Make the most of your visit to Australia's Red Centre on a full-day tour to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from Alice Springs. With your experienced guide, explore Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your guide leads you on nature walks around each site and shows you Aboriginal rock art. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more and watch the sunset over Uluru. Enjoy sparkling wine and a barbecue dinner for a memorable end to your day.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) from Alice Springs
  • Take short guided walks to Mutitjulu Waterhole and around the base of Uluru, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See Aboriginal rock art and learn about the legends of Uluru and the Anangu people
  • Visit neighboring Kata Tjuta for another guided nature walk
  • Admire the stunning Outback scenery on the drive to Uluru with an informative guide
  • Be wowed by the changing hues of Uluru during sunset
  • Includes breakfast, morning tea, lunch, BBQ dinner with sparkling wine or juice at sunset

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The large sandstone rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta are at the heart of the Australian Outback and are considered sacred to the Aboriginal people. They are a must-see when visiting the Red Centre!

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What You Can Expect

Uluru (Ayers Rock) and The Olgas Tour Including Sunset Dinner from Alice Springs

Get to know Uluru (Ayers Rock) on this day trip from Alice Springs.

After hotel pickup in Alice Springs in the early morning, travel by air-conditioned coach along Highway 87, enjoying views of the West MacDonnell Ranges, Mt Ebenezer, Mt Conner and the stunning Red Centre landscape along the way.

Your guide breaks up the long drive with several stops. After about one hour, pull into Stuarts Well, a typical Outback roadhouse where you have a light breakfast. Then continue towards Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and take a break morning tea at the Mt Conner lookout point (typically served with lamington, a traditional Aussie cake, and a cool drink or hot billy tea).

Upon your arrival at Uluru, your guide leads several activities around the massive sandstone rock formation. Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered sacred to the Aboriginal people. Hear about Tjukurpa art on the Mala walk; take a guided hike around the entire base of Uluru; see Aboriginal rock art on the way to the Mutitjulu Waterhole; and hear about the traditions of the Anangu people. Learn more about Aboriginal culture and art at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Next, drive about 45 minutes to reach the other large rock formation in the national park, Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas). Discover the site with your guide, taking in the numerous dome-shaped rock formations that contain beautiful trails and valleys, the Walpa Gorge and secluded watering holes.

Before sundown, head the Uluru sunset viewing area to enjoy a breathtaking sunset over UIuru. Sip complimentary sparkling wine or juice as the natural light show unfolds, then feast on a barbecue dinner that includes meats, salad and bread.

When dinner ends, make the 6.5-hour drive back to Alice Springs where your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Jacky T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What an awesome day! Educated, entertained and wined and dined !
James and Gavin were terrific hosts and the trip was long but worth every minute !,

Maria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We booked with Alice Wanderer but got moved to EMU RUN and loved every minute. Our guides Gavin and James were so knowledgeable and interactive, food was great and we had the best trip ever. The 18 hour trip went by easily because of the great organisation and care that they took of us.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

If you only have one day available to visit Uluru from Alice Springs I would recommend taking this tour.
Our guides Andrew and Josh were wonderful and versatile even handling the dinner at the end of the day. It is a long day but with numerous stops along the way time went quickly.

ZHEN L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It is really a worthy trip! Our guide Katie and Andrew are so nice and giving us lots of information about the place. The BBQ is wonderful, though the kagaroo steak is a little bit weird... We love the trip and my parents are having a great time here!

Stephen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was the best way to get to Uluru from Alice Springs! The bus was comfortable and our guides were great. The dinner was delicious and we were well fed all day! We loved hearing the legends and stories about Uluru.

Kerri F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had the absolute best time on this tour and would highly recommend to anyone else looking for an Uluru Tour. The Tour guides was so much fun and the mixed group of the bus were so friendly. We loved the BBQ and champers!! Thank you so much for an amazing day and experience.

ChambeWA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was excellent. Would highly recommend it. It is a long bus ride but well worth it. Uluru Ayers Rock was fantastic. One of the highlights of our visit to Australia.

Annette.B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very comfortable coach and both Maddy and Andrew our guides were very informative. This is a very long day but it was worth it. The barbecue and drinks at sunset was nice, as was the other food provided during the trip. The weather was very hot during the day. There was plenty of water available on the coach. Due to it being cloudy we did not get to see the full colour changes on the Rock at sunset. But this did not in anyway spoil the day.

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Everything was excellent.
Andrew and Neville were 1st class.
A very long day in ferocious heat but we enjoyed every minute of it.
Would certainly recommend this tour.
Diolch yn far iawn.

Anne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Great way to spend a day.

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