Depart Alice Springs and travel through rugged ‘Outback’ landscapes by the West MacDonnell Ranges. This ancient, twisted range is thought to be the oldest in Australia, and one of the oldest still standing anywhere in the world. Stop to visit the Outback Camel Farm to learn a little about these animals which have played such an important role in the development of central Australia. You also have the opportunity to try riding one (own expense). Back aboard the coach, continue through the red sands, viewing the intriguing flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Early in the afternoon, join a tour to the 36 giant rocky domes of Kata Tjuta. Walk into Walpa (Olga) Gorge and keep an eye out for ancient petroglyphs (stone carvings) in the rock floor. As the sun starts to sink in the desert sky, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and watch the play of light and colour as the golden rays of the setting sun strike Uluru.
Accommodation: Ayers Rock Resort, choice of hotel.
Day 2. Uluru at Sunrise, Guided Mala Walk, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Alice Springs
Rise early and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as the day’s first light strikes Uluru. With the sun still climbing, take a guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole. See cave paintings and hear the legends of Kuniya Tjukurpa (Python Dreaming). Tour the base of Uluru before joining your guide and learn about the geology and flora of the region on the Mala Walk. Explore Kantju Gorge before visiting the Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative to see Aboriginal artists at work. Alternatively, you can forgo the Guided Mutitjulu & Mala walks to climb Uluru and stand 348 metres above the desert floor. Depart Ayers Rock for the return journey to Alice Springs, arriving around 6.30pm.
Note: Anangu, Traditional Owners, would prefer that visitors choose not to climb Uluru. The climb may be closed without notice due to weather or cultural reasons. No refunds will be given in this situation.
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*Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
*Hat and suncream
*Camera and Film
Warm clothes in June - August
Pick up Point
Free hotel pick ups
*Important please advise your hotel at booking*
*Please reconfirm your tour 24hrs prior to departure
*Includes Nationa Park Entry pass
Cancellation and Indemnity
Cancellation fees may apply to tours please confirm details with our office on 1800 891 121.
Full payment for accommodated tours must be received prior to travel. Pre-payment for day tours is preferred.