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AAT Kings Day Tours (Red Centre)

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AAT Kings is passionate about sharing the natural wonders and authentic cultures of Australia and New Zealand.

With a wide range of Day Tours our friendly Guides will enhance your experience with stories, local knowledge and a sense of fun. Our goal, every day, is to share Australia and New Zealand with our guests and to bring Australia and New Zealand to life.

  • Information

    Tour types

    • Cultural and Theme Tours
    • Food and Wine Tours
    • Nature and wildlife
    • Sightseeing Tours
    • Walking and Biking Tours
    • Adventure and Outdoors Tours

    Activities

    • Birdwatching
    • Boating
    • Walk

    Accreditation

    • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Tours

    A Town Like Alice Half Day Tour

    There's plenty to see in historic Alice Springs as your Driver Guide shows you the must-see sights. Visit the outback School of the Air which provides education to primary aged school children living on remote properties throughout the Northern Territory. Discover the history of the Telegraph Station and visit the headquarters of the highly respected Royal Flying Doctor Service who deliver medical services to people who live, work and travel in remote and rural Australia. Have fun at the Reptile Centre then head to Anzac Hill for a panoramic view of 'The Alice' and MacDonnell Ranges.

    Please quote Day Tour code A3 when booking.

    Field of Light Half Day Tour

    This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in a luxury coach. You’ll travel the short distance to the exclusive Field of Light location. With just enough time for some background commentary on the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro, you will arrive excited to see his latest artistic endeavour. Arriving in complete darkness, you will first enjoy the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert from a dune top lookout, before making your way down the hill to walk through the Field of Light. You will return to the viewing area to witness the spectacular sunrise. The AAT Kings team will be serving you tea, coffee or hot chocolate. You can enjoy your beverage as you watch the first rays of sun pop up in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape and Kata Tjuta with light.

    Please quote Day Tour code FOL when booking

    Kata Tjuṯa Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Half Day Tour

    Discover the spectacular Kata Tjuṯa and witness an awe-inspiring sunrise. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with sun rising. Kata Tjuṯa is an incredible formation of rock domes that extend six kilometres into the ground. Be in awe as you venture on the Valley of the Winds Walk and its lookouts.

    Please quote Day Tour code Y50 when booking

    Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Tour

    Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing national Park while your Driver Guide shares insights into the natural and cultural history of this fascinating region. Learn about Kata Tjuta (the Oglas) and hear many stories from your guide. While you delight in chilled Australian wine and canapés, take in the breathtaking Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the sun setting.

    Please quote tour code Y8 when booking.

    Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas Full Day Tour

    Travel to Kings Creek Station and watch as the local wildlife wakes for the day. Relax in the café where you’ll be treated to a cooked breakfast; their coffee is said to be the best in the Territory! Next you'll head to Kings Canyon where you'll make the rocky climb with your guide to the rim of the canyon to be rewarded with marvellous views over Watarrka National Park. Alternatively you can explore the boulder-strewn creek bed - an easier shady walk following the trail between the two sheer walls of the canyon.

    Explore as you partake in the six kilometre Rim Walk which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, discover the Garden of Eden; a true oasis, or enjoy a stroll along the creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim. Head off to Kings Canyon Resort and treat yourself to lunch (own expense) where you have the option to enjoy a helicopter flight (own expense - creek bed walkers only) or a dip in the resorts pool.

    Please note
    This tour departs from Uluru and can end at either Ayers Rock Resort (Y19) or Alice Springs (Y20). Please quote Day Tour code when booking.

    Palm Valley Outback Safari by 4WD Full Day Tour

    Travel in our custom-designed 4WD vehicle as you head into the amazing Palm Valley; an outback oasis with a diverse range of plant species. Visit the Amphitheatre; an impressive group of red sandstone formations and relax with a tasty picnic lunch in the Finke Gorge National Park and its incredible ancient palms. Last stop is the Hermannsburg Aboriginal Community (closed to tourists in summer months) where you can wander through the amazing artworks at the gallery and explore the historic buildings many of which are now protected by National Trust.

    Please quote Day Tour code A5 when booking.

    Uluru Base & Sunset Half Day Tour

    Join your guide on a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, from where you’ll be escorted to the famous Mutitjulu Waterhole. You'll see wonderful Aboriginal rock paintings and come to understand their significance. Next, make your way to the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre which houses an amazing collection of original ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork). Enjoy nibbles and Australian wine from the Uluru Sunset Viewing Area as you soak in the sunset and its many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous for.

    Please quote Day Tour code Y17 when booking.

    Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Half Day Tour

    Sit back and relax as you travel into beautiful Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Be amazed by the surrounds and incredible sight of Uluru in the distance on your way to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku – the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Simply translated, ‘Talinguru Nyakunytjaku’ means ‘to look from the sand dunes’. The platform offers an incredible view through the dunes and stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee.

    Just 40 kilometres to the west of iconic Uluru, we’ll take in the sites of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. When you stop at a viewing point that boasts the most spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready. Next, your Driver Guide will lead you on a one hour walk through Walpa Gorge, sharing stories of local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation.

    Please quote Day Tour code Y14 when booking.

    Uluṟu Sunrise & Guided Base Walk Half Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Red Centre on this small group tour. Be mesmerised by a spectacular Uluṟu sunrise and discover scared sites such as Kuniya Piti with your friendly Driver Guide. You'll be captivated as your guide shares the stories of the local Anangu people. Continue around the base on the Mala walk and the onto beautiful Kantju Gorge and the Mutitjulu Waterhole walk.

    Please quote Day Tour code Y40 when booking.

    Uluṟu Sunset Half Day Tour

    Uluru stands 348 metres high, however most of its mass is below ground level. On approach you’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence and inherent spirituality. Witness a breathtaking Uluṟu sunset from the Sunset Viewing Area. Settle in with a glass of Australian wine and nibbles while you witness Uluṟu's majestic presence as it changes colour right before your eyes.

    Optional Add-on: Uluṟu Barbecue Dinner
    To make this day even more magical, dine under the stars at our exclusive outback venue. You'll experience a real Aussie style barbecue accompanied by a selection of red and white wines, beer and soft drinks. This is the ideal time to relax and swap travel stories while you take in the incredible ambience of an Uluṟu evening.

    Please quote Day Tour code Y11 when booking. Please quote Y11B for Half Day Tour plus BBQ.

    West MacDonnell Ranges Full Day Tour

    Be captivated by the natural wonders of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Explore Angkerle (Standley Chasm) with a walk along the stony watercourse and its abundant variety of wildlife and birds. Discover Ellery Creek Big Hole, a spectacular waterhole in the mighty Ellery Creek. Visit the Ochre Pits sacred site and experience the rugged scenery at Ormiston Gorge. Walk through Simpsons Gap to a beautiful waterhole and enjoy the late afternoon sun reflecting on the Macdonnell Ranges as you return to Alice Springs.

    Please quote Day Tour code A8 when booking.

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