Explore Kata Tjuta and Uluru (Ayers Rock) on this overnight camping trip. Explore the wide valleys and winding chasms of Kata Tjuta/The Olgas on foot during a guided hike and admire an Uluru sunset, glass of bubbles in hand.
What to Expect
Day 1: Yulara/Kata Tjuta/Uluru (Ayers Rock)
The small town of Yulara came to be when Commonwealth authorities finally decided establishing motels at the base of Uluru – a sacred indigenous site – wasn’t a respectful thing to do. A plot of land midway between the rock and Kata Tjuta was staked out, a town built, and Yulara’s permanent population of 887 now caters to approximately 300,000 visitors each year. Today you’ll be one of them, as this is where this trip kicks off. Driving first to Kata Tjuta, you’ll have the option of heading out to explore the site’s 36 domes and learn about its ecological and geological significance from your guide along the way. As the evening sets in, settle down with a glass of bubbles for one mesmerising display of color, light, and shadow during an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, wine and dine by star and candlelight during a ‘1,000 Star Dinner.’
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Indigenous experience
Today it’s off to Uluru to see what all the hype’s about. You’ll be getting up early this morning but that’s when sunrise tends to happen in this neck of the woods. After watching the sun rear up over the world’s largest slab of sandstone explore Uluru at your own pace. When you get back, an indigenous guide will explain a bit about the site’s great significance on a cultural interpretive walk, which you’ll then have the opportunity to learn more about at the Uluru Cultural Center.
- Experienced guide
- National park entry
- Meals as indicated
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk
- Twin share permanent tent with furnishings (including proper beds, linen, pillow, towel, light and a fan)
- A single supplement is available for both camping and motel accommodation
What's Not Included
- Meals not indicated
- Optional activities
Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport (dependent on flight arrival time, confirm at time of booking)
Know Before You Go
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies must advise of this at the time of booking.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Its recommended that Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must advise at time of booking.
A strict luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Where an Aboriginal guide is unavailable the operator tour guide will lead the cultural walk.