Uluru Kings Canyon & West MacDonnell Ranges From Alice Springs

From: $1,150.00

  • Return transfer from Alice Springs
  • Camping in swag Under the stars
  • Uluru Sunset is never to be missed
  • Kings Canyon walk
  • Meals included while on tour
  • All National Park fees included


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Departing from Alice Springs, we head towards Uluru (Ayers Rock). Stopping off at the Mt. Connor (false Uluru) lookout for a view of this mighty red mountain and Curtin Springs for a toilet stop Before arriving at our campground for lunch, we head to the Red Center’s indigenous interpretive cultural center, where we have a chance to learn about the cultural, ecological, historical, and geological significance of this very special national park.


  • Depart Alice 7 a.m.
  • Return Alice at 5.30 pm
  • 4 day 3 night tour

With anticipation and excitement growing, we make a short drive towards the base of Uluru. As we begin to comprehend the sheer size and magnificence of the giant monolith, we get up close and personal to explore further.  Walking to Mutitjulu waterhole, we discover sacred rock art sites in family caves and hear the creation stories of Kuniya and Liru as we continue our base walk towards Kuniya Piti.  From here, we drive around sacred sites towards Kantju Gorge, where we envisage the highest waterfall in Central Australia (truly a spectacle to behold, even more so when raining), an elder’s cave, and the world’s oldest pantry.

Sunset Views

After exploring the world’s most impressive rock up close and personal, we retreat for panoramic views to witness one of the most incredible sunsets on the planet, all while having dinner cooked for you to feed those hungry eyes and allow you to get to know your fellow travelers.

Your travel itinerary

    • Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    • Red Center’s cultural centre

    • Sacred Rock Art Site

    • Mutitjulu Waterhole

    • Kuniya Piti

    • Kantju Gorge

    • Sunset at Uluru lookout

Meals: lunch and dinner. Accom: Ayers Rock Coach Campground: Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal facilities) 

After exploring the world’s most impressive rock up close and personal, we retreat for panoramic views to witness at Ayers Rock Coach Campground, Permanent Tents, or Bush Swags (communal facilities). Driving Distance: 350km Hike Distance: 2-3 km/2-4 hours

    • Spectacular Sunrise at Uluru

    • The Olgas – Kata Tjuta

    • Hike the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge

    • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

We wake up early for a light breakfast and head off for a spectacular sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You thought Uluru was special, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any more majestic, we approached the stunning silhouette of Kata Tjuta.  Here we set off on a hike through the Valley of the Winds, or Walpa Gorge, marveling at the mighty conglomerate rock formations. After exploring Kata Tjuta, we make our way towards the Kings Canyon region just in time to experience a glorious outback sunset, followed by a hearty meal around the campfire.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accom: Kings Creek Station: Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (communal campground facilities) Driving Distance: 406 km (4.5 hours). Hike Distance: 2–6 km/2-4 hours (weather dependent).

    • Outback Scenery: Travel through the remote central Australian countryside from Kings Canyon on route north through Alice Springs towards our campsite for the evening at Standley Chasm

    • Kings Canyon Watarrka National ParkEngage in a guided walk and learn about the flora, fauna and geology of this very special place

    • Enjoy a hearty dinner and unwind with your new friends.

    • Spectacular Stargazing in remote outback Australia

We head off early to explore the mighty Kings Canyon (Watarrka), venturing into the ancient landscape and sacred grounds of the Ulpanyali and Lilla people. Arriving at the jewel in the crown at the center of Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), we find ourselves surrounded by towering 100-meter cliff faces, views of sandstone chasms, and jaw-dropping backdrops that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Grab your water, hat, and sturdy shoes as we set off on foot to explore (the most seasonally applicable part of) the canyon in more detail. Rest up in the bus as we head back up north, passing through Alice Springs and heading out towards the West MacDonnell Ranges for an evening of stargazing at our bush camp.

Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Accom: West MacDonnell Ranges: Permanent Tents or Bush Swags (private portable facilities) Driving Distance: 370km (4 hours). Hike Distance: 2-4 km/2-4 hours

    • Tjoritja West MacDonnell

    • Standley Chasm

    • Ellery Creek Bighole

    • Ormiston Gorge

    • Simpsons Gap

Known traditionally as Angkerle Atwatye, meaning “Gap of Water,” Standley Chasm is a 3-meter-wide, 80-meter-high gorge amongst the West MacDonnell Ranges. At dawn, we hope to spot the native wildlife as we enjoy breakfast and look forward to the day ahead. Tracking west, you are welcome to enjoy a dip in Ellery Creek Bighole, known traditionally as Udepata, surrounded by tall red cliffs and sandy Ellery Creek. Onward to where massive geological forces created the towering red walls of Ormiston Gorge. Spend time here admiring nature and its finest before we begin our leisurely journey back towards Alice Springs, with our final stop at another amazing feature of the Tjoritja West MacDonnell region, Simpsons Gap, where several dreaming trails and stories cross.

