Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.
All about the 3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tour
Have an Australian adventure to remember with our most popular 3 day Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta small group tour.
On the 3 day Uluru tour we stay at private campsites giving you the opportunity to sleep around a campfire in an Aussie Swag. The Swag is the true outback sleeping experience!. We teach you how to roll it our under the stars to enjoy a night in the Australian bush. The best way to sleep on an Ayers Rock tour!
Hike, climb and explore Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon on this Red Centre tour to remember – a truly unique way to travel Australia. Day one and you will road trip straight into the outback from Alice Springs or we can pick you up at Yulara airport (Ayers Rock airport) Spend the day taking the base walk around Uluru, getting up close and personal to this geological and cultural wonder of Australia. The first night you will spend under the outback stars within viewing distance of Ayers Rock (Uluru). Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you through the outback and experience the famous sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock).
The next morning its up early for your sunrise selfie! Seeing the sun rise up over Uluru is a once in a lifetime breathtaking moment. Today you will hike Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds walk, before driving onwards to Kings Canyon. Day 3 you will hike and explore Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park) Walk along the red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below.
The best 3 days outback tour aimed at budget-conscious travellers who want to visit Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta.
Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. This 3 day Uluru trip is perfect for travellers from all over the world, people travelling by themselves, couples and groups. This tour is perfect for those 18-40 years old.
On this tour walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon you will need a good level of fitness.
Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the winds walk
Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for the four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tour
Tour itinerary - 3 Days
Alice Springs to Uluru
Start your journey with an early pick up in Alice Springs. We drive out to Ayers Rock where you will meet those joining us at Uluru (Ayers Rock) airport. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park we visit a camel farm. Here you will discover one of Australia's earliest forms of transport. There is the option to take a camel ride.
This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching one of the worlds most wondrous sunsets. Uluru at sunset is a once in a lifetime experience. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at your private campsite before another active day tomorrow. (L*D)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
This morning you will be out of your comfy swag early to see the famous Uluru sunset. This time of the day in the desert is so magical, take in the wonderful colours as the sun makes its appearance.
Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at your private camp. (BLD)
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
This morning you will enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After your final meal together, enjoy the journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the late afternoon. (BL)
|Tour code: WD03|
Daily departures except for 1 January
Alice Springs 5.00am
Outback Pioneer 1.00pm
Ayers Rock Airport 2:00 pm
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- *Those booking the 15.10 pick up from AYQ Airport will not have time to complete a full base walk of Uluru and will miss the Cultural Centre visit. A shorter walk of Uluru is still possible when arriving at this time.
- If joining at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport, you will do so after lunch. Please be dressed in comfortable walking clothing and footwear, have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen handy.
- Customers travelling will sleep in swags as standard and have the option to hire a single pop-up tent for a $60 local payment. Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment. Both items must be pre-booked.
- Passengers under the age of 18 are not permitted to travel on the Cockatoo Dreaming and should book the 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari accompanied by an adult.
- This tour is primarily booked by travellers between the age of 18 and 40. Customers outside of this age bracket are advised to travel on our 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari.
- Customers beginning their tour in Alice Springs are permitted to bring 10kg of luggage in a soft bag, with the remainder stored at their Alice Springs accommodation. Customers beginning at Ayers Rock have a luggage limit of 23kg per person + a small carry-on daypack. Please, no hard-shell or plastic suitcases. Please pack the items you will need for the trip in the daypack to avoid having to access your main bag frequently.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics, and accessibility.
- This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterwards with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
- Travel insurance is recommended.
- National Park fee local payment of $25 due on departure 2018 to March 2019. National Park fees will be included in tour price from 1 April 2019.
Family and Friends Fare. Save 5%. Book four or more family and/or friends on any 3, 4 or 5 Day Top End or Red Centre Safari and receive a 5% discount from the published rate. Not combinable with any other offer. Booking must be made in a single transaction on the same product. Discount may be lost if a passenger cancels.
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