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5 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon

  • A bucket list adventure in Australia’s Red Centre
  • Visit Watarrka, Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Simpsons Gap
Includes tour leader, meals & accommodation

Australia’s Red Centre is a region of wild beauty and diversity, of jaw-dropping natural wonders, remote outposts and sunsets that dance across the horizon. It’s also a bucket list destination for every traveller. Could this be the year you finally experience its ancient power for yourself?

Departing from Alice Springs, this amazing five-day tour will take you off the beaten track and show you the unique sights, the hidden gems, and everything in between. Begin with a night at leisure in historic Alice Springs, and then climb aboard the air-conditioned minibus to explore dusty outback roads, wild national parks and remote gorges, and gaze upon the vast and untamed wilderness from scenic lookouts where there are no other tourists around for miles. Walk along the rugged rock cliffs of Kings Canyon, marvel at the soaring ochre-coloured domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), raise a glass to the sunset at ancient Uluru, take a refreshing dip in beautiful waterholes and much more!

The small group tour includes transport in an air-conditioned vehicle, four nights quality hotel and resort accommodation, professional tour leader, and more. Sound like your kind of adventure?

ITINERARY

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Arrive in Alice Springs for an early afternoon check-in to your centrally located accommodation. Enjoy the evening at leisure to experience some of the many highlights of Alice Springs.

Overnight: Aurora Alice Springs, Mercure Alice Springs Resort or similar
Meals included: None

The tour starts with a hotel pick up in the comfortably air conditioned minibus. Over the next three days you’ll traverse beautiful backcountry roads with amazing backdrops in this comfortable vehicle. First up enjoy a short sightseeing trip of Alice Springs including a stopover at the ANZAC Hill lookout and a visit to the historic Telegraph Station, where ‘The Alice’ was founded.

Afterwards, depart Alice Springs for Simpsons Gap in the Western MacDonnell Ranges National Park (Tjoritja), where you might spot cute rock wallabies during a short walk. Afterwards relax at Ellery Creek Big Hole, the secret site for Arrernte people and a popular outback swimming spot. Experience the Ghostgum Walk at Ormiston Gorge. Finish the day with a comfortable ride back to Alice Springs and enjoy the changing colours along this truly magnificent range. 

Overnight: Aurora Alice Springs, Mercure Alice Springs Resort or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast and/or swim in the pool, depart Alice Springs and take the comfortable Stuart and Lasseter Highway across a colourful semi-desert to Watarrka National Park. In the afternoon enjoy the 2-3 hour walk up and across the famous Kings Canyon plateau, from the sandstone domes of the ‘Lost City’ to the oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’. Feel on top of the world as you walk along the towering red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below. Finish the day at Kings Canyon Resort where you will have dinner and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note: If the temperature is over 36 degrees, the Kings Canyon walk is closed and an alternative activity will be provided.

Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort, Petermann
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today depart Wararrka National Park and drive over red sand dunes and past salt lakes to Uluru National Park. Check-in to your hotel and look for the most delicious spot for lunch in Yulara village (lunch not included).

This afternoon travel to Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and take the ‘Valley of Winds’ on a 1-2 hr walk to the lookout to view the soaring rock domes - these ochre-coloured shapes are an intriguing and mesmerising sight. Afterwards, catch a magnificent sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) with a (now) traditional glass of sparkling wine before returning to the resort for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Outback Pioneer Hotel, The Lost Camel Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Wake up for an early morning departure to catch the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock) followed by a relaxing walk to water holes and caves with Aboriginal rock paintings. Visit the award-winning Cultural Centre before returning to Yulara village for breakfast and where the tour concludes at approximately 11am.
 
Please note: For customers wishing to transfer back to Alice Springs, a transfer can be arranged for $75 AUD per person and takes approx. 5-6 hours. This transfer is only available on the final day of the tour, and is not available for any travellers staying additional nights in Yulara.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the outback town of Alice Springs
  • Visit ANZAC Hill Lookout and the historic Telegraph Station on a sightseeing tour of Alice Springs
  • Explore Simpsons Gap, Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek Big Hole in the West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Walk along the towering cliffs of Kings Canyon, viewing the forest of palms below
  • Relax with a night at leisure in the magnificent Kings Canyon
  • Drive among fiery red sand dunes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Marvel at the ochre domes of Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Witness a sunrise and sunset over spectacular Uluru 
  • View ancient Aboriginal cave rock paintings 
  • 4 nights 3-4 star hotel and resort accommodation
  • Enjoy a night at Kings Canyon Resort in Watarrka National Park
  • Enjoy 6 meals including daily breakfast
  • Professional tour leader
  • Private A/C bus transportation

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
   
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 8th of September 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $550 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2021)
April: 7, 21
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June: 2, 9, 12, 16, 30
July: 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 28
August: 4, 7, 11, 18, 25, 28
September: 1, 4, 8



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Alice Springs: Aurora Alice Springs, Mercure Alice Springs Resort or similar

- Petermann: Kings Canyon Resort

- Yulara: Outback Pioneer Hotel, The Lost Camel Hotel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Aurora Alice Springs or similar (Pre/Post Tour): $190 AUD per room including breakfast. Please contact TripADeal to check availability
- Outback Pioneer Hotel, Lost Camel Hotel or similar, Yulara (Post Tour): Not Available
Please note:
- Extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking.
- If looking for extra nights post-tour in Yulara, please note that the accommodation used for the tour may not be confirmed until 30 days prior to the departure date and we cannot guarantee which property will be used. Therefore, if booking additional nights in Yulara you may need to change rooms/hotels for the extra nights you have purchased if the accommodation confirmed for the tour differs from your own booking.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single Bed or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Transfer: $80 per person 
Please note:
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability)
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- International / Domestic flights
- Airport Transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



WHAT TO BRING
-  Water bottles that hold up to 2.5l (water will be available on the bus to fill up bottles) – travellers have to carry at least 2.5l of water when doing walks. These are regulations by the local authorities/park rangers.
-  SPF 50 sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
-  Comfortable, breathable clothes and walking shoes (avoid white/light shoes as the red dirt in the Outback will ruin them)
-  Longsleeve shirt for sun protection
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Alice Springs
The climate of Alice Springs in Australia's Red Centre is one of extremes, with hot summers and cold winters.
Summer (December – February)
In summer average temperatures range from 20 - 35°C (60 - 95°F), and can soar to around 40°C (104°F). January is the wettest month with around 40mm (1.5") of rainfall, however the climate is considered dry and arid for most of the year.
 
Autumn (March – May)
Autumn is one of the best times to visit Alice Springs, with warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures range from 12 - 27°C (53.6 - 80.6°F).
 
Winter (June – August)
During winter, average temperatures fall between 4.8 - 20°C (40.6 - 68°F), with July being the coolest month. Nighttime temperatures can drop below 0°C (32°F) and thick frost on the ground can resemble a carpet of snow.
 
Spring (September – November)
In spring the weather begins to warm up with average temperatures between 13.8 - 30.6°C (56.8 - 87°F). It can bring spectacular thunderstorms and cool evenings.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes 


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket, date/accommodation changes or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.



Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.