Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre with two must-do tours in one day.
Morning Tour: Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colors change on Kata Tjuta. Departing the resort, the tour travels through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 24-mile journey through the desert landscape to these mighty rock formations. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise Kata Tjuta while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive.
Then make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes of Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return to your accommodation.
Evening Tour Join your small group outback Australia tour to explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing the resort, the tour travels thorough the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the spectra of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country.
Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility within Uluru. The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realization of the sheer size of this monolith. As you drive around the base, your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru.
Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) as well as a number of other stories associated with other prominent Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. See the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. Then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Your guide will then return you to your accommodation.
Operates All year round, per request. Morning tours depart at 5:45am and return at 10:45am. Afternoon tours depart at 2pm and return at approximately 7pm. Morning and afternoon tours last approximately 5 hours each.
Need to Know Minimum of 2 people required for tour departure. Maximum of 11 people per tour. Moderate level of fitness required. Not recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Inclusions Two 5 hour fully guided tours. Sunset at Uluru OR Sunrise at Uluru. Sunrise at Kata Tjuta. Outback picnic breakfast at sunrise. Morning tea. Light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset. Pick up and return from accommodation. National Park entry fees.