AAT Kings – The Red Centre Short Breaks

Red Centre Extended Tours
Operates All Year Round
Departs Uluru Airport

Since 1912, AAT Kings has been helping people from all over the world discover and explore Australia from top to bottom. Our unrivalled experience across these rugged continents guarantees you a holiday filled with immersive experiences, world-renowned sights, and personal stories from unique characters. The vibrant colour and irresistible spirit of Australia can be found everywhere, across the vast plains and mountain ranges, beaches and islands. So many unforgettable moments await you. Let us show you our home, only with AAT Kings.

When you join an AAT Kings group tour, all accommodation will be in ideally located quality hotels and lodges, and most meals, including daily breakfast and many dinner will be included. You will also enjoy immersive experiences, local encounters and incredible dining experiences that connect you to the destinations you are visiting. In addition to these immersive experiences, you will be given free time to explore the destinations, your way.

What To Expect

One of the most iconic things you can see in a tour of Australia’s red centre is World Heritage listed Uluru, or Ayers Rock. Whether you’re watching the sunset at dusk or rising early to see first light pour over the stunning desert landscape, there’s no escaping this place’s magic. Uluru is also deeply significant to the Anangu people, the traditional Aboriginal owners of the region, and taking a tour of the red centre will teach you things about this ancient culture you wouldn’t learn anywhere else. 40 kilometres west of Uluru is Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), which is another culturally significant geological formation in the region – 36 rock domes that have weathered for more than 500 million years.

You’ll also want to take a tour of Alice Springs, a town with a significant history as being established by early explorers who built a repeater station along the Overland Telegraph line in 1872 to relay messages from Darwin to Adelaide. There’s also Australia’s largest Aboriginal art gallery, Alice Springs Desert Park and camel rides into Palm Valley.

To the west of Alice Springs, you can take a tour of Kings Canyon, an enormous rock chasm 270 metres deep. Here you’ll be amazed by the wildlife that takes shelter from the harsh desert environment. Or alternatively, if you’ve got the energy, a guided climb around the canyon rim will give you incomparable views of Watarrka National Park.

Tours

2 Day Uluru & Kata Tjuta Highlights

From $517 per person, twin share

Travel around the base of Uluru with a local Driver Guide. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sacred sites. Join your Driver Guide for a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip' and relax with a glass of wine and Nibbles as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluṟu is renowned.

3 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Explorer

From $886 per person, twin share

Discover the highlights of the Red Centre. Venture between the domes of Kata Tjuta through the Valley of the Winds and witness the majesty of Kings Canyon on the rim climb or canyon floor walk. Explore the base of Uluru and take in an unforgettable sunrise. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip' and relax with a glass of wine and Nibbles as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluṟu is renowned.

3 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon Unearthed

From $1,119 per person, twin share

Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the Western Desert region, then tour the sacred sites around the base of Uluru with a local Driver Guide. Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, and view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On your last day at sunrise, make the steep rocky climb to the rim of the Kings Canyon for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park.

4 Day Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon (Alice Springs Return)

From $1,909 per person, twin share

On day one, depart Alice Springs and stop to view Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Marvel at the unique flora and witness a magnificent outback sunset while enjoying sparkling wine. Day two, watch the sunrise at Uluru, and then travel to the 36 sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta. Spend time exploring Walpa Gorge and its unusual rock formations. This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Then, join your tour guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you’ll be escorted to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View ancient Aboriginal cave paintings and learn about the Indigenous and European history of Uluru. In the late afternoon, experience the colour changes of Uluru as the sun sets over the world’s largest monolith, while sipping sparkling wine. Enjoy an outback BBQ Dinner at the base of Uluru. Day three, in the early afternoon, drive from Uluru through spectacular desert scenery to Kings Canyon Resort. Day four, join a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. Travel back to Alice Springs, where your 4 day tour concludes.

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From $517per person, twin share

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