This overnight adventure provides the opportunity for those short on time to explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta by flying directly into and out of Ayers Rock Resort. Travel in an air-conditioned four-wheel-drive and absorb the fascinating information of the area and its people provided by your experienced guide – all of this while travelling with other active travellers from all over the world.
All about the 4 Day Galah Dreaming Ayers Rock Tour
Our popular 3 night, 4 day Red Centre tour experience offers you great value for money and hitting the hot spots of Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta.
You stay in private campsites where you have the opportunity to sleep around the campfire in an Aussie Swag. You'll travel in an air-conditioned minibus and absorb the fascinating history of the area and its people provided by your experienced guide, all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world. You will hike and explore Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon and visit the Outback town of Alice Springs!
This tour runs over 3 nights and 4 days and offers an incredible, value for money Red Centre experience.
Perfect Uluru tour if you are flying in and out of Ayers Rock Airport.
4 Day Galah Dreaming Ayers Rock Tour
Tour itinerary - 4 Days
Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Depart from Alice Springs from your accommodation in the morning or Ayers Rock Airport directly from your flight and you will be on your way to the remote outback of Central Australia with its red soil, ancient geology and ghost gums. On arrival to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, visit a camel farm and discover life atop one of the regions earliest forms of transport. (Optional activity) 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 the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner cooked over the open fire, some campfire stories and star gazing at our private campsite, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow. (D)
Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Watarrka (Kings Canyon via Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise, early morning being such a magical time in the desert. 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 we travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at our private camp. (BLD)
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to Alice Springs
This morning we 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 lunch, we make our way towards the iconic outback town of Alice Springs, arriving in the early evening. This town has a vast pioneering history and will feel like the big smoke after 2 and a half days in the ‘Bush’.
You won’t need your swag tonight, as your hostel accommodation is included (dormitory, twin/double or single room) along with dinner for our last night together. Later, you’ll have the chance to wash your dusty clothes before experiencing the nightlife of this charming outback town. (BLD)
Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Airport
Today we have an early start. Following breakfast we leave Alice Springs and begin our journey to Ayers Rock. With a short stop along the way we will get you and your baggage to Ayers Rock Airport or resort by 11.30am (see Important Notes) before saying farewell to this magical destination. (B)
|Tour code: WD04|
Camp (2 nights) / Dorm (1 night Alice Springs)
Camp (2 nights) / Double (1 night Alice Spring)
Camp (2 nights) / Single (1 night Alice Springs)
Daily from Alice Springs accommodation at 4.45am or Ayers Rock, Outback Pioneer Hotel - 1 pm, Ayers Rock Airport - 2 pm, please advise flight number when booking.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- If you are under the age of 18 you 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. Please note the Goanna Dreaming finishes in Alice Springs, not Ayers Rock.
- This tour is primarily booked by travellers between the age of 18 and 35. If you are outside of this age bracket you are advised to travel on the 3 Day 4WD Goanna Dreaming Red Centre Safari
- *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.
- You will sleep in swags as standard and have the option to hire a single pop-up tent for a $60 per person local payment. Sleeping bag hire is a $30 local payment. Both items must be pre-booked.
We recommend your flight departs after 12.00 noon. Our estimated drop off time at the airport is 11.00am. While we will do our absolute best to have you there on time, we will not be held liable for any flights missed due to delays. These may include, but not limited to; Traffic delays, road closures, vehicle breakdowns and accidents. Travel insurance is highly recommended. During the summer months, Jetstar offers a service departing Ayers Rock to Melbourne at 11.45am. Although we strive for an 11 am arrival to Ayers Rock Airport we recommend you choose a flight at a later time. Our estimated drop off time for Ayers Rock Airport is 11.15am. Whilst we will do our absolute best to have you at the airport on time we will not be held liable for any flights missed due to delays. These may include, but not limited to; Traffic delays, road closures, vehicle breakdowns and accidents. Travel insurance is highly recommended. During the summer months, Jetstar offers a service departing Ayers Rock to Melbourne at 11.45am. Although we strive for an 11 am arrival to Ayers Rock Airport we recommend you choose a flight at a later time.
- If you are beginning your tour in Alice Springs you will need to store your main luggage at Haven Backpacker Resort the day prior to departure and bring only a soft bag with a maximum of 10kg. You will be able to retrieve their luggage when the tour returns to Haven on day 3. If you are beginning at Ayers Rock have a luggage limit of 23kg per person plus 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.
- Travel insurance is recommended. Get a quote here.
- National Park fee local payment of $25 due on departure 2018. From 2019 National Park fees will be included in tour price.
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