Featuring a permanent waterhole, this is also a great place to spot resident wildlife. Now that we’ve had our fix of the best of central Australia’s natural icons, we deliver you back to Alice Springs to your chosen accommodation and evening plans as you reminisce about your four days of exploration and the new friends you made.

Meals: breakfast, lunchAccom:  N/A. Driving distance: 250km (3 hours). Walking distance: 3 km or 4km

Autopia Tours reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies.


  • 3 Nights Permanent Campsites (Uluru, Kings Creek, West MacDonnell)
  • Includes: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Guided bush walks (12 km, subject to fitness level)
  • Onboard drinking water (bring your own bottle)
  • All National Park pass entry fees
  • Bed linen, mattress and pillow provided (Safari Tent option)
  • Accredited outback driver guide and host
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Air-conditioned 4×4 off-road bus travel
  • Selected pick-up points in Alice Springs or Ayers Rock or drop-off points in Alice Springs only

Important info before travel

2-3L Refillable water bottle, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, beach towel & toiletries, bathers or swimwear, comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes), all-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night), camera, flashlight, headlamp or torch, tropical strength insect repellent, mosquito or fly net (summer months), 15kg overnight bag & small day pack, bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (optional – if staying in a swag), recharge power bank (limited access to power to charge phone or cameras) and money for snack and meals

  • Sleeping bags can be hired from us onboard for $40 AUD, which includes cleaning costs. You are more than welcome to bring your own. Payment is made directly to the tour operator.
  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary For those with special diets, we recommend you bring snacks, as options are limited in the outback.
  • Hotel transfers pre- or post-tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Personal expenses

Our Contract

All bookings are made with Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd (ABN 94 143 929 962) (us/we). By booking a trip with us you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in these booking conditions. Your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. The services to be provided are those referred to in your booking confirmation and/or invoice. Accredited Bus Number: AC003612.


Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 March 2024, from 1 January 2022 dates and itineraries are indicative only.

Standard Conditions

Any references to ‘GLT’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ equates Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd, which applies to the following GLT brands and entities below: Autopia Alice Springs Tours, Wildlife Tours Australia, Walking Country, Wayoutback Australian Safaris, Australian Bus Charters & Tailormade Touring, Boutique Touring Company and Geelong & Bellarine Tours.

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend that you also read the information relating to your product or service prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the tour you are undertaking. GLT will not be held responsible for passengers failing to familiarise themselves with the booking terms and conditions.

Although every effort is made, GLT shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passengers have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage, should you have to cancel a trip at the last minute.

GLT reserves the right to modify routes or itineraries, vehicle types, fares, days of operation, or even cancel tours when unforeseen circumstances arise. This is especially true during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies. Other accredited tour operators may be used from time to time on some tours.

Fares are shown in Australian Currency and are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.

Traveller Information

For us to confirm your travel arrangements, you must provide all requested details at the time of booking. Your full name, contact details, email address, nationality, or Australian postcode and any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements. For more information about how we treat your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Customer Responsible for Own Vaccination and Testing

The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State and Territory) COVID entry restrictions and vaccination guidelines or testing requirements for entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services.

Where the customer is not vaccinated and/or not able to show a negative RAT test prior to departure, the customer will forfeit any and all monies paid and GLT holds the right to refuse boarding.

Where the customer cancels due to travel restrictions other than vaccination and/or testing requirements, the operator shall have the discretion to

  1. offer a refund or credit voucher (to be used at a later time); or
  2. to forfeit any and all monies paid by the customer.

For the purposes of (a), the operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer.

Customers Responsible for Health & Safety on board Short Break / Extended Trips

In the unlikely event that a guest returns a positive test whilst on tour, some accommodation suppliers may require proof of a negative result before entering the property. Multi-day travelers are strongly advised to bring along some RAT tests as some remote regions have limited access to these tests.

Guests are responsible for all COVID-related relocation expenses should they need to leave the trip midway. There will be no financial reimbursement for any aspects of the tour that guests do not participate in if they choose to depart early.

It is recommended by the Department of Health that commercial passenger vehicle drivers and passengers wear fitted face masks whilst in transit to minimise the spread of the virus. This is no longer mandatory.

Cancellations & Refund Policy

Cancellation by the Traveller

We understand that travel plans can sometimes change, if you cancel some or all portions of your booking the cancellation terms set out below will apply. A cancellation will only take effect when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant booking agent notifying them of your cancellation.

If you wish to change or cancel a trip:

Day Trips

(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 7-days prior to departure; or

(b) 2 to 7-days prior to departure:

  • we will hold 100% of the deposit paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from date of purchase
  • any credit voucher resulting from a cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia; or

(c) 8-days or more prior to departure,

  • we will refund balance paid by you in connection to your booking less any unrecoverable costs; or

(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 2-days/48-hrs will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or

Short Break / Extended Trips

(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 30-days prior to departure; or

(b) 14 to 30-days prior to departure:

  • we will hold 100% of monies paid by you as credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from date of purchase
  • any credit voucher resulting from a cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia; or

(c) 31-days or more prior to departure,

  • we will refund balance paid by you in connection to your booking less any unrecoverable costs; or

(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 14-days will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund; or

Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation under (Cancellation by the Traveller) has an expiry date of 3 years and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by us. This credit is transferable however not redeemable for cash.

