|Duration||2 days, 1 night|
|Meals||Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1|
|Starts||Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport|
|Ends||Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort|
|Accommodation||1 night camping|
Running short on time but longing to see two of the Red Centre's star attractions? Worry not. This trip, designed for those with only a few days to spare, includes time spent at both Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Explore the wide valleys and winding chasms of Kata Tjuta/The Olgas on foot during a guided hike, then admire an Uluru sunset, a glass of bubbles-in-hand, before sitting down to a starlit spread of delicious local produce – our 1,000 Star Dinner. Get a gauge of the world's largest rock up close on a morning walk around its base, learn of the traditional stories associated with it from a local indigenous guide, and admire Aboriginal arts and crafts on display in the Uluru Cultural Centre. This overnight adventure packs in stacks.
Join an Indigenous Guide on a walk around the base of Uluru at the Mutijulu waterhole, an experience exclusive to Adventure Tours
The ancient formations of Kata Tjuta and the monumental Uluru are synonymous with the quintessential Australian landscape
Dine on local food and wine under the stars and camp on the vast red earth of the outback, well away from civilisation
Enjoy our exclusive Australian Native Foods menu throughout the trip
Guided walks at Kata Tjuta and around Uluru provide insight into Indigenous Australian history and spirituality
Day 1: Yulara/Kata Tjuta/Uluru (Ayers Rock)
The small town of Yulara came to be when Commonwealth authorities finally decided to establish motels at the base of Uluru – a sacred indigenous site – wasn’t the coolest 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; so it’s definitely a walk worth doing if you’re up to it. As the evening sets in, settle down with a glass of bubbles for one mesmerising display of colour, light and shadow during an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, we’ll wine and dine you by star and candlelight during a ‘1,000 Star Dinner’
Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Indigenous experience
An early start today is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh, enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. Perhaps purchase some Indigenous art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre before ending your tour at the Ayers Rock Resort. If your flight departs before 12:30 pm, you may require a private transfer to the airport and you may have limited or no time to explore the Cultural Centre. Notes: A compulsory $35 transfer fee will apply. If the levy isn’t paid in advance then you’ll have to make payment directly to your leader. Please ask the reservations team for more details.
Joining point: Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort or Airport (dependent on flight arrival time, confirm at time of booking)
Please note pick up times from Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) do vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes. Please advise flight details at time of booking and contact us if you require further information. The Yulara Airport Shuttle (free) is available to catch from the airport to the Desert Gardens Hotel. No bookings are required, just look for the shuttle out the front of the airport once luggage has been collected. Please be ready and waiting for pick up at the correct time and location as above.
Finishing point: Tour finishes at the Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort approximately 12:00pm on the final tour day.
If your flight departs before 12:30pm on day two you may require a private transfer to the airport. A compulsory $35 transfer cost will apply. Please note that in order to arrive at the airport in time, you may have limited or no time exploring the Uluru Cultural Centre. Please ask our Reservations team for more details, if the levy is not paid in advance we will require payment to your Leader.