The Rock Tour voted BEST TOUR IN THE WORLD by Hostelworld.com customers. This is the first choice for budget conscious travellers and International Backpackers looking for a high quality tour at an affordable price.
**NEWS FLASH APRIL 2013** Welcome back Tiger Airways to Alice Springs. From Tuesday 9th April 2013 Tiger Airways started flying direct from Sydney and Melbourne to Alice Springs.
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$330.00 is the price for our 3 Day / 2 Night Uluru Tour for 2012/2013 + $25.00 Uluru Park Fee. Total Cost = $355.00
The Rock Tour Departs Daily* from Alice Springs at 6:00am and all meals are included on tour. The Rock Tour operates 3 itineraries that are all the same price so please make sure you book the right tour and highlight where you are staying, how and when you are arriving and all Rock Drop Off or Rock Pick Up details when booking. If you are unsure about your travel plans, please contact our travel consultants Freecall 1800 246345. We will be able to save you some money with good travel advice and also, answer any questions that you have about getting to the Northern Territory, good accommodation options and FREE pick up from the Airport, Bus or Train Station.
The Rock Tour books up very fast so try to book at least a week in advance to avoid dissapointment. The tour involves a genuine bush camping experience sleeping in genuine Aussie swags both nights with bush toilets on the first night. We have a look at the Garden of Eden on the first afternoon and have hot showers on the 2nd morning, 2nd night and 3rd morning before we head home.
Itinerary 1. "Normal Itinerary"...Alice Springs to Alice Springs. Start The Rock Tour in Alice Springs. 6:00am departure and end the tour back in Alice Springs at 5:00pm on Day 3. You need 5 days in total for this itinerary with accommodation in Alice Springs for the night before and after the tour.
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Itinerary 2. "Rock Drop Off Itinerary"...Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. Arrive in Alice Springs and the next day, start The Rock Tour in Alice Springs. 6:00am departure and end the tour just before lunch on Day 3 at the Ayers Rock Airport. The only part of the tour you miss is the 500km drive home and you get a nice aerial view of Uluru. For those travellers in a hurry, who on Day 3, have a cheap Virgin Blue Flight from Ayers Rock to Sydney or a cheap Qantas Flight from Ayers Rock to Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne or Perth. You only need 4 days off for this itinerary and need 1 nights accommodation in Alice Springs before the tour.
Itinerary 3. "Rock Pick Up Itinerary"...Ayers Rock to Alice Springs. If you fly into Ayers Rock Airport, enjoy the aerial view of Uluru and we will pick you up from Ayers Rock Airport or the Ayers Rock Resort just after 12:00pm on Day 1. The only part of the tour that you miss is the 500km drive from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. For those travellers in a hurry that have a cheap flight on Day 1 with Virgin Blue, from Sydney in to Ayers Rock, or a Qantas Flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Cairns in to Ayers Rock. You return to Alice Springs on Day 3 at 5:00pm and will need accommodation in Alice Springs for this night. You only need 4 days off for this itinerary as you can leave Alice Springs the next day after the tour, on the 4th day.
YOU CANNOT START THE ROCK TOUR AT AYERS ROCK & END THE TOUR AT AYERS ROCK.
The Rock Tour "3 Day Uluru" Tour is an active 1,500km round trip spread out over 3 days and 2 nights. We visit all of the Red Centre attractions including Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset and Sunrise, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Kings Canyon (Watarrka), Atila (Mount Connor), the Camel Farm, the Lake Amadeus Salt Lakes, Curtin Springs Cattle Station and Kings Creek Station.
The Rock Tour itinerary is specifically designed to give you a fun and genuine Aussie camping experience of the Red Centre at an affordable price. Our strength is in our young, fun and informative Tour Guides who have been hand picked and trained to ensure your memories of Central Australia are ever lasting. Our Tour Guides will show you how to cook in the camp fire, find witchety grubs, cook kangaroo tails in the coals and show you how the aboriginals hunted, survived and found food in the middle of the desert for centuries. Try one of these Aboriginal delicacies (see witchety grub picture) for yourself as well as learning about bush tucker and bush medicine which you will be shown along the 3 guided hikes.
**All meals are included (including Vegetarians)** The only additional charge is the $25.00 Uluru Park Fee which you can pay at our travel shop the day before your tour or on the morning of your tour. If you need to hire a sleeping bag from us there is a $15.00 cleaning fee.
When you arrive in Alice Springs The Rock Tour Shop is located right in the middle of town at 78 Todd Street Alice Springs. If you are booked on any Tour with The Rock Tour, come into our shop when you arrive in Alice Springs for FREE INTERNET for the first 1/2 hour and say g'day to our hard working Sales team who processed your booking Liam, Carla, Di, Michelle and Steph.
The Rock Tour is Australian and Northern Territory owned and is as Aussie as you will find in Australia. The Tour is the end result of of years of planning and 15 years experience in the tourism industry. The 2 owners Rob Cowan and Jo George still live in Alice Springs and are very "hands on" working within the business every day. We are always striving to provide a better tour and travel experience of Central Australia and are constantly finding ways to improve the standard of our tour which we are both very proud of.
The Rock Tour won the 2012 Hostelworld.com HOSCAR for the "Best Tour in the World" with a 94% Rating as voted by Hostelworld.com Customers. These awards honour excellence in Hostel accommodation and Backpacker Tours.
The Rock Tour has won 5 out of 6 years, the Golden Backpack Award for "The Best Tour in the Northern Territory as voted by TNT readers and our valued customers. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. We was robbed in 2010! These awards honour excellence in the Tour Industry.
Experience the real outback with the best Tour Guides in Central Australia. Myles, Wooki, Fitzy, Morgan, Josh, Jake, Aston, Kiwi Sam, James and Guido.
The Rock Tour office team is really looking forward to help you with all your questions regarding travelling in the Outback and the rest of Australia! Give Liam, Carla, Dianne, Steph or Michelle a ring!
* Except for the X-mas & NYE period - 23rd to 26th of December and 30th, 31st of December and the 1st of January *