|Day 1. Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Depart Alice Springs, visiting the Outback Camel Farm and view Atila (Mt Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.
This afternoon, drive out to the magnificent domes of Kata Tjuta, where the cluster of 36 dramatic rock formations dominates the western skyline of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Follow the natural creek bed deep into Walpa (Olga) Gorge, where some of the plants you see are so rare that they are only found in and around these distinct sandstone monoliths.
Late in the afternoon, travel to Uluru and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while watching the changing colours of ‘The Rock’ as the sun sets.
Accommodation: Ayers Rock Resort, choice of hotel.
Day 2. Uluru Sunrise, Mutitjulu Waterhole Guided Base Tour, Uluru Climb
Rise early and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as the day’s first light strikes Uluru.
With the sun still climbing, take a guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole. See cave paintings and hear the legends of Kuniya Tjukurpa (Python Dreaming).
Tour the base of Uluru before joining your guide and learn about the geology and flora of the region on the Mala Walk. Explore Kantju Gorge before visiting the Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative to see Aboriginal artists at work.
Alternatively, you can forgo the Guided Mutitjulu & Mala walks to climb Uluru and stand 348 metres above the desert floor.
This afternoon travel through the red desert sands to Kings Canyon.
Note: Anangu, Traditional Owners, would prefer that visitors choose not to climb Uluru. The climb may be closed without notice due to weather or cultural reasons. No refunds will be given in this situation.
Accommodation: Kings Canyon, choice of hotel.
Day 3. Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk
Enjoy a guided walk to the rim of Kings Canyon and through the ‘Lost City’ and ‘Garden of Eden’ (requires a good degree of fitness). See the towering walls and unique plant life. An alternative easy walk along the canyon floor is available.
This afternoon travel through the vast cattle properties of Central Australia stopping at Kings Creek Station before arriving in Alice Springs at approximately 6.30 p.m.