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  • Location:Alice Springs, concludes Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration:2 Days / 1 Night

2-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) National Park Explorer Trip from Alice Springs

Visit Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park on 2-day tour of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), including your choice of accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort. Travel one way by luxury coach from Alice Springs and enjoy a sunset viewing while sipping a complimentary glass of wine. Awake before dawn to experience the majesty of the monolith at sunrise. You'll explore the rock domes of neighboring Kata Tjuta, take a walk into Walpa Gorge and view ancient rock art Mutitjulu waterhole. Return airport transfer included.

Highlights

  • See the changing colours of Uluru on this great 2-day explorer. Tour starts in Alice Springs and concludes in Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • See the sunrise over Uluru
  • Visit the majestic Walpa (Olga) Gorge
  • Tour the base of Uluru
  • Guided walk to the Mutitjulu waterhole

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) National Park Explorer Trip from Alice Springs

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Your 2-day tour of Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park begins with one-way coach transport from your Alice Springs hotel. En route, you'll drive through the MacDonnell Ranges and stop at a camel farm. Select from several accommodation options at Ayers Rock Resort, and enjoy guided walking tours around both Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Don't miss the fabulous sunset and sunrise viewing in the Australian Outback, including wine and tea or coffee.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Alice Springs Kata Tjuta – Walpa Gorge – Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset
Depart from Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges with stops at a camel farm, where you have the chance to ride a camel (own expense) and a great vantage point to see the majestic Mt Conner. In the afternoon visit Kata Tjuta and see the 36 immense rock domes. Take a guided walk into Walpa Gorge before traveling to the sunset strip, where you will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine watching an Uluru sunset.

Overnight: your selected accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise and Walk
Rise early this morning and travel to the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area to witness the sun rise over Uluru. Be mesmerized by the changing hues of Uluru in the morning light and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the quiet of the Australian Outback.

After watching the sunrise, travel to Uluru and tour on foot around the base with your guide. Then travel to the stunning waterhole of Mutitjulu for a guided walk to see ancient rock art and hear stories of Aboriginal legends. Afterward, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you can learn more about the indigenous history and culture, and see traditional arts and crafts on display.

If you've booked an onward flight in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport.

Please note: There is no opportunity to purchase food while on tour on Day 2. Please arrange with your hotel to have breakfast earlier or to provide a breakfast box to take with you.

Accommodation categories:

Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget)
The Outback Pioneer Lodge has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives our guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.

Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard and Superior)
Set amidst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the recently refurbished Desert Gardens hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.

Sails In The Desert (First Class)
Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre.

Due to operational requirements, hotels are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.

Hotel Pickup List:

06:15 - A Good Rest B&B
06:50 - Alice in the Territory
06:35 - Alice Lodge Backpackers
06:40 - Alice Motor Inn
06:20 - Alice on Todd
06.35 - Aurora Alice Springs
06.25 - Chifley Alice Springs Resort
06:45 - Desert Palms Resort
06:35 - Desert Rose Inn
06:30 - Diplomat Motel
06:50 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
06:30 - Elkira Motel
06:55 - G’Day Mate Caravan Park
06:20 - Haven Backpackers
06:55 - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
06:55 - Heritage Caravan Park
06:40 - Ibis Styles Oasis
06:55 - Lasseters Casino Hotel
06:55 - MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
06:15 - Mount Nancy Motel
07:00 - Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
06:40 - Quest Apartments
06:15 - Stuart Caravan Park
06:40 - Swagmans Rest Motel
06:35 - Todd Tavern
06:40 - Toddy’s Resort
06:40 - White Gum Apartments
06:15 - Wintersun Caravan Park

Customer Reviews

Kaj N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

One in every aspect good trip with a good driver guide ! Nice coffee, cookies time while waiting for the sun ! Go for it !

Kaj N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Very well organised trip ! A bit of a disappointment as the sun set took place in the clouds ! For the rest very well organised with well doing guides !!! Nice sundowner time ! A must trip !

Andrea F

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

The Tour was okay.

Edward W USA

4 star rating: Recommended October 2008

We needed a tour that would get us from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock and allow us to explore the rock. This one fit the bill nicely. It's a long, approximately 6-hour journey from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock on one long straight road through the desert with a couple of stops. One stop allows you to ride a camel, which I thoroughly recommend! The driver was quite informative, giving you information as you go. The sightseeing around the Olgas and Ayers Rock was great. The sunset and sunrise were a really memorable experience. We also enjoyed the partial hike around the base of the rock, for which the bus driver tells you about the Dreamtime Aboriginal stories related to the rock. Our only disappointment is that we thought the tour might be lead by an Aborigine, but we only saw a few the entire time we were in Ayers Rock.

Richard B Australia

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

This tour was very good.

Carolyn O USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

There was not much to see along the way, but the bus driver was great.

Fred W USA

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2009

The rock was much less than expected but perhaps that is because I come from Arizona and we have the Red Rock area of Sedona, far more spectacular, and the Grand Canyon. The tour was boring. So we just skipped the morning part. Worst of all we were not aware that booking the outback pioneer meant walking a long distance outdoors to a toilet. We paid to upgrade. So do not book the outback if you don't want to walk in the dark to facilities!

fang d

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2013

too expensive with no food and no drink

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