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Travel with a small group from Ayers Rock to Cave Hill, the land of the Anangu located deep in the desert. Meet with an indigenous guide and hear Aboriginal creation stories of the Seven Sisters that have been handed down by elders over the generations. Be amazed by the ancient rock art of Cave Hill, one of Central Australia’s most significant Aboriginal rock-art sites. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to glimpse the history and culture of Australia's indigenous people. Numbers are limited to 11 participants, ensuring an intimate experience with your guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Cave Hill from Ayers Rock by 4WD
  • See ancient cave paintings depicting the stories of creation
  • Hear Aboriginal stories handed down through generations
  • Get a glimpse into the Anangu traditional way of life
  • Enjoy morning tea and a picnic lunch
  • Small-group tour with maximum 11 passengers provides a more personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

Cave Hill Aboriginal Cultural Experience from Ayers Rock

Ancient Rock Art at Cave Hill

During this one-of-a-kind excursion, get the chance to gain insight into the ancient traditions and stories of the Anangu people.

After pickup at your hotel in Ayers Rock, travel for three hours by 4WD over rough roads to reach the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia and Cave Hill, located deep in the desert.

Your indigenous Anangu guide meets you upon your arrival. Hear about the songline — the stories that speak about ancestors during Tjukurpa (creation time). The songlines have been passed down among indigenous people for thousands of years, and by following the song, people can navigate across vast distances. The Seven Sisters songline stretches from the north to the south of Australia, a distance of nearly 2,000 miles (3,200 km).

The story of the Seven Sisters is vividly illustrated in a series of astonishing cave paintings found on the ceiling of Cave Hill, one of the most significant ancient rock-art sites in central Australia. Follow the tale by tracking the sisters' footprints to the top of the cave. From there, enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, including Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Mt Conner and the Musgrave Ranges.

Savor this truly special experience with your indigenous guide as you take in the desert scenery during your return to your Ayers Rock hotel.

Customer Reviews

Shirley G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This day trip was a highlight of the time we spent in Central Australia. Coming face to face with art work that dates back 22,000 was incredibly humbling. The trip does as it says, and takes you deep into the desert, so be prepared for 3 hours of travel each way, with a significant amount on corrugated dirt road, but the trip is worth every bump! It's part of the experience :).

We were privileged to have an indigenous host explain the story associated with Cave Hill, which added to the whole and Luke our driver/guide handled everything easily and . A very rewarding day.

Janice M USA

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2013

My husband and I traveled with our 12 years old twin boys, we found the tour very long as it took us away from Ayers Rock. 3 hours each way to Cave Hill and most on unpaved roads. Seeing the outback by AWD was interesting as we watched for wildlife, only to see a pack of Dingos, and a Thorny lizard. Our guides were very good and interesting with the knowledge of the area and the Aboriginal culture. After arriving at Cave Hill we were told the Aboriginal guide was not arriving (we found out talking to others this indeed this is the case that they are often late and don't arrive)The highlight of the tour would of been if we heard directly from an Aboriginal native. Once at Cave Hill we had a steak sandwich lunch over the fire. The flies were very thick and down right unbearable, even applied some locally made fly away. My boys sat in the van while eating their lunch. With taking so much of the day, we were unable to day a sunrise or sunset tour of Ayers Rock. Be advised that even if this is an Aboriginal culture tour an Aboriginal guide may not even arrive. If your time is very limited in Ayers Rock this tour may be for right for your agenda.

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