Ayers Rock Day Trip From Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta And Sunset BBQ Dinner

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Journey into the heart of Central Australia with two expert guides to experience the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta National Park, sacred sites of the local Aboriginal people. Explore the spectacular scenery around Uluru, Kata-Tjuta, enjoy the Mutitjulu Waterhole and Mala guided walks and visit the Cultural Centre to learn about Aboriginal traditions and history. This all-inclusive tour includes a morning snack pack and lunch, an Aussie barbecue during the sunset at Uluru and snacks throughout the day.

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Your all-inclusive, full-day tour starts with early morning pickup from your Alice Springs hotel. Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges on your comfortable air-conditioned coach to Erldunda Roadhouse where you have your first rest stop for a buffet breakfast.

Arrive around mid-day in Yulara where your guides provide a packed lunch to eat during the drive to the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Then start your first walk of the day at Walpa Gorge, a distance of 1.5 miles (2.6km). Along the way, get an amazing perspective on the stunning dome-shaped rock formations of Kata-Tjuta, a sacred site of the Aboriginal people.

After your walk, visit the Cultural Centre, built with the help of local Aboriginal people. Learn from informative displays and your guide about the Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara people and the natural and cultural history of the area.

Next, head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and your guide will lead you on the Mala Walk, which follows the northwest face of Uluru. During the walk, see fine examples of Aboriginal rock art, marvel at sheer vertical rock walls and hear stories of the Aboriginal people.

Back at the coach, drive around Uluru to reach a short track that leads to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Take a short guided walk to the waterhole, which legend says is home to an ancestral water snake named Wanampi. Learn from your guide about Aboriginal customs as you take in the shimmering pool of water and surrounding red rock.

Now for the highlight of the day, head to the Uluru sunset viewing area for an Aussie barbecue. Watch the magnificent colors of the sunset at Uluru as you sip a glass of bubbly and feast on tasty tucker (food).

After sunset, reboard your coach for your return to Alice Springs.

Inclusions for Ayers Rock Day Trip From Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta And Sunset BBQ Dinner

  • Local guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Entrance and national park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Ayers Rock Day Trip From Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta And Sunset BBQ Dinner

  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear strong, non-slip walking shoes

Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and 1.5 liter water bottle

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • All the hotels close to Uluru were fully booked by the time we made up out minds about visiting the Red Center. Fortunately, this one-day tour was a truly viable alternative. Ayers Rock is far from Alice Springs, but the tour company was well prepared for a long, stressful day for the staff. With three driver-tour guides, one was always resting, while the other two were either driving or keeping us tourists entertained with information and friendly banter. Once we arrived at Ayers Rock, we were able to see the beautiful gorge at Kata Tjuta in the late morning. The guide books recommend a late afternoon visit, but considering the time constraints, some compromise had to be made. We saw just enough of the area around Ayers Rock to get a balanced impression of the culturally important aspects of the site. We saw rock overhangs with paintings and bas-relief carvings and a pool which has ritual significance, and we were able to get up close to the rock itself. I was not impressed by the sunset meal, but the other members of our tour group seemed to enjoy it. All told, this is truly a wonderful option to the very high prices for hotel rooms close to Uluru, and we had the added advantage of being able to do some shopping in Alice Springs and to visit the wonderful museums there.

  • Fantastic Tour
    The Tour Guides, Real Professionals
    Bit tiresome, but totally worth it.
    I would do it again.

  • Had an amazing time on this trip it was very well organized, but also a very long day. It was definitely worth doing with a tour especially if you don't plan on renting a car because of the distance. I really enjoyed the sunset dinner and champagne while watching the different colour/hue changes of the Rock.

  • Long day, but great time. Our guides were awesome. Really enjoyed the short walks around Uluru.

  • Uluru with raînfalls was amazing !

  • A truly fantastic adventure. An early pick up at 6.10am followed by a 2 hour drive and then breakfast. This was typical roadside fare, Aussie style, and pretty filling. Arrived at Kata Tjuta and walked up the rock trail to have a closer look. But this is a massive rock formation and is better viewed from a distance. At Uluru there is a short walk through the cultural centre to learn a bit of local history. We then walked round the base of Uluru, saw rock paintings and heard more about the dreamtime. The BBQ was very good, so was the bubbly!
    At sunset the colours of Uluru change from orange to brown and back. But truthfully, the sunset itself was much better.

    Sorry I don't have pictures to show yet.

  • Very long day on a standard bus - you will be kind of sore at the end of the day. However, many good stops to allow that you have a chance to stretch. The hosts fill up a part of the time with interesting commentary but not all. Had a great tour of the Rock itself and a very nice dinner. Would do it again or even better go from the village at Ayers Rock instead of Alice.

  • Very long trip,bit disappointed about Ayres Rock as we never saw any sunset over it.BBQ was good and the tour guides were very helpful,kept us fed and watered.

  • It is a long day. The drivers were delightful. The breakfast was great. The rock is very interesting. The seats were comfortable. I would recommend this tour.

  • We were well fed and watered the whole trip! All you need to bring is a 500 ml. bottle as they provided the water. Fly nets ,sun cream and good walking shoes are necessary. We saw all the sites as listed although I would have preferred a little more time at the cultural centre at Uluru.
    The guides were informative and helpful, this was a English speaking tour and a lot of people could not understand the commentary as English was not their first language this resulted in these people talking to each other in their own language at one point I had to ask them to stop as I couldnt hear the guide.

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