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Uluru & Kings Canyon Family Adventure

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Uluru & Kings Canyon Family Adventure

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Gather the troops and venture into Australia’s heart for a four-day family adventure. The shifting colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset will amaze the whole family, and you’ll soon see why this is Australia’s most sacred site. Learn about the culture of the Luritja people and their connection to the land, take in views of Kata Tjuta and look out for super cute wallabies on the Walpa Gorge walk, and hike past the soaring cliffs and tranquil gardens of Kings Canyon. Your leader will let you in on local secrets and show you what they love about this truly remarkable part of the world.

Trip Name
Uluru & Kings Canyon Family Adventure
Last Updated
2022-05-24
Days
4
Capacity
18
Highlights
  • The family will be amazed by 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 Walpa Gorge Walk, looking out for hopping wallabies and taking 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.
  • With nearly all meals included on this family adventure, you can spend more time admiring the incredible landscapes and less time worrying about cooking!

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 from time to time. Some cultural experiences may be seasonal and only available at certain times of year. Where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guides are unavailable an Intrepid leader will replace this activity with a suitable alternative. 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 (or in Alice Springs if pre-booked ahead of time) – set in the heart of the outback, this tiny town is your gateway to the wonders of Uluru and Kings Canyon. Although being deep in the outback, Yulara is surprisingly accessible, with flights arriving from major Australian cities, plus we offer optional transfers from Alice Springs that coincide with the start of the trip in Yulara. Meet your local leader and the other families joining you on your adventure at 1.30pm at the Desert Gardens Hotel in Yulara, then it’s time to head to Kings Canyon (approximately 4 hours). Settle into camp on arrival, then gather for a meeting to find out what lies ahead on your journey, as well as 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 along Kings Creek (approximately 1-2 hours). With soaring cliffs on both sides and ethereal rock formations, the sights here are sure to amaze the whole family. 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 your family 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 Walpa Gorge Walk. Sandstone cliffs rise high above as you continue through the gorge, shrouded by shadows and full of First Nations history. Be sure to keep an eye out for super cute wallabies hopping about as you walk! 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

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
25-06-202228-06-2022AUD $ 1,436-
05-07-202208-07-2022AUD $ 1,395-
12-07-202215-07-2022AUD $ 1,462-
17-09-202220-09-2022AUD $ 1,408-
04-10-202207-10-2022AUD $ 1,395-
08-04-202311-04-2023AUD $ 1,660-
15-04-202318-04-2023AUD $ 1,660-
24-06-202327-06-2023AUD $ 1,660-
01-07-202304-07-2023AUD $ 1,660-
16-09-202319-09-2023AUD $ 1,660-
23-09-202326-09-2023AUD $ 1,660-

Accommodation

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

Transport

Private vehicle

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