- 2 professional, accredited tour guides
- Luxury coach with onboard toilet
- BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
- Freshly made packed lunch
- Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
- Uluru Park entrance fee ($25pp)
- Fruit & snacks throughout the day
WHERE WE VISIT
- Mutitjulu Waterhole Walk
- Kata Tjuta: Walpa Gorge Walk
- Mala Walk Uluru
1 Day Uluru Tour - Start & End in Ayers Rock
Experience the beauty of Uluru with guided walks and a sunset viewing!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Want to experience the highlights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in just one day? This is the tour for you. Fall in love with the Red Centre as you take in The Rock at sunset and embark on guided walks.
Pickups begin between 11.45 am - 12.00 pm outside the Outback Pioneer Hotel in Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort). Board the bus and enjoy a freshly made packed lunch to eat on the drive. You're headed to the World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Stop at Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day. Head into Walpa Gorge and discover the incredible dome formations of Kata-Tjuta. On the return walk, take in the views of the open plains. This is a place of huge cultural significance to the local Aboriginal people. You'll learn more about their history at your next stop.
After exploring Kata Tjuta, it's time to head to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people, also referred to as the Anangu people. The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It's built on a sacred site and has very special meaning.
After learning a little about the culture of the area, you'll head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). From here you'll embark on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many examples of Anangu rock art. Hear stories about these paintings from your guide and marvel at the sheer vertical walls of The Rock. Your guide will also tell Dreamtime stories of the Anangu People.
Once you've completed the walk, you'll meet the bus at the Kuniya car park at the back of Uluru. From here, the second Uluru walk of the day to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will take you along a short track to the waterhole which is the home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. Your guide will share stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves around the waterhole contain rock art and were used in the past by Anangu people who are still alive today.
Then, as evening falls, it's time for the highlight of the day. Settle back to watch the breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly and a delicious Aussie BBQ. It's the perfect end to a spectacular day. After sunset travel back to Outback Pioneer Hotel (Ayers Rock Resort).
What are the departure and arrival times?
We depart Ayers Rock Resort (Outback Pioneer) at approx 11:45am.
We return to Ayers Rock Resort (Outback Pioneer) just after sunset.
Can I bring my family?
Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour. Children aged 2-15 prices are from $164 per person.
What should I bring?
Travel voucher, water bottle (capacity 1 litre), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide-brimmed is best), fly net, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), travel pillow, cash for purchasing dot painting directly from artists at sunset, USB chargers (there are USB ports on the luxury coach).
- Emu Run Experience reserves the right to amend the itinerary of any of the tours and arrange alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. No refunds will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of a trip resulting from any cause including severe weather conditions or mechanical failure.
- A minimum number of passengers is required to operate each tour. It may, therefore, be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer an alternative or full refund for that tour.
- We accept no responsibility for loss, stolen or damaged property and recommend that all passengers take out adequate travel insurance. Emu Run will accept no responsibility for any injury, illness or other such accident sustained whilst on tour. Any children travelling will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. All passengers must wear shoes at all times, and be wearing hats and sunscreen.
Emu Run will charge the following fees upon cancellation:
- 8-30 days prior to departure – 50% cancellation fee on full cost of tour/package
- Within 7 days of departure – 100% cancellation fee on full cost of tour/package
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