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Uluru Explorer

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The one that will immerse you in Uluru's ancient culture & landscapes

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Places

    2 places

  • Meals

    1 Dinner, 3 Breakfast

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach

  • Group Size

    Max 20 people

  • Average Group Age

    18-35

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager

  • International Flights

    Included

Uluru, Kings Canyon

Uluru Explorer

7 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Feast on a classic BBQ Dinner at Uluru
  • Watch a golden sunrise over the sacred site of Uluru
  • Visit the Olgas (Kata Tjuta), the Walpa Gorge & the Valley of the Winds in the heart of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Indulge in a BBQ 'Big Brekkie'
  • Toast Uluru at sunset with drinks & nibbles
  • Climb the 'stairway to heaven' to the aptly named Garden of Eden, Kings Canyon
  • Take a day trip & hike through the spectacular King's Canyon

6 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Visit the Field of Lights, a spectacular art installation of 50,000 lights near Uluru A$42
  • See a different side of Uluru on a Segway tour A$170
  • Take a Dot-painting workshop with a local Aboriginal Anangu artist & create your own art piece A$70
  • Soar over the sacred sites of Uluru & Kata Tjuta on a scenic flight From A$ 150
  • See Uluru from a thrilling perspective as you skydive over the Australian outback From A$379
  • Take a peaceful camel ride over the rich red sand dunes A$ 127.00

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 3 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    3 nights in Lodge

    3 nights quad share: we'll stay at a lodge in the Yulara township.

About this trip

The Australian outback has to be experienced to be believed. This is home to the world's oldest living culture, to skyscraper-sized boulders, scores of camels & kangaroos, and the giant red monolith that is Uluru. You'll see the best  parts of Uluru in 4 incredible days, with time for sunset hikes, natural wonders, and lunar landscapes along the way.

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  • Only $200 deposit to book

    Reserve your space now with a deposit, pay the rest 45 days before departure

  • Pay over time, interest free

    Can't pay in full? We've got you covered with our Part Pay Program

  • No booking fee, no change fees

    Change your travel dates or even your trip for free

  • Financing available with UpLift

    Book now, pay later when you're eligible for Uplift

Map & Itinerary

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  • End location
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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. 3 3 nights

    Uluru

  2. Kings Canyon

DAY 1 - Uluru

Uluru

Welcome to Uluru Here we'll settle into our lodge, ready for a few days of exploring this jaw-dropping destination. Before your head hits the pillow, we'll have a BBQ dinner and settle into our lodge, ready for a few days of exploring.

Stay

Outback Pioneer Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Feast on a classic BBQ Dinner at Uluru

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit the Field of Lights, a spectacular art installation of 50,000 lights near Uluru

    A$42

DAY 2 - Uluru

Uluru

After a comfy night's sleep it's time to get out and about and explore the majesty of Uluru. And what better way to start the day than witnessing the rock bathed in the golden glow of an Australian sunrise? A sacred site for the local aboriginal tribe, this imposing rock is actually a staggering 700 million years old. We'll then get right into the heart of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with a hike to the Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds, where boulders bigger than skyscrapers dominate the landscape then marvel at the lesser known but no less impressive rock formation of the Olgas, or Kata Tjuta as it's known to the locals. This afternoon you'll have a chance to try out your skills by taking an optional Segway tour. You could also  take part in a dot painting workshop or  maybe kick it with camels.

Stay

Outback Pioneer Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Watch a golden sunrise over the sacred site of Uluru

  • Visit the Olgas (Kata Tjuta), the Walpa Gorge & the Valley of the Winds in the heart of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See a different side of Uluru on a Segway tour

    A$170

  • Take a Dot-painting workshop with a local Aboriginal Anangu artist & create your own art piece

    A$70

DAY 3 - Uluru via Kings Canyon

Uluru

Grab your sneakers, camera and your sense of adventure - it's time for a day trip! Our first stop is an included Big BBQ Brekkie at Kings Creek Station, then we're ready to go.

Kings Canyon

Your guided hike around the imposing King's Canyon awaits. Wonder at the lunar-like landscape as you hike through the canyon and take respite from the sun in the shady space at the bottom of the climb, The Garden of Eden.  It's as idyllic and mythical as it sounds and is home to its own unique ecosystem in this barren landscape.

Uluru

Finish the day off with a glass of bubbles in hand and the sunset casting a glow over the Outback's most picturesque backdrop, there'w no better way to spend your final evening in Australia.
 

Stay

Outback Pioneer Lodge

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Indulge in a BBQ 'Big Brekkie'

  • Toast Uluru at sunset with drinks & nibbles

  • Climb the 'stairway to heaven' to the aptly named Garden of Eden, Kings Canyon

  • Take a day trip and hike through the spectacular Kings Canyon

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Soar over the sacred sites of Uluru & Kata Tjuta on a scenic flight

    From A$ 150

DAY 4 - Uluru

Uluru

This morning we'll  have the chance to check out the landscape from the clouds with a scenic flight or a Skydive over the outback before it's time to say our sad farewells to our Contiki family. Australia, it's been real. We may shed a tear, but we'll never forget what we've experienced together in this spectacular land. And just remember, it's not goodbye, just see you soon.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See Uluru from a thrilling perspective as you skydive over the Australian outback

    From A$379

  • Take a peaceful camel ride over the rich red sand dunes

    A$ 127.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Australian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter Australia & New Zealand. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa (if required) to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions such as currency, arrival/ departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations change regularly, so make sure you stay up-to-date before you travel. See here for more info: https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/immigration-and-visas
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/visit
It is also essential that you have any necessary vaccinations & comply with all laws of the countries visited.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Australia & New Zealand trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Australia & New Zealand. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it, like when you’re journeying into the bush, and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).