Note different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third party agents, your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. We strongly advise you to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking. If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. If you fail to join a trip, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made or compensation for departure costs incurred. The above cancellation terms are less any unrecoverable costs by accommodation providers, travel agents, third-party affiliates and supplier fees.

Cancellation by the Operator

Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid traveller onboard, unless minimum group size specifically states otherwise (refer to Product Fact Sheets) or in the event of a Force Majeure resulting in the cancellation of a trip.

We may cancel a trip at any time up to 7-days (Day Trips) and 30-days (Short-Break / Extended Tours) before departure. Alternatively, we do have the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, extreme conditions, political instability or other external events occur that deem it not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.

Standard Cancellation

If we cancel your trip, we can offer you a choice of:

(a) a 100% reimbursement of monies paid for your trip

(b) transfer amounts paid to an alternative departure date or tour operated by GLT; or

(c) issued with a credit travel voucher to the amount paid for your trip, valid for 3-years

Force Majeure Cancellation

If a trip is cancelled due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’, we can offer you a choice of:

(a) a 100% credit voucher of monies paid for your trip; or

(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.

If the cancellation due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’ occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:

(a) 110% credit voucher for the days that remain on your trip; or

(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.

Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation as mentioned in (Cancellation by the Traveller):

  • 3-year expiry date and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by GLT;
  • are not redeemable for cash;
  • excludes flights or insurance as they will have their own booking conditions

In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

“Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergency; flood; windstorm or other extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.

Acceptance of Risk

Australia is home to many dangerous creatures, extreme weather conditions, and varied terrain. Experiencing these dangers while camping, hiking, or passing time outside may increase your personal risk. Safety is our number one priority and our guides are highly trained to ensure passenger safety at all times. Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury or accident caused by passengers onboard our tours.

Travel Insurance

We recommend all guests have travel insurance and should be taken out at the time of booking prior to tour departure. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident  death, 24/7 medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200 000 for each of the categories of cover.

We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation curtailment, COVID-19 cover, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects.  If you have travel insurance connected to your credit card or bank account please ensure you have details of the participating insurer, the insurance policy number and emergency contact number with you rather than the bank’s name and credit card details.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is not permitted on board our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse re-entry if passengers are overly intoxicated, and propose a threat to other passengers, our driver or vehicle. We also reserve the right to advise at any time prior to departure and whilst in operation, that alcohol is no longer permitted. The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years old, photo ID is required.

Child Policy (Age Requirements)

Our child and infant policy and pricing does vary depending on the trip; this is due to the diversity in our product range. All travellers under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Short Break & Extended Trips (age restrictions) – 8 to 17 years old

Trips that include accommodation nights within the itinerary:

  • Basic Single Swag – fares apply to Adults and/or Child
  • Safari Tent Twin Share – fares apply to Adults and/or Child

Not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under.

Prices and surcharges

Our tour prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing, both of which are standard practice within the travel industry. This means our tour prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, market conditions and availability. It is likely that different passengers on the same trip have been charged different prices. Your best option if you like the price you see is to book at that time. Any reduced pricing or discounts that may become available after you have paid your will not apply. If you wish to cancel your booking to take advantage of a cheaper price, full cancellation conditions apply as set out below in (Cancellation by the Traveller). The most up to date pricing is available on our websites. Please note that a surcharge may be applied to a purchase made by credit card.

Luggage Policy

To maximise the comfort of your journey no luggage storage facilities are provided on our (Day Trips): It is recommended you bring a small day pack no bigger than 5-7kg. (Short-Break / Extended Tours): Maximum baggage allowance per person is 15-20kg preferably a soft travelling pack.

Excessive amounts of luggage may incur a surcharge fee. Inappropriate luggage presented on the day of departure such as surfboards, bikes and an excessive amount of luggage may result in refusal to board unless previously arranged. Other: mobility scooters, wheelchairs, pushers, prams, walking frames and other walking aids cannot be stored safely on our vehicles, please advise prior to booking if there are any of these aids required.

Pick-up & Drop-offs

GLT may offer complimentary inner-city pick-up and drop-off services to selected accommodation providers. Please note it is the customer’s responsibility to be waiting out the front of your selected pickup location (accommodation provider) at least 10 minutes before departure. Failure to wait out the front of your selected location may result in the tour guide being unable to locate you causing failure to load. GLT cannot be held responsible for passengers who fail to load.

Special Requirements

Please notify the Get Lost Travel group with any dietary requirements, food allergies and/or medical conditions at the time of booking or 7 days prior to tour departure. Limited food options are available on extended tours, forward planning is required to ensure we can accommodate but not guaranteed.