Tour Details

Tour Name 5 Day Uluru & MacDonnell Ranges Tour
Days 5
Group Size: Max 23
Suitable For Backpackers & Adventure Travellers
Vehicle Bus
Accommodation Cabin / Tents (2 nights) Swags Under The Stars (2 nights)
Operator Code Shared with Adventure Tours

Tour Pricing

Price: $1495 per person
Club Travelwild Price: $1420* per person

Departure Information

You can join this tour in Alice Springs or Yulara, you must end the tour in Alice Springs, the finish time is normally around 6pm
Start in Alice Springs: 6.30am
Start in Yulara [Ayers Rock Resort]: 2.00pm

* Discounted rate available if you have joined any Travelwild Tour in the past. How to claim




The Best Tour for exploring the Red Centre

Here’s your shot to dive into the outback on your own terms with this 5-day small group tour. Forget about rigid itineraries and rushing around to meet strict schedules – it’s all about you, your crew, and a knowledgeable local guide soaking up the Red Centre at your own speed. Hit up all the iconic spots – Uluru/Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, the Western MacDonnell Ranges – and maybe even check out some hidden gems like Trephina Gorge, Owen Springs, Ruby Gap, and the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges. It’s an epic adventure on your terms!

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 Day, 4 Night Tour
  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • All Camping fees.
  • Small Bus
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • All camping gear except sleeping bags (bring your own or buy from us for $50).

Tour Exclusions

  • Sleeping Bags.

5 Day Uluru Tour Notes

  • Prices quoted are AUD – (Australian Dollars).
  • This tour can start in Alice Springs or Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), but it must end in Alice Springs.
  • Check out Uluru Tour Comparison Table for other start & end combinations.

5 Day Uluru Tour Itinerary

  • Please Note: The following itinerary is to be used as a guide only, road conditions, changing weather over the seasonal period and multiple other factors require that the actual itinerary is structured for the best possible result. Our tour structure is flexible and is designed to change if required.

1. Uluru & Kata Tjuta

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Meet your guide in Alice Springs bight an early at 6.00am or at Yulara at 12noon.

Alice Springs is the place to be if you wanna tap into the heart and soul of Australia. Kick off your adventure by meeting up with your guide and crew at the Alice Springs pick-up spot bright and early this morning. Then, get ready to dive deep into exploring the Red Centre.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the unmistakable sight of Uluru rising up from the earth like one massive boulder. It’s gonna blow your mind! And guess what? Just a short drive away, you’ll find Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas. With its 36 different-sized domes, it’s a whole different vibe from Uluru, and way bigger too – the highest point is almost 200 meters higher than Uluru!

After lunch, we’ll lace up our boots and hit the trails for an epic afternoon hiking sesh between Kata Tjuta’s massive domes. And as the day winds down, we’ll snack on some goodies while we watch the sun work its magic, painting Uluru with all sorts of earthy hues.

And hey, the fun doesn’t stop there! Back at camp, we’ll chow down on some seriously delicious grub with the crew. And if Mother Nature cooperates, we’ll kick back under the stars for the perfect end to an epic day. It’s gonna be one for the books, folks!

 

Highlights

 

  • Uluru Sunset
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Valley of the Winds Hike
  • Accommodation: Powered Tent
  • Meals: LD (Grab breakfast before pick up)
  • Driving Time: About 7 hours if departing Alice Spring, 2 hours if departing Yulara

2. Uluru

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Get ready to rise and shine, folks! We’re kicking things off bright and early this morning with an epic Uluru sunrise. Picture this – the sun hits Uluru like a total beacon, lighting up the landscape before the whole area is flooded with light. It’s gonna be insane!

Our guide’s gonna lead us to one of the coolest spots around Uluru, where we’ll check out some seriously rad Anangu rock art and dive into one of the creation stories of the site. And while the morning’s still fresh, you’ve got some free time to tackle the self-guided full base walk of Uluru. Trust me, you’ll wanna get up close and personal to take in all the textures and valleys that you just can’t see from far away.

Once we’ve refueled with some lunch, why not snag some art at the Cultural Centre? It’s all hand-crafted by local First Nation Peoples of the Western and Central Deserts – how cool is that?

Then, it’s time to hit the road and head to our exclusive campsite near Watarrka National Park, also known as Kings Canyon. We’ll gather ’round for dinner and soak in the starry night sky. It’s gonna be a night to remember, folks!

 

Highlights

 

  • Uluru Sunrise
  • Uluru Base Hike
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Accommodation: Powered Tent
  • Meals: BLD
  • Driving Time: About 3.5 hours

3. Watarrka (Kings Canyon)

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The highlight of Watarrka National Park? That’s gotta be Kings Canyon – a massive gorge surrounded by towering rock walls that shoot up meters high. And let me tell you, this place is seriously stunning! With its porous sandstone, deep gullies, and hidden rock pools, it’s home to over 600 species of native plants and animals. Crazy, right?

Our guide’s gonna lead us on a trek through this epic canyon, pointing out all sorts of cool stuff along the way. Think the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, Amphitheatre, and, of course, the iconic North & South Walls of Kings Canyon. It’s gonna be one heck of an adventure!

After we’ve worked up an appetite, we’ll chow down on some lunch before hitting the road for our overnight camp in the East MacDonnell Ranges. Get ready for more epic views and unforgettable experiences, guys!

 

Highlights

  • Kings Canyon
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Accommodation: Swag Camping
  • Meals: BLD
  • Driving Time: About 5 hours

4. East MacDonnell Ranges

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You know what’s seriously underrated? The Eastern MacDonnell Ranges. It’s like the Outback’s best-kept secret! This place is the real deal – it’s where the Arrernte people, the Traditional Owners of the land, call home. And let me tell you, there’s so much to discover here!

First up, we’ll take a short walk to Emily Gap, a super important spiritual site for the Arrernte people. You’ll hear all about their caterpillar dreamtime story and check out some seriously ancient rock paintings. Then, it’s off to Jesse Gap and Trephina Gorge for even more adventures. Trust me, you won’t want to miss the quartzite cliffs and the awesome birdlife!

But hey, all that exploring’s gonna work up an appetite, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – we’ll grab some lunch at the historical Ross River Homestead. And after we’ve seen the best of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, it’s time to hit the road and head to our overnight bush camp in the West MacDonnell Ranges. It’s gonna be one epic journey, guys!

 

Highlights

  • Jesse Gap
  • Trephina Gorge
  • Accommodation: Swag Camping
  • Meals: BLD
  • Driving Time: About 3 hours

5. West MacDonnell Ranges

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Get ready to dive into the breathtaking scenery of the Western MacDonnell Ranges this afternoon! Our first stop? Ormiston Gorge – one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the Red Centre. Keep those eyes peeled for wallabies as you take in the stunning views of the colorful walls surrounding the waterhole. Next up, we’re off to Redbank Gorge and Ellery Creek Big Hole, where you can cool off with a refreshing dip. It’s gonna be the perfect way to end our day of exploring the West MacDonnell Ranges! And after soaking up all that beauty, we’ll head back to Alice Springs where our epic five-day adventure comes to a close.

 

Highlights

  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Redbank Gorge
  • Ellery Creek Big Hole
  • Meals: BL
  • Driving Time: About 3 hours


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