Experience the beauty of the Northern Territory for yourself on this 2 Day Uluru & Kata Tjuta Highlights from AAT Kings. Travelling in an air-conditioned coach, you get to explore some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes, including Kata Tjuta and the base of Walpa Gorge and relax with a glass of Australian sparkling wine and take in the breath taking sight of the sun setting over Uluru. Enjoy a guided tour of the base of Uluru before being escorted to the Mutijulu Waterhole, where you will see Aboriginal rock art and her about the history of the area.
Budget accommodation: Outback Pioneer Hotel
Standard accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel
Superior accommodation: Sails in the Desert
Day 1 Uluru Sacred Sights and Sunset Tour: When you arrive at Ayers Rock Airport, make your way to the front of the airport terminal for a complimentary transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park for an afternoon of discovery. Visit the Cultural Centre where you’ll have time to explore the galleries and you may be lucky enough to see local Aboriginal Artists at work. Travel to the base of Uluru where you’ll be amazed as your local guide shares the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (creation) stories that breathe life into this giant formation. Feel the spirit of the land as your guide takes you on a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, interpreting the meaning of the ancient Rock Art and sacred sites you’ll see along the way.
With plenty of time, travel to the Uluru Sunset Viewing Area where you can relax with a sparkling wine or two while you enjoy a famous Uluru sunset. Witness the incredible changing colours as the sun sets below the horizon. You’ll arrive back at Ayers Rock Resort 30 minutes after sunset.
Please Note: If you are arriving via a Red Centre Connection or Flight, you may not have time to check into your hotel room before your afternoon tour departure time. Please have a Day Pack ready to go which includes the following items - Appropriate walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, warm jacket during the cooler months and a minimum of 1L of water.
Day 2 Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Tour: Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, the Uluru Sunrise Viewing Area. Watch the first rays of sun light up the desert while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. After sunrise travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta at a dune viewing platform before arriving at Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The 1.3km walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Ayers Rock Resort in time for lunch where your Short Break comes to an end.
Departs: 2.30pm daily (Apr-Oct) and 3.00pm (Nov-Mar) from Ayres Rock Airport. Flights to arrive into Ayers Rock prior to 1.30pm
Returns: 11.30am (Apr-Sep) and 10.45am (Oct-Mar). Flights to depart Ayers Rock Airport after 1:15pm (Apr-Sep) and 12:45pm (Oct-Mar)
Children: 15 years and under are charged at the child rate
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle with minimum 1L capacity, camera and jacket in cooler months
Fitness requirement: Moderate level of fitness required.
Tour Code: U2L
Operated By: AAT Kings