See the highlights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on an intimate, two day small group tour.
Day 1 – Uluru Evening Tour Come and join a small-group Outback Australia tour to explore Uluru, the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing your resort, the tour will travel through the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the specter of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country .
Your first stop allows you a photographic opportunity of this amazing icon. With Uluru looming in front of you, your guide will journey toward the base. Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility. 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 Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories.
You will see the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. We 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 to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.
Day 2 – Kata Tjuta 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 will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 24mi journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation.
On arrival at the viewing area, you 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. You’ll 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 has evolved over millions of years. Your guide will then return to your accommodation.
Operates All year round, per request. Morning tours depart at 6:15am and afternoon tours depart at 2pm. Morning and afternoon tours last approximately 5 hours each.
Need to Know National park entry fees are not included. 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 across two days. Sunset 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.