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This tour was definitely one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in central Australia. We got to view Uluru at dawn with a nice warm cuppa. Breakfast at the Cultural Centre with views to Uluru and the desert surrounds was very special. Then a small group experience with a senior Aboriginal woman showing us men's and women's tools and how they are made, how food is prepared. She spoke in her own dialect with an indigenous interpreter. Our base walk was really illuminating. A local woman, with interpreter told us an ancestor story which unfolded as we were observing the actual physical features we could see in front of us. In an informal manner we were able to have many questions sensitively answered about culture, art and bush foods by these gracoius, humble women.
It was not a small group tour. We were picked up from the hotel with about 40 other people in a full size tour bus and delivered to Uluru sunrise viewing area with the masses. We then had to drop some of the other people at their various destinations before moving on to the cultural centre for a very ordinary breakfast, some items ran out within minutes. Our group was definitely more than 20.. The time with Anangu guide was very interesting and the short guided walk was nice but not worth what we paid.