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3 Day Cockatoo Dreaming Uluru Tour

Swags and stars, open fires and memorable experiences

This three-day adventure features private campsites where you can sleep under the stars. Travel in a fun group and absorb the fascinating information provided by your guide. Can also start in Uluru at lunchtime.

Highlights of this fantastic three-day tour include:

Camel Farm *currently unavailable*
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kata Tjuta walks
Kings Creek Station
Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park walks

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18+

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

What's included

  • Pick up from central ASP accomm, AYQ airport or Resort
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned mini-bus
  • Camping equipment including swag, pillow and pillow case
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Drop off at central ASP accomm

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming and/or bath towel
  • Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own and not hire one)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for three days in a soft bag

Itinerary

Day 1 : Alice Springs to Uluru
It’s an early rise if you are joining us in Alice Springs where you will make the journey to Ayers Rock where we will meet our fellow travellers joining us there. This afternoon embark on an interpretive base walk of Uluru. Those choosing to climb will have the opportunity to do so, weather permitting. (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and the Anangu people ask visitors to respect their law and do not climb it). The Cultural Centre is impressive and well worth a visit before watching the ever changing colours of Uluru at sunset. After dinner, some stories and stargazing, it’s time for a good night’s rest at our private campsite before another active day tomorrow. *Lunch on Day 1 is only included for passengers beginning their tour in Alice Springs. Passengers starting in Ayers Rock will need to have eaten prior to pick up.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru to Kings Creek Station via Kata Tjuta
Your guide will wake you bright and early to experience a mesmerising Uluru sunrise, early mornings being such a magical time in the desert. Then it’s a short drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), an Aboriginal word for “many heads”, to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. Pull on your hiking boots and take the Valley of the Winds walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch, it’s farewell to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel to Kings Creek Station to spend the night at our private camp.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Creek Station to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon
This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After our final meal together we begin our journey back to Alice Springs arriving in the early evening.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Departs
Alice Springs                                      From central accommodation from 5:40am
Ayers Rock Airport                             14:00 - please advise flight arrival details
Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort)          13.00

Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer

Returns                                               
Alice Springs only                                5.30 pm approximately
 

AUD $25
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Outback
  • Indigenous & Cultural
  • Hiking

Available Extras

National Park Entry Fees included for all tours departing after 01 April 2019.

Customers must bring their own sleeping bag or hire one for a $30 local payment. Tents are not included and swags are provided as standard. Customers wishing to sleep in a tent will be required to pay a $60 per person local payment. Both items must be pre-booked.

Camel ride is optional and at own expense and is available only to those starting in Alice Springs *currently unavailable*

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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On this 3- day 4WD tour to the Outback, you will visit some of the beautiful highlights the Outback has to offer. Sleep under the stars at viewing distance from the Uluru, get to witness the beautiful sunrise on the Uluru and experience that real authentic Aussie Swag feeling. This tour is a truly unique way to experience Australia.

Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor 5 June 2018

    Great trip

    I want to start off this review with stating I am not a camper. I have never been camping in my life so this was an adventure for me. I had a great time though. We had a great tour guide in Gus. He is extremely sarcastic but being from the Northeast of the US that is right up my ally. While Uluru was amazing, the hike at Kata Tjuta was the highlight. We paid for tents but slept in a swag at kings canyon which apparently is the best place to view stars (someone said a 9/10)! Its so amazing you can even see some of the Milky Way. While the facilities are definitely camping facilities, it provided a place to take a hot shower and plumbing for bathroom. There were outlets at the first campsite for charging phones or if you need it blow drying hair. The days are long (sun rise to sun set) and some of the hikes are on the challenging side. Some of the older folks in our group had some issues but they made it through unharmed. I will say after the 3 days I was very happy to get to a hotel room haha. The food was much better than I expected for a camping trip, so I was very satisfied. All in all I highly rate this tour.

    On Trip Advisor 5 June 2018

    Great trip

    I want to start off this review with stating I am not a camper. I have never been camping in my life so this was an adventure for me. I had a great time though. We had a great tour guide in Gus. He is extremely sarcastic but being from the Northeast of the US that is right up my ally. While Uluru was amazing, the hike at Kata Tjuta was the highlight. We paid for tents but slept in a swag at kings canyon which apparently is the best place to view stars (someone said a 9/10)! Its so amazing you can even see some of the Milky Way. While the facilities are definitely camping facilities, it provided a place to take a hot shower and plumbing for bathroom. There were outlets at the first campsite for charging phones or if you need it blow drying hair. The days are long (sun rise to sun set) and some of the hikes are on the challenging side. Some of the older folks in our group had some issues but they made it through unharmed. I will say after the 3 days I was very happy to get to a hotel room haha. The food was much better than I expected for a camping trip, so I was very satisfied. All in all I highly rate this tour.

    On Trip Advisor 5 May 2018

    3 day cockatoo dreaming tour

    We had a lot of fun on this tour with our guide Suzy who was great. She was very uplifting and helpful. The food was good and accommodated for veg options. The views were beautiful! Some of the hikes do involve a fair bit of walking and physical fitness so would not recommend for people with low fitness levels especially in the heat. There were so many flies that would always fly on your face around your eyes so would recommend looking into a fly net before the start of the tour. It also got quite cold at night so pack warmer clothes for the swags in the fall/winter. Overall, great tour!

    On Trip Advisor 19 February 2018

    Our guide, Dean, was very knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed his job, which the group appreciated. The views and scenery on this tour are stunning... but it is not for the faint of heart! Very early starts on all 3 days (if you are picked up in Alice Springs on Day #1), rustic campsites (especially at Uluru - several blocks away from the bathrooms; King's Canyon was nicer) and long hikes over rugged terrain. That said, you can opt for shorter hikes, but you should still be in good condition and like to "rough it." The trip was a once in a lifetime experience, to be sure.

    On Trip Advisor 14 july 2019

    We did this trip end of June, and we are a family of 3, the youngest one beeing 16 years old. We are not very fond of camping, but found this tour really exciting. We were only 5 persons in our car, and Alicia was a wonderful guide. This trip was one of our (many) highlights from Australia, from the wonderful sunset of Uluru, to the hiking trips in Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. At this time of the year, the temperature was very comfortable, although it is advisable to bring a winter jacket for the evenings. The first night, the temperature was close to zero. We very much enjoyed Alicia’s enthusiasm and the company of our two british friends. We had to rise early every morning to catch the sunrise, but when we arrived at our destination, it was really worth the effort. We also appreciated the stops along the highway to collect wood, to see the kenguroos and the wild camels. We would recommend this trip to anyone who would like to see wonderful Australian outback, and also have some nice hikes. The hikes we did were around 6-7 km each, and a nice way of exploring the wonderful nature. The Kings Canyon hik, the last day, was our most memorable hike. We’d like to come back!