Day Tour: Alice Springs to Uluru
Our professional guides collect you for an early 6am start which also offers a light packed breakfast on board our comfortable airconditioned coach, and then it’s off to our first stop at Erldunda Roadhouse.
We arrive at Yulara at approximately 11:45am, and after a quick stop we provide you with a packed lunch to eat on the drive to the World Heritage listed Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park.
We travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Embrace the domes of Kata Tjuta on your 45 minute walk, while taking in the views of the open plains on your return walk.
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 and the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people.
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 you the 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 guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. The guide will take you along a short track to the 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.
From here we head to one of the best highlights of the day – the Uluru sunset with an Aussie BBQ. Watch the majestic Uluru change colour with a glass of bubbly and good Aussie tucker before returning back to Alice Springs.
Travel voucher, water bottle (capacity 1.5-2 litres), strong non-slip walking shoes, hat (wide brimmed is best), flynet, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter), travel pillow.
2 professional accredited tour guides, comfortable air conditioned coach with on board toilet, BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine, light breakfast, lunch pack, fruit & snacks throughout the day, accommodation pick-up & drop-off, Uluru National Park entrance fee ($25pp).
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Please see Tour Notes and General Terms and Conditions for full details.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure. From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles, which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
Please review our Terms and Conditions of Travel documentation for more information.