Holidays to Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon 2024/2025 - Photo
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Day 1: Welcome to Uluru

Today is one of colours. The ochre soil spiked with cycads as you come into land. The endless blue sky. The russet hues of Uluru… And that’s all before the enchanting hour. Come sunset, the landscape changes with every click of your camera. If you can stop snapping, have a glass of bubbles and some nibbles with your fellow adventurers Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 Nights

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Help protect the highlights of Australia’s wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. You’ll encounter the iconic Uluru, or ‘the Rock,’ half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high and taller than the Eiffel Tower. If you’re looking for a reason to roll out of bed before dawn, make it an Uluru sunrise. We’re not saying it’s better than the sunset. But rising with the birds certainly has benefits. Like being cool when you tour the base of the world’s biggest monolith. A circumnavigation is 11 kilometres, if you’re up for it. Or you can join a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, a sacred spot decorated with millennia-old Aboriginal rock paintings. Dive even deeper into First Nations traditions at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Then wander through Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, with more bubbles to serenade the day’s end. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Uluru – Kings Canyon

The only other reason to get up before dawn is to glimpse the Uluru Field of Light, a dazzling installation by British artist Bruce Munro that sees 50,000 stem-like globes blanket the Uluru soil. It’s optional – we won’t judge you for sleeping in, steeling yourself for today’s adventures. But if you’ve come this far, it would be a shame to opt for shut-eye over eye-popping. Speaking of which, did you know Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world, and Kings Creek Station, your next stop, is the largest exporter of these doe-eyed creatures? From here, the land eases into Kings Canyon, part of the immense Watarrka National Park. Views over the Red Centre are perspective-resetting. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Cattle stations are the size of small nations in the NT outback, as you’ll discover on your journey toward Alice. The other ‘big’ thing in these parts is the MacDonnell Ranges, undulating across the red earth like a serpent’s spine. Back in 1872, Alice Springs was a hive of activity, as a Telegraph Station was built to connect Adelaide and Darwin as part of the Overland Telegraph Line. Sweat and tears went into the project, as you’ll discover browsing the grounds-cum-museum. If you thought you were getting out of a sunset, think again – panoramas from Anzac Hill steal the scene. Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs, 2 Nights. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Alice Springs

Visit Alice Springs Desert Park. It’s home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really appreciate the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. In remote parts of Australia, community is everything, whether to ensure stories of the Arrernte people are not forgotten, or to help those who need help. The passionate Royal Flying Doctor Service health workers commute hundreds of kilometres to provide aid. Their stories are at once uplifting and inspiring. End the day on a high at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, where the Falzon family host a BBQ Be My Guest dinner under the stars. This is a lesson in off-the-grid, sustainable living. Let it inspire you to follow suit at home. Included Meals: Be My Guest Dinner, Breakfast

Day 6: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

The whole of Peru covers 1.3 million square kilometres – the same size playing field that the School of the Air broadcasts daily classes to. Watch a live session with kids in some of Australia’s most remote reaches, providing them with educational tools otherwise unavailable. Not on the curriculum? Aliens, although you will learn all about them passing through Wycliffe Well, also known as Australia’s ‘UFO capital’. Undeniably otherworldly are the precariously balanced boulders that characterise Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) and the landscapes surrounding gold-rich Tennant Creek. Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn. Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Day 7: Tennant Creek – Katherine

When you’re not working hard in the Australian outback, you’re having a lot of fun. Case in point the Daly Waters Historic Pub, where the food – schnitzels, burgers – comes second to the atmosphere. Follow the lead of those here before you and leave a memento to decorate the walls. If you were a fan of TV drama We of the Never Never, you’ll recognise your next destination: the (replica) Elsey Homestead in Mataranka. Explore, or soak in the palm-shrouded thermal springs. Hotel: Contour Hotel Katherine. Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Day 8: Katherine – Kakadu

Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience cruise along Katherine Gorge. You’ll wind through this gorge carved through ancient sandstone alongside steep cliff walls, watching for lush rainforest gullies in giant cracks, and maybe a freshwater crocodile or two on the banks. You can almost feel the spirits yawning as they created this landscape on Jawoyn land, part of Nitmiluk National Park. A sprinkling of crocs, a flutter of rare birds. It takes your breath away. More wildlife lurks in Kakadu’s Yellow Water Billabong, which is a mecca for sea eagles, brolgas and little kingfishers. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

Day 9: Kakadu – Darwin

The best way to grasp the immensity of Kakadu and Arnhem Land? From the air, should you wish to take an optional flight. You won’t regret it – perspective is always a good thing. Speaking of which, Ubirr’s Aboriginal rock art dates back an eye-watering 20,000+ years. If it looks familiar, that’s because it starred in classic Aussie movie, Crocodile Dundee. Get your Darwin bearings on a quick tour – we want to give you as much time as possible to enjoy a bite to eat at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Darwin. Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Litchfield National Park

Think of today as dessert: the sweet finale to a decadent degustation. Travel deep into Litchfield National Park, pocked with 100-year-old, two-metre-high magnetic termite mounds. We’re not sticking around though – Florence and Wangi falls await. Change into your swimming costume and take a dip in the gem-like waterholes. Darwin can get steamy, but you’ll have wind in your sails as you cruise the harbour at sunset, enjoying one last toast to the NT. Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Darwin. Included Meals: Farewell Dinner, Breakfast

Day 11: Farewell from Darwin

‘Ma Muk’ (‘See you later’), as the Larrakia people would say. This Dreamtime adventure is over for now, but we’re positive your memories will last forever. Included Meals: Breakfast

Optional Experiences

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, a range of quality Optional Excursions are available for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday (additional cost). The experiences can be booked on tour through your Travel Director. Please enquire for details.

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2024
$6150 $7982 April 27
$6337 $8224 June 29
$6337 $8224 Aug 24
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2025
$7599 $9864 April 26
$7815 $10145 June 28
$7815 $10145 Aug 23
  • Prices and itinerary subject to change
    Fitness Level
  • Moderate level of fitness required for walks at Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.
  • Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available.

Highlights & inclusions

  • Local Connection – Go behind the scenes with local guides (they know where to spot crocs) while cruising Kakadu’s Yellow Water Billabong, or touring the School of the Air.
  • Cultural Immersion – Thirsty visitors have been leaving mementos on the walls of the Daly Waters Pub for 40+ years. Over a beer think about what you can contribute.
  • Sustainable Footprints – Sleep soundly at Ayers Rock Resort knowing your stay is helping the Mutitjulu Foundation fund projects in health and education for Uluru’s Aboriginal communities.
  • Wildlife & Nature – There’s nothing quite like cooling off under a waterfall, particularly when it drops from ridges shrouded in rainforest that drapes Litchfield National Park.
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver that are accredited with Uluru & Kakadu National Parks
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park & Kakadu National Park
  • Centrally located premium hotels
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park & Kakadu National Park entrance fees
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • 10 Full Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners with Wine
  • 1 Be My Guest Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Uluru Airport
  • Day 11 – Flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport
  • Flights are not included in the holiday price.

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