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3 Day Rock the Centre (Alice Springs to Alice Springs)

FROM: $645
Min. Age
8 Years+

Departure Times

Departs: 6:00am - Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Returns: 6:00pm

Pricing Options

$645 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 01 Jan 2024 and 31 Dec 2024)

Marvel at the magical natural beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on Adventure Tours 3D2N night Rock the Centre experience!

  • Spend ample time admiring Uluru up close
  • Explore the natural rock domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Witness the unparalleled beauty of an Outback sunset and sunrise
  • Camp under the stars at Uluru and Kings Canyon

Tick a visit to Uluru off the bucket list on this Rock the Centre 3D2N experience with Adventure Tours, taking you to see the most iconic sights in the heart of the Red Centre of Australia!

On this tour, you'll visit locations such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Your days will be spent hiking and exploring, and your evenings will be spent mesmerised by spectacular Outback sunsets before marvelling at the universe from the comfort of your swag as the sky above transitions into a real-life open-air planetarium!

Departing and returning to the large outback town of Alice Springs, this extended tour guarantees ample time in each destination; ensuring you get the most out of the experience to help create memories that will last a lifetime! 


  • Visit the world-famous Uluru
  • Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Witness sensational Outback sunrises and sunsets
  • Self-guided base walk around Uluru
  • Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included
  • All-terrain vehicle with tour guide
  • 2 nights camping at powered campsites
  • Bus journey from Alice Springs to Uluru

Rock the Centre map

Sample Itinerary

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Day One: Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta

Your adventure will begin in Alice Springs, where you'll meet your guide and fellow adventurers at the pick-up point. From here, you'll set off through vast expanses of the Red Centre before being greeted by the magnificent monolithic Uluru for the first time in the distance, before arriving at Kata Tjuta to spend the afternoon exploring the 36 various-sized...

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Day One: Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta

Your adventure will begin in Alice Springs, where you'll meet your guide and fellow adventurers at the pick-up point. From here, you'll set off through vast expanses of the Red Centre before being greeted by the magnificent monolithic Uluru for the first time in the distance, before arriving at Kata Tjuta to spend the afternoon exploring the 36 various-sized sandstone domes that make up the rugged landscape. From here, you'll head to the campsite where you'll spend the watching the sunset, sharing stories and bonding with your fellow explorers and get to eat some delicious food. If the weather permits, you'll be able to fall asleep under the stars, while the sky transforms into a real-life planetarium! 

Notes: Total driving time today is around 7 hours. Total walking time is approximately 2 hours. 

Day Two: Uluru Sunrise

Day two will start bright and early, as you get to a front-row seat to one of the most mesmeric sunrises in the entire world, as the sun rises on the horizon behind the giant Uluru! Your guide will then take you on a tour of one of the significant cultural sights, to see Anangu rock art and captivate you with creation stories of the area. You will then get some freetime, in which you can go on a self-guided walk around the whole of Uluru, to fully experience its true size and brilliance! You'll also get a chance to visit the Uluru Culture Centre, where you can purchase handcrafted art and souvenirs made by local First Nation Peoples of the Western and Central Deserts. From here, you'll then travel to the campsite near Kings Canyon, before having dinner and being once again treated to a spectacular outback sunset! 

Notes: Total driving time today is around 3.5 hours. Total walking time is approximately 2.5 hours (or up to 3.5 hours if you do the full 10km base walk around Uluru).

A beautiful landscape shot of Uluru

Day Three: Kings Canyon and back to Alice Springs

After another spectacular Red Centre sunrise, you'll spend a few hours exploring the gems of Watarrka National Park- including its main attraction Kings Canyon. The canyon is home to hidden rock pools, deep gullies and porous sandstone, as well as over 600 species of native plants and animals! Famous locations in Kings Canyon include the Lost City, the Ampitheatre, the Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls of the canyon. After a well-earned lunch, you'll begin your journey back to Alice Springs where you'll say your farewells to all of your new friends!  

Notes: Total driving time today is around 5 hours. Total walking time is approximately 3 hours (For the Kings Canyon Rim Walk it is a requirement that you have a minimum of three litres of water with you. Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottles.)

