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Very well organised trips. We did it over 2 days with the sun rise first which worked out best for us. The staff where all friendly and helpful. It was good to hear about the Aboriginal history and culture.... Before the last 200+ years of western settlement.
Great AAT Kings tours and BBQ dinner. Very well organized and paced. The tour guide (Joanna) was excellent in her commentary and giving guidance along the way. Very good value with the Viator Super Saver.
Chih Chiang L
Well organized tour by AAT Kings. Value for money.
A very interesting and enjoyable trip. The guide was very informative and helpful.
great tours. everything was organized well. Both experiences worthwhile and we were very impressed tha the information on the tours did not include any duplication. Your site was awesome as we saved, and got great value. We even had time in the cultural center.
It was an early start but worth it to see the sun rise! The tour guides were very organised with hot drinks and biscuits available at the bottom of the viewing area. After a lovely buffet breakfast at the visitor centre we met our aboriginal guide who demonstrated some of their skills and how to make a retrieve items from the land. She walked us around part Ayers rock base and told us lots of stories, and facts of the land.
After a few hours rest at the hotel we were off again for sun set with a visit first to Kata Tjuta or the Olgas where we walked in the Walpa Gorge this was very uneven under foot and steep in places and quite rushed as we had to leave ready to be in place for sun set, which was a shame as we did not make it to the end of the Gorge. Sunset was lovely and showed the change in colours more than sunrise with drinks and nibbles while we watched. Then we went to the visitors centre where long tables were set out for the BBQ which was delicious. The night ended with a look at the millions of stars which were on view, amazing!
Well worth waking up before sunrise to experience Ayers Rock as it comes alive in the morning light. The breakfast at the cultural center was very good and the guides were interesting and informative. Only the flies were a bummer, they are everywhere. The short walk around part of the base allowed time to hear interesting cultural stories and the drive around the base gave time to really see it close up. The Olgas walk was long, but you could turn back at any point. Great views. The sunset view of Ayers Rock was quite nice, but the BBQ dinner and stargazing was excellent, a real highlight. Wonderful food, drink, a fun atmosphere and the stars...amazing!
Since we had only one full day at Ayers Rock, we did both tours on the same day. It worked out very well. We especially like the Kata Tjuta Tour with the BBQ dinner - the walk through the Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta was an exhilarating experience - followed by toasting the sunset at Uluru. We enjoyed the BBQ under the stars as well, and am very glad I chose this tour over the Sounds of Silence.
This tour was exellent to review most of the places. BBQ dinner was good place to have good food and to talk with other tourists, who were coming from all over the world.
Sunset is amazing. The afternoon tour to KataTjuka and one hour hike was fun. Good views, not too hard a walk. The sunset at the rock was great, snacks so-so. The BBQ diner was well worth the cost. Kangaroo tastes pretty good. The morning at the rock is not a must do. if you've seen the sunset, the morning is not as impressive. A very early, cold start to the day for not much scenery.
The time at the visitor center could also be missed. If you've already seen an aboriginal demo, you can skip this one. However, the walk around Uluru with the aboriginal guide was enjoyable. It was interesting to hear their stories about the rock.
In summary, do the dinner and sunset, skip the morning and just spend more time at the rock.
Uluru is amazing, a shame so many people still climb it even though the Indigenous custodians ask that you don't. It really is disrespectful (there is no toilet at he top and apparently some people just can't wait to get back down). The dinner under the stars was a real let down. The food was terrible.
The rock art and the natural environment is amazing though. The way the Aboriginal people lived out there for so many thousands of years (without polluting or destroying anything) is incredible. The staff are great, they do a very good job. It's the bean counters that determine spending on maintenance (or not).