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  • Location:Alice Springs, Australia
  • Duration:18 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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

Best 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

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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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Great way to spend a day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Most important - if you are concerned, like we were, about the long bus trip to and from Uluru, you need not to be. Time passes by reasonably quickly with the changing sceenery, great informative and very enternaing commentary from Dave and John and the several stops on the way at least 3 or 4. Also the Coach bus is very comfortable.
John and Dave really made a great effort to make the whole trip a very enjoyable experience - I'd say much, much more than you would normally expect - outstanding! Many thanks to you guys!!!
Maybe some small interesting details: on the way to Uluru there was one stop for breakfast egg rolls, coffe, juice and one for morning tea coockies, lemmings, coffee, at noon lunch with samdwhich burgers and a very nice sunset bbq dinner with saussages, kamgaroonsteaks, champagne etc. We were travelling with our teens who also much enjoyed the trip. For them the bus trips were a bit long but they managed with reading and - of course - their smartphones.
I am not commenting the tour content, this can be taken from the tour operator website. But it is fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was avery long day, but full of interest, the guides were excelent and very informative. However the sunset at Uluru was disapointing, just a chanching brown colour.

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!

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