Alice Springs, Australia
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clock-o18 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Travel from Alice Springs to World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to see Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Considered the spiritual of the Red Centre, these two sacred sites feature stunning scenery and significant cultural importance. Discover the highlights with your guides, who take you to Mutitjulu Waterhole, Mala walk and the Cultural Centre. Learn about local Aboriginal history and traditions during this all-inclusive tour. Includes a buffet breakfast, lunch, snacks and an Aussie barbecue during the sunset at Uluru.
  • Full-day tour to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, from Alice Springs
  • Experience the best of the outback and Australia’s Red Center on this all-inclusive tour
  • Walk into the Walpa Gorge to view Kata-Tjuta (aka Olgas)
  • Peruse informative displays about local Aboriginal cultures at the Cultural Centre
  • Follow your guide on the Mala Walk around Uluru, the iconic rock formation that stands about 1,142 feet (348 meters) high
  • Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, a vital water source in the arid environment and a sacred Aboriginal site
  • Enjoy the sunset at Uluru while munching on Aussie barbecue and sipping a glass of bubbly
  • Includes three meals, all transportation, entrance tickets and experienced guides

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This extended day trip visits both Kata Tjuta and Uluru without having to stay overnight.
Your full-day tour starts early with morning pickup from Alice Springs by comfortable air-conditioned coach.

Travel through the West MacDonnell Ranges heading towards your first stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for a buffet breakfast. You'll take rest stops during the 6-hour drive and your guide provides a packed lunch to eat during the final 10 miles (18 km) that lead to World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Upon arrival in the national park, head to Walpa Gorge for your first walk. View the dome-shaped rock formations of Kata Tjuta from a close vantage point as you walk about 1.5 miles (2.6km). Then learn more about the Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara people and Central Australia at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Next, go to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) for the Mala Walk, which features fine examples of Aboriginal rock art, plus sheer rock walls and important sites for the Aboriginal people. Then drive to the other side of Uluru for a short walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. As you marvel at the shimmering water and red rock, learn from your guide about the legend of the ancestral water snake named Wanampi.

Before sundown, go to the Uluru sunset viewing area for the highlight of the day: watching the sun set over Uluru. Sip a glass of bubbly and appetizers as the sky changes color, then feast on a classic Australian barbecue dinner buffet.

When night falls, start the drive back to to Alice Springs where your tour ends with hotel drop-off late at night.

Reviews

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S
, Oct 2018

This trip was excellant value. A very full day with informative, knowledable, friendy guides. A lot was packed into one day but not rushed. Would highly recommend for those short on time.

D
, Oct 2018

What a long day was awaiting us at 6 am- but it was worth it !!! Our Guides Emily and Gav made the day to Kata Tjuta and Uluru National Park a trip we will never forget ! They drove and guided us safely all day while giving all the important information about the mysteries and historical facts from this area! End of the day they prepared a yummy and nice sunset BBQ for the group and we enjoyed while letting the sun go down over Uluru! Thanks! Dominique from Germany

R
, Sep 2018

A really long, but awesome trip. Saw everything you expected, with great commentary by the two guide/drivers. Extra bonus on the return of stopping in the middle of the desert on a moonless night to see an awesome star show.

H
, Sep 2018

It is a long day from 6 Am - 12 PM but with plenty of rest stops and food food for some. I say some because there were 2 drivers. Driver 1 as I got on the bus checked me off for a vegeterian lunch. This was not communicated to Driver 2. However Driver 2 handed out the lunches. He then proceeded to hand my reserved lunch to a young women. This left me in the position of eating something, namely 1/2 of my wife's sandwhich and having a petit-mal seizure or eating nothing and having a grand-mal seizure. I fee that Emu-Run Tours acted irresponsibly and placed my health in danger. Not at all pleased with there lack of service or results when I called on the phone to complain either.

m
, Aug 2018

If you have limited time and what theUluru experience this is the tour for you. Tony and Gavin did a fantastic job of handling all the aspects of the tour and very very informative and interesting about the local culture. Be rested when you take the tour as it really is a full 18 hour day.

M
, Jul 2018

Booked through Viator and provided by Emu Run Experience. Long day but worth it for a once in a lifetime experience! The bus was large, very comfortable and had a toilet room on board!. Well run tour with plenty of bathroom stops along the way. Breakfast was about 2 hours after tour start at a small café and was very good variety. Lunch was sandwiches on board the bus and not so great chicken wrap with cucumbers and carrots but not much taste. Our guides were great at keeping us informed and building the excitement to spot Uluru. Also very good at providing history and other site related information. Fair amount of walking on this tour and a lot of it in red sand so recommend not wearing shoes you want to keep clean. Also a bit chilly in early July, especially in the evening at the BBQ. BBQ dinner appeared to be pre-cooked steaks and sausages re-heated on the grill as well as a variety of salads lettuce salad, pasta salad, potato salad, etc.. Drinks were champagne and some orange juice. All in all the crew did a fantastic job given the size of the group and the time constraints of this tour.

M
, Apr 2018

This tour was amazing!

j
, Mar 2018

A VERY long day out but guides kept their sense of humour to the last. Unfortunately weather was poor so no sunset or stunning colours to see but that wasnt the fault of the tour. Good bbq at the end before a very long drive back to Alice. This tour was 18 hours total so good job coach was comfortable and could sleep on the way back.

A
, Mar 2018

Longest day trip ever from 6.00am to 01.00am next morning. The Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and they really made it a good experience. The flies at Uluru are a real nuisance, so take a face net although even that is annoying. Overall, glad we went but very tiring.

J
, Mar 2018

Ce tour est une parfaite réussite. La route est longue d'Alice springs à Uluru, la journée aussi, mais le programme est très bien organisé.Les guides accompagnateurs sont d'excellents compagnons de voyage et contribuent beaucoup à la pleine réussite de l'excursion. Le confort du bus est irréprochable, les haltes bien réparties, les services impeccables. Le BBQ de fin de parcours est un moment de grande convivialité qui fait regretter que la journée est déjà sur le point de se terminer. Vraiment une très belle prestation, une des plus satisfaisantes parmi celles, nombreuses, partagées en Australie.


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