Outback Powered Campsite

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What To Bring

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Appropriate footwear for hiking
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Warmer layers (for the winter months)
  • Sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • A sleeping bag is required for this tour (You can bring your own or pre-purchase at time of booking)
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Head lamp or torch (recommended)
  • Personal medical kit (recommended)
  • Powerbank if you wish to charge your personal devices (recommended)

Please keep your luggage...

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What To Bring

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Appropriate footwear for hiking
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Warmer layers (for the winter months)
  • Sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • A sleeping bag is required for this tour (You can bring your own or pre-purchase at time of booking)
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Head lamp or torch (recommended)
  • Personal medical kit (recommended)
  • Powerbank if you wish to charge your personal devices (recommended)

Please keep your luggage to a minimum, by only bringing a small soft-sided bag plus a day pack. Travellers are limited to carry a maximum of 15kg. Excess luggage can usually be stored at your arrival/departure hotel and can be collected after your trip. 

What's Included

  • Meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • All-terrain transport for duration of the trip
  • Accommodation: Swag camping (with shared facilities) (2 nights)
  • Maruku Arts cultural experience
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • All national park fees

What's Extra

  • Optional extra purchases and souvenirs

Terms and Conditions

Important Information

  • Please refer to the COVID-19 Hub for the latest information on ATA’s COVID-related policies.
  • This tour commences in Alice Springs on Day 1 at 6:00am, and finishes in Alice Springs on Day 3 at approximately 6 pm. Onward travel is to be booked the following day.
  • 15kg in soft bag plus carry on day pack. No hard cases please.
  • Any dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking, in order to order to accommodate this before the tour commences. 
  • Please provide details of any medical conditions at the time of booking. There is very limited to access to medical treatment in the outback. 

All information provided at any time by Outback Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

Your Responsibilities

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours and itineraries prior to travel as specified on your voucher or ticket. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Outback Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers/tickets are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and the individual tour check-in agent, before boarding, of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions. Guests unable to attend their ticketed tour, transport or accommodation due to delay or lateness will not be eligible for a refund.

Prices/Extra Costs

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based on feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Outback Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Travel Risk/Insurance

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Guests embarking on activities such as scuba diving, jet skiing, skydiving and hiking experiences should purchase insurance appropriate for the risks involved with these activities. 


It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Outback Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.

Merchant Fees

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change.

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.

Itinerary tours, accommodation and transport subject to change

Any specific accommodation, tours, transport, activities or product listed in our itineraries is subject to change according to availability. Our travel agents will do their best to secure you the specific listed accommodation, however, if not possible according to availability, Outback Tours reserves the right to swap and substitute certain products for similar experiences, accommodation or transport that works with your timeframe.

Information & Advice

All information, advice or pricing provided by Outback Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Outback Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Outback Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Cancellation Policy

Client Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 60 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Outback Tours/Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Outback Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.

Thank you for booking with our Australian travel experts here at Outback Tours/Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Happy travels!

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the tour start and end?

This tour departs from Alice Springs  at 6:00 AM and finishes in Alice Springs at approximately 6:00 PM. Onward travel is to be booked the following day.

Where is the meeting point and are pickups available?

Meet your guide at the pick up point at Stay at Alice Springs Hotel (formerley Aurora Alice Springs) at 6am. If you're staying elsewhere in Alice Springs, please call the reservations team on the number above to arrange an alternative pickup. 

How much luggage can we bring?

You are allowed 15kg in soft bag plus carry on day pack. No hard suitcases please!

What meals are included?

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners are included throughout the tour.

Do we need sleeping bags?

Yes! A sleeping bag is required for this tour. You can bring your own or pre-purchase one at the time of booking.

What is the accommodation like?

You'll be sleeping at powered campsites amidst the wilderness of the Outback! It is swag camping with shared facilities. 

What is the weather like in the Red Centre?

Temperatures in the Outback can be extreme, so pack layers to suit all conditions. Sun protection is essential, and you may also want warm clothes for the desert nights and mornings. 

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