Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
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Stop At: Erldunda Roadhouse, Stuart Hwy & Lasseter Hwy, Erldunda NT 0872, Australia
First stop of the day will be at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre, Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
A quick stop to pick up other passengers if there are any.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Walpa Gorge, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory Australia
We travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Embrace the domes of Kata-Tjuta on your first walk of the day, while taking in the views of the open plains on the return walk.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Lasseter Highway, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory Australia
We then visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ayers Rock and the Olgas, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory Australia
We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here one of the two guides will take you on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the wonder of the sheer vertical walls. The guide will tell Dreamtime stories of the Anangu People.
We drive from the front of Uluru around to the Kuniya car park, which is at the back of Uluru. From here we start our second Uluru guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. The guide will take you along a short track to the Mutitjulu Waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. The guide will share stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by Anangu still alive today.
The scene has been set, the highlight of the day, the breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly(or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ. A spectacular day never to be forgotten. After sunset, we set off to Alice Springs. Or if you’re ending the tour at Ayers Rock Resort you’ll be dropped off at Outback Pioneer after sunset.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Local guide
- Buffet breakfast
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Erldunda Roadhouse
- Entry/Admission - Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre
- Entry/Admission - Walpa Gorge
- Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
- Entry/Admission - Ayers Rock and the Olgas
- Drinks (available to purchase)
- 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
We really enjoyed this tour. The driver (in the morning and in the evening - Sorry we did not understand his name, he had long blond hair) was amazing and interesting, everyone gave him a round of applause. He first stopped to let us take pictures of Uluru and a salt lake - views were great ! Another guide took us to Kata Tjuta where we walked a bit into Walpa Gorge. After that we went to Uluru where we saw caves and a water hole and learnt a lot about Aboriginal culture. In the evening we went to the sunset lookup where we had a barbecue dinner and were able to see Uluru changing color at sunset. We were disappointed about two things though, first one being that coach seats had not been allocated upon booking. Some families having been picked up first separated in order to monopolise window seats. As a result, my mother and I could not seat together, so she missed a lot of the commentaries as she does not speak English fluently. Another thing was the limited number of minutes left at each spot. We could not walk too far into Walpa Gorge, a guided walk would have been appreciated. Same thing at Uluru caves, where after the guided walk, the guide left us the option to go see two other caves on our own. We chose to go back to the coach and almost got lost because the guide had moved it to go wait near the optional caves. In general, very good tour with stunning views of the red sand, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and a great driver. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel were very appreciated. Type of visit : family (adults)
perfectly organised. picked up on time, two drivers tour guides were excellent in terms of service courtesy and helpful attitude. quality and spacing out of food drinks were excellent and of perfect. knowledge of guides was based on facts and science. finally BBQ was the cream. driving was like travelling with Qantas for safety. hands off to you.
It was a full day but well worth it. Plenty of good food supplied and good value for money. Our guide and driver (lath and Gav) were both knowledgeable, helpful and courteous to passengers, I did this trip by myself when younger, but it is much better to do it by day tour because you can relax, and enjoy the day without stress. The weather was perfect.
A really long, but awesome trip. Saw everything you expected, with great commentary by the two guide/drivers. Extra bonus on the return of stopping in the middle of the desert on a moonless night to see an awesome star show.
If you have limited time and what theUluru experience this is the tour for you. Tony and Gavin did a fantastic job of handling all the aspects of the tour and very very informative and interesting about the local culture. Be rested when you take the tour as it really is a full 18 hour day.
Booked through Viator and provided by Emu Run Experience. Long day but worth it for a once in a lifetime experience! The bus was large, very comfortable and had a toilet room on board!. Well run tour with plenty of bathroom stops along the way. Breakfast was about 2 hours after tour start at a small café and was very good variety. Lunch was sandwiches on board the bus and not so great chicken wrap with cucumbers and carrots but not much taste. Our guides were great at keeping us informed and building the excitement to spot Uluru. Also very good at providing history and other site related information. Fair amount of walking on this tour and a lot of it in red sand so recommend not wearing shoes you want to keep clean. Also a bit chilly in early July, especially in the evening at the BBQ. BBQ dinner appeared to be pre-cooked steaks and sausages re-heated on the grill as well as a variety of salads lettuce salad, pasta salad, potato salad, etc.. Drinks were champagne and some orange juice. All in all the crew did a fantastic job given the size of the group and the time constraints of this tour.
Longest day trip ever from 6.00am to 01.00am next morning. The Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and they really made it a good experience. The flies at Uluru are a real nuisance, so take a face net although even that is annoying. Overall, glad we went but very tiring.