Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Sunrise Over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Base Walk with Indigenous Guide. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Absolutely loved interacting with aboriginals on this tour. Was taught by aboriginal guide how to throw a bow and arrow at target. Quite difficult but very fun.Told very beautiful dreaming stories. Was one of the only opportunities that I had during my 4 weeks in Australia of interacting with aboriginals as they are a people who lead very private lives.
great experience with sammy(indigenous guide) and the young lady Katy as interpreter. Learn a lot about the indigenous peoples their lives culture and history. It was awesome that such humongus rock landed in the centre of Australia. THANK you Viator's arranged the tours for ma and my sister. We were really really had a good time and wonderful memory.
Carol Yu from Richardson Texas
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.
We set of for the Ayers rock viewing site in the dark, very early in the morning. It was also quite cold , as it is in the outback this time of year even though it can reach very high temperatures in the middle of the day. When we arrived at the viewing area we were given coffee and biscuits then we waited for the sunrise. It was a magnificent site as the sun came up but not at it's best due to some light cloud cover. After we were taken to the cultural centre for a very good breakfast. Then we were met by an aboriginal guide and an interpreter who showed us many interesting things to do with the aboriginal way of life. This was followed by a walk round part of the base of the rock, again with lots of information . We really enjoyed the morning and would certainly recommend the trip.
Very little walk and a lot of talking, Perhaps we should have done the base walk without the guide. I did not know that you can actually hire a bicycle to bike around the rock. That will be fun.
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.