3 Day National Park Entry Fee
  • Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light Tour
  • 6 day car hire with unlimited kilometres^*

Please note: availability is limited at Ayers Rock Resort until October 2022.


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 and ends at Uluru Airport.


5 nights from:
$1,849pp

Offer ends:
31 Aug 2022

For travel until 31 March 2023. Pricing based on dynamic from rates provided by suppliers and is subject to change. Price is based on Desert Gardens option only. Seasonal surcharges apply.

Itinerary


Accommodation:


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.


Imagine waking up to a sunrise view of Uluru, blazing red under a sunny Outback sky. Desert Gardens Hotel boasts the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort. Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. Accommodation options are diverse, from deluxe rock view rooms to shady poolside rooms, each located under a canopy of towering gumtrees and garden beds dotted with native shrubs and flowers. 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. Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, Ayers Rock Resort’s premier à la carte dining location, takes its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for bush plum. Located in the shadows of the hotel’s ghost gums, overlooking the central pool and garden, the restaurant offers quality Australian produce featuring Indigenous flavours. Open daily for dinner, Arnguli’s outback-inspired interiors feature distinctive Indigenous artefacts and a dramatic patterned carpet inspired by local vegetation. 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.


OR


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 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.


Package terms


On sale until 31 August 2022. For travel until 31 March 2023. Pricing based on dynamic from rates provided by suppliers and is subject to change. Price is based on Desert Gardens option only. Seasonal surcharges apply. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Pricing correct as at 31 May 2022. ^Car hire is available as pick-up and drop off Uluru Airport or pick-up and drop-off Alice Springs Airport only. ^6 Day Car Hire based on Intemediate SUV all-wheel drive auto including: Unlimited kilometres, Ultimate Protection for Passenger Vehicles $0 Damage, Recovery Fee (DRF), Premium Protection for 4WD vehicles (FFAR), DRF $1,100 for Multi Vehicle Accident, $5,500 for Single Vehicle Accidents, Compulsory Third Party Insurance and Accidental Tyre and Windscreen Damage on non 4WD vehicles, Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee, Administration Recovery Fee, Additional Drivers, 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 6 April 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. **Important Update : The swimming pool at the Sails in the Desert will be closed from 28 January - 31 March 2022, while we undertake important maintenance work. We anticipate minimal disruption for in-house guest aside from the pool not being available and site screening around the area. Guests will be welcome to use the pool at Desert Gardens Hotel for the duration of these works. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au 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.