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Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure

Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure

From $ 1,650 AUD

Description

You don’t get a name like the Red Centre by accident – from the shifting shades of Uluru at sunrise and sunset to the otherworldly rust-coloured formations of Kata Tjuta, the spectacular colour palette of Australia’s heart has to be seen to be believed. Marvel at Uluru, Australia’s most sacred site, and learn about the importance of the area to Australia’s Anangu people. The Valley of the Winds walk will reveal unrivalled views of Kata Tjuta, and a hike through the soaring cliffs and tranquil gardens of Kings Canyon will show off striking scenery at every step. In four days, uncover landscapes that will stick with you for a lifetime.

Trip Name
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
Last Updated
2021-09-25
Days
4
Capacity
16
Highlights
  • Marvel at the ever-changing colours of Uluru, Australia’s most spiritually significant site, as you view the epic sandstone monolith at both sunrise and sunset.
  • Travel to the edge of Watarrka National Park to meet with local First Nations guides and learn about the food, art, medicine and languages of the Luritja peoples.
  • Embark on the Valley of the Winds walk, stopping off at several lookout points to take in unforgettable views of Kata Tjuta, a towering collection of 36 domed rock formations.
  • Venture to Kings Canyon, home to some of the country’s most magnificent scenery, where you’ll set off on a walk past soaring cliffs, sandstone domes and tranquil gardens.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL EXPERIENCES & COMMUNITIES Due to cultural sensitivities, entry to particular parts of local First Nations communities may be unavailable. Where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guides are unavailable in the Red Centre an Intrepid leader will lead the interpretive cultural walk. Top End cultural experiences are only available during the dry season (May-Oct) as sites are subject to flooding. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guides may be absent due to cultural commitments with minimal prior notification and Intrepid reserves the right to amend the itinerary in these circumstances with no obligation to refund.

Day 1 - Yulara / Kings Canyon
Welcome to Australia’s Red Centre! Your adventure kicks off in Yulara – set in the heart of the outback, this tiny town is your gateway to the wonders of Uluru and Kings Canyon. Meet your fellow travellers and local leader for a 1:30pm meeting. Then it’s time to head to Kings Canyon (approximately 4 hours). Settle into camp on arrival, then get to know your leader during a welcome meeting, and a 'Welcome to Country' ceremony honouring the Luritja people. Later enjoy an included dinner around the campfire under the starlit sky.
Day 2 - Kings Canyon / Uluru / Yulara
After breakfast this morning, head out to soak in the remarkable scenery of Kings Canyon (Watarrka) during a walk around the rim (approximately 3-4 hours). With soaring cliffs and ethereal rock formations, you’d be hard pressed to find a more magical place. Climb to the top of the canyon and take in unrivalled views before descending through the Lost City, a series of natural sandstone domes resembling ancient ruins, the remnants of eons of weathering. Continue down to the Garden of Eden, named for its lush greenery that stands in contrast to the rest of the arid landscape. After your walk, travel to the edge of Watarrka National Park to learn more about the First Nations culture of the region. Meet with local guides who will provide insight into the food, art, medicine and languages of the Luritja peoples, leaving you with a greater understanding of their way of life. Return to Yulara, then make your way to Australia’s most spiritually significant and iconic site, Uluru. From a prime viewing location, enjoy the view as the sun sets over the epic sandstone monolith – watching the incredible landscape shift in colour is a sight you won’t soon forget! This evening, tuck into an included barbecue dinner, and if weather permits you can then swap stories around a campfire under the stars.
Day 3 - Kata Tjuta / Uluru / Yulara
This morning, head out to Kata Tjuta (also known as 'The Olgas'), a towering collection of 36 domed rock formations – these rust-coloured beauties are truly one of Australia’s most impressive sights! The best way to explore the otherworldly landscape is on foot, so set off on the Valley of the Winds walk, stopping off at several awe-inspiring lookout points along the way. The walk can be a bit steep with loose rocks on the paths in places so sturdy footwear is a must. Return to Uluru and join an Anangu guide for a walk to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of rock. Your guide will explain what makes this waterhole sacred while sharing stories of the incredible landscape and its connection to the Anangu people. Afterwards, stop by the cultural centre to learn about the spiritual and cultural importance of Uluru and its surrounds. This evening you’ll have the option to visit the Field of Light, an enormous art installation that illuminates the landscape with 50,000 stems of light.
Day 4 - Uluru / Yulara
Start the day early in one of the best ways imaginable – watching a spectacular sunrise over Uluru. Set off on the 10km walk around the base of Uluru with your local leader as the sun climbs over the landscape. Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning.

