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  • Location: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Duration:  18 hours (approx.)
Get the full Ayers Rock experience on this day trip from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. World Heritage-listed Uluru, the large sandstone rock formation in the heart of the Australian Outback, is home to Aboriginal art, mysteries and legends. See and learn about it all on guided walks around the base of the rock, plus visit another large rock formation, Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas). End your experience with a buffet dinner and sparkling wine at sunset, when the changing colors of Uluru make the place even more magical.

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

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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.

Your day trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park starts in the early morning when you depart Alice Springs by air-conditioned coach. Head southwest on Highway 87, passing by the West MacDonnell Ranges. After about an hour and 15 minutes of driving, stop at Stuarts Well, a typical Outback roadhouse where you will enjoy a light or hot breakfast.

Back on the bus, traverse the remote landscape of endless Outback plains, enjoy a view of Mt Ebenezer and stop for morning tea (typically a cool drink or hot billy tea, served with a lamington, a traditional Aussie cake) at the Mt Conner lookout point. Continue the drive to Uluru, admiring sand ridges covered in desert oak trees and watching for huge road trains (semi trucks pulling several trailers of freight).

When you arrive at Uluru, a UNESCO World Heritage site known as Ayers Rock in English, you’ll take part in several activities that will introduce you to the history, culture and geology of this massive sandstone rock formation. Enjoy guided walks around the entire base of Uluru while learning about its legends; hear about Tjukurpa art on the Mala walk; see Aboriginal rock art on the walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole; and hear about the customs and bush food of the Anangu people.

Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about Aboriginal culture and art, and then head to Kata Tjuta (also known as Mt Olga or the Olgas), the other large rock formation in the national park, for more walking along trails that lead to valleys and secluded watering holes. Return to Uluru in time for sunset, during which you'll soak up the glow of the sinking sun while you sip sparkling wine or juice and feast on a BBQ dinner of meats, salad and bread.

After dinner, make the 6.5-hour drive back to Alice Springs, where your day trip ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

2 extremely helpfull driver/couriers,they gave lots of information,John and Andreww deserve all the accolades

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely awesome. John and Andrew were informative and entertaining. Yes John was even slightly humorous.haha Would highly recommend Alice Wanderer to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent trip into the Outback, with great tour guides and lots of stories. Awesome views of the Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Highly recommend taking this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A wonderful experience albeit a long, hot day. Our tour guides were great, informative and friendly, very aware of the scorching heat they took this into account as to what the itinerary included. Uluru and the Olgas were beautiful and the bbq, although basic was very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

John and Andrew, our co-drivers and tour coordinators were extremely helpful and professional. They made the experience very rewarding!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Great tour with a lot to see. Unique sites!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Excellent tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

A very long but rewarding day to see one of Australia's most iconic symbols. The two drivers / guides work like Trojans to make the trip as enjoyable as possible with nice touches to break up the journey - water melon, oranges etc. plus breakfast and lunch tasters and memorable evening barbecue as the sun set over Uluru. A brilliant day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our tour guide did a great job of explaining the geography of the land and Aboriginal culture. The morning stop for breakfast sandwiches offered an unexpected surprise when the café owner brought out one of his pet snakes. We had ample opportunity to see the Olgas and to explore various areas of Uluru. The sunset dinner and champagne toast marked the end of a fabulous outing. On the way back to Alice Springs the driver took a short stop to show us some of the stars in the blackened sky. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Uluru and The Olgas who has a limited amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

One of the highlights of our vacation in Australia. Great day that packs in a lot we could have never done on our own given our tight schedule. Very well paced, sufficient rest stops, great food , amazing sights and well informed guides.

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