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5 Day - Cairns to Ayers Rock (Uluru)

The Rock Tour "5 Day Cairns to Uluru" includes the Greyhound bus from Cairns to Alice Springs, 1 nights dorm accommodation at the YHA Alice Springs when you arrive. Followed by the 3 Day Rock Tour camping trip to Ayers Rock (Uluru) the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) & Kings Canyon (Watarrka) and 2 nights camping out under the stars in a swag.

The Greyhound Bus departs on a Wednesday from the Cairns Greyhound bus station at 1.00am and arrives in Alice Springs at 9.15am the next day. 

If you would like to break up the Greyhound Bus trip (pass is valid for 7 consecutive days) you could stop off at Townsville, Mount Isa or Tennant Creek. If you stop off at Townsville you could decide to catch the ferry over to Magnetic Island (20 minute trip) and explore the Island for a few days. For more information email

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    5 Day Cairns to Ayers Rock (Uluru)

    $710 + $25 Uluru Park Fee = Total $735

Day 1 & 2: Greyhound Bus (Only available on Wednesday from Cairns)
Departs Cairns on a Wednesday from the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 1.00am and arrives into Alice Springs the next day at 9.15am. Enjoy 1 nights accommodation in the Alice Springs YHA (6 share dorm) which is located a 5 minute walk from the Alice Springs Greyhound Station.

Day 3: Kings Canyon (L, D)
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 5:30am, first destination Kings Canyon. Enjoy a 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City. Visit the Amphitheatre, North & South Walls and the beautiful Garden of Eden. Next stop, Curtin Springs where we set up our bush camp. Your guide will prepare a healthy camp-oven dinner. Relax around the fire then curl up in your cozy swag under a million stars. 

Day 4: Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset (B, L, D) 
Feel the spiritual significance of the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. See lots of bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can listen to tales from the Dreamtime. We spend the evening enjoying dinner at the spectacular Sunset over Uluru. Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour. We spend this night at the Yulara resort campground. 

Day 5: Uluru Sunrise (B,L)
Take in a memorable Uluru Sunrise over the World’s Largest Rock. You then have time to complete an Uluru Base Walk around Uluru. You will see beautiful sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm. Back to civilization, get cleaned up and we meet later for dinner and a couple of beers in an The Rock Bar.

Have an extra day in Alice? Ask us how to see what everyone misses!

Departure Information: 
Day 1 & 2 - Greyhound Bus. Departs Cairns from the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 1.00am and arrives in Alice Springs the next day at 9.15am.

Day 3 - The Rock Tour picks up from your Alice Springs accommodation at 5:30am daily.

We supply: All meals as stated, transport, air conditioned comfortable 21 seat buses, fun and experienced tour guide, swags and camping equipment.

Extra Information: Uluru Park Fee is $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Children under 16 years old. We have summer sleeping bags (November - April) and winter sleeping bags (May - October) warm and cosy -10 degree rated. You can hire a Sleeping bag for $20 per person. 

Cancellation Policy: The Rock Tour reserves the right to amend itineraries, change carriers & apply surcharges without notice. It is strongly recommended that you have your own personal travel insurance. Cancellation fees are charged at 100% within 24 hours from departure, 50% if between 24-48 hours and 25% at all other times. We accept no responsibility for any injury, illness or other such accident sustained while on tour. We accept no liability for lost or stolen property. There will be no refunds in case of mechanical breakdown or weather conditions and we cannot guarantee pick up & drop off times. Customers need to be aware that we operate in extreme temperature and remote areas and act according to instructions from our tour guides. 

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE REVERSE DIRECTION - Email for the full itinerary in reverse. (The Greyhound leaves Alice Springs on Tuesday morning and Friday morning only)

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