Trip Dates

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06-01-202209-01-2022AUD $ 1,650-
13-01-202216-01-2022AUD $ 1,650-
20-01-202223-01-2022AUD $ 1,650-
27-01-202230-01-2022AUD $ 1,650-
03-02-202206-02-2022AUD $ 1,650-
10-02-202213-02-2022AUD $ 1,650-
17-02-202220-02-2022AUD $ 1,650-
24-02-202227-02-2022AUD $ 1,650-
03-03-202206-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
05-03-202208-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
10-03-202213-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
12-03-202215-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
17-03-202220-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
19-03-202222-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
24-03-202227-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
26-03-202229-03-2022AUD $ 1,650-
31-03-202203-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
02-04-202205-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
07-04-202210-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
09-04-202212-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
14-04-202217-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
16-04-202219-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
21-04-202224-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
23-04-202226-04-2022AUD $ 1,650-
28-04-202201-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
30-04-202203-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
03-05-202206-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
05-05-202208-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
07-05-202210-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
10-05-202213-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
12-05-202215-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
14-05-202217-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
17-05-202220-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
19-05-202222-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
21-05-202224-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
24-05-202227-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
26-05-202229-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
28-05-202231-05-2022AUD $ 1,650-
31-05-202203-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
02-06-202205-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
04-06-202207-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
07-06-202210-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
09-06-202212-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
11-06-202214-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
14-06-202217-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
16-06-202219-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
18-06-202221-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
21-06-202224-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
23-06-202226-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
25-06-202228-06-2022AUD $ 1,650-
28-06-202201-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
30-06-202203-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
02-07-202205-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
05-07-202208-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
07-07-202210-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
09-07-202212-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
12-07-202215-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
14-07-202217-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
16-07-202219-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
19-07-202222-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
21-07-202224-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
23-07-202226-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
26-07-202229-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
28-07-202231-07-2022AUD $ 1,650-
30-07-202202-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
02-08-202205-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
04-08-202207-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
06-08-202209-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
09-08-202212-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
11-08-202214-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
13-08-202216-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
16-08-202219-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
18-08-202221-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
20-08-202223-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
23-08-202226-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
27-08-202230-08-2022AUD $ 1,650-
30-08-202202-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
01-09-202204-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
03-09-202206-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
06-09-202209-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
08-09-202211-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
10-09-202213-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
13-09-202216-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
15-09-202218-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
17-09-202220-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
20-09-202223-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
22-09-202225-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
24-09-202227-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
27-09-202230-09-2022AUD $ 1,650-
29-09-202202-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
01-10-202204-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
04-10-202207-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
06-10-202209-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
08-10-202211-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
11-10-202214-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
13-10-202216-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
15-10-202218-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
18-10-202221-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
20-10-202223-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
22-10-202225-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
25-10-202228-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
27-10-202230-10-2022AUD $ 1,650-
29-10-202201-11-2022AUD $ 1,650-
03-11-202206-11-2022AUD $ 1,650-
10-11-202213-11-2022AUD $ 1,650-
17-11-202220-11-2022AUD $ 1,650-
24-11-202227-11-2022AUD $ 1,650-
01-12-202204-12-2022AUD $ 1,650-
08-12-202211-12-2022AUD $ 1,650-
15-12-202218-12-2022AUD $ 1,650-
22-12-202225-12-2022AUD $ 1,650-
29-12-202201-01-2023AUD $ 1,650-

Accommodation

Permanent furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle

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