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Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Transfer | From$ 180

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Travel through desert scenery to Alice Springs. Enjoy comprehensive commentary of your surrounds as you pass through the rugged outback. More
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Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Transfer | From$ 180

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Depart Alice Springs through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), a significant sacred site, often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. More
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About Tours & Transfers between Ayers Rock & Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Located just 200 kilometres from the geographical centre of Australia is the outback town of Alice Springs, affectionately known as ‘Alice’.

There’s plenty to see and do in and around this isolated town; visit the home of unique outback community services the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air, wander through the town centre where you’ll find local Aboriginal art on display and meet friendly locals who’ll share their amazing stories about life in the outback.

The historic Telegraph Station is a must-see on a visit to Alice Springs. Built in 1872 as part of the Overland Telegraph line linking Adelaide to Darwin and Australia to the world, it’s a window into Australia’s pioneering past.

Alice Springs is bordered by the rugged MacDonnell Ranges and has a range of incredible Red Centre experiences right on its doorstep. Follow the Red Centre Way from Alice Springs to the remote Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg and you’ll witness the landscapes that inspired renowned Australian artist Albert Namatjira, who was born in this former German missionary town.

Travel further west through the breathtaking desert terrain of the West MacDonnell Ranges and you’ll discover unique natural wonders like Standley Chasm and Palm Valley, an oasis of palm trees in the rugged surroundings of Finke Gorge National Park.

Alice is also a gateway to some of Australia’s most iconic destinations including Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon and is part of the famous rail journey on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park is home to the world famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), the physical red heart Australia and one of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks. The monolith stands at a towering 348 metres tall and has a circumference of over 9 kilometres, with the bulk of its mass lying underground.

In 1873, surveyor William Gosse sighted ‘the Rock’ and in honour of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia Sir Henry Ayers, named it Ayers Rock. It wasn’t until 1993 that Uluru became the first icon in Australia to be given back its Aboriginal name and making it the first official dual-named feature in the Northern Territory.

The perfect place to view the sunrise at Uluru and Kata Tjuta is from the Talinguṟu Nyakunytjaku viewing area. Offering uninterrupted 360° views here you can witness the magnificent glow of the sun bring the surrounding desert landscape to life.

After a day of exploring, you can take in the unforgettable experience of an Uluru sunset. Feel the magic of the outback as you sip on a glass of wine and witness the ever changing colours of Uluru. Essentially grey, the oxidation of iron on the surface of the rock gives it a striking orange-red hue and is responsible for creating its radiant glow.

Stop by the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre, the best place to get acquainted with the Anangu country. A wander through the “Tjukurpa Tunnel” will introduce you to the culture of the Anangu people and Aboriginal law (Tjukurpa). Learn about Aboriginal creation stories, ancestral beings, admire local art and discover the significance of the several walks available around the area.

For safety reasons the local Anangu request that visitors do not climb Uluru. Although not prohibited, it’s recommended that travellers respect their wishes while on Anangu land. There are several other ways to experience the sacred beauty of this ancient monolith such as on the insightful walks around its base or a scenic helicopter flight over the top.

Discover this intriguing World Heritage Listed wonder as you follow in the footsteps of the land’s ancestral beings absorbing the stories sacred to the Anangu community. The natural beauty and rich culture of Uluru will be revealed as you explore the base by foot on the famed base walk, home to waterholes, unique desert flora, caves and ancient rock paintings.

The Kuniya Base Walk is an insightful track that leads to Muṯitjulu waterhole, home of a wanampi, an ancestral watersnake. You’ll gain a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru and pass ancient cave paintings and other sites significant to the local Anangu and the early explorers.

The Mala Walk leads you past several areas of rock art and sacred sites where Aboriginal communities live and prepare for ceremony. It’s believed that as you walk through this area, you’ll be surrounded by the spirit of the Mala Tjukurpa – the hare-wallaby people. The walk will take you to the peaceful Kaṉtju Gorge.

However you choose to explore Uluru, you’ll no doubt gain an understanding of the innate spirituality and peacefulness that resounds from this ancient landscape. 

Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Transfer

Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Transfer

Travel through desert scenery to Alice Springs. Enjoy comprehensive commentary of your surrounds as you pass through the rugged outback. View majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) along the way. Stop at Mt. Ebenezer Road House where there is the opportunity to purchase afternoon tea (own expense). Travel North along the Stuart Highway before arriving at Alice Springs.

Inclusions
* Experienced Driver Guide
* Comprehensive commentary
* Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Sights

  • Alice Springs Town
  • Ayers Rock (Uluṟu)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Transfer

Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Transfer

Depart Alice Springs through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm where there’s time to take a short camel ride (own expense). Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), a significant sacred site, often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Inclusions
* Experienced Driver Guide
* Comprehensive commentary
* Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Sights

  • Alice Springs Town
  • Ayers Rock (Uluṟu)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Tours & Transfers between Ayers Rock & Alice Springs Reviews

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karenpammy2016

We took the AAT Kings Ayers Rock to Alice Springs transfer bus option. Everything went well with the transfer with a quick photo stop at Mt. Conner (resembles Uluru but is much flatter), at Curtain Springs. There were an assortment of different birds in the back of the store. There was also a rest break at a road stop at the intersection of Erdunda Roadhouse for drinks and ice cream. At the parking lot, there were statues from the Olympics 2000, an echnida and frill neck lizard behind a barbed wire fence. The ride to Alice Springs took nearly 7 hours but it did not really feel like it as we were busy on the go. Our travel agent recommended this method of travel instead of flying from Ayers Rock to Alice Springs. The bus actually conveniently dropped us off in front of our lodging. If we took the plane, we would need a shuttle or taxi ride to our lodging. This ride was nice and scenic although it was all desert view. Worth the long hours of a ride to get from Ayers Rock to Alice Springs.

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MAGeorgeNYC

The AAT Kings bus ride from Uluru to Alice Springs is a long (5-6 hours) but interesting way to see the Outback. There are a couple of rest stops, but you're not forced to spend time in tourist traps. If you have a full day, you may want to consider doing the Kings Canyon day trip. You can leave from Uluru, stop at Kings Canyon, and then end the day in Alice Springs. It means leaving in the morning instead of mid-day, but you get to see Kings Canyon.


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