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Buffet dinner included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Led by a local guide
Your day trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park starts in the early morning when you depart Alice Springs by air-conditioned coach. Head southwest on Highway 87, passing by the West MacDonnell Ranges. After about an hour and 15 minutes of driving, stop at Stuarts Well, a typical Outback roadhouse where you will enjoy a light or hot breakfast.
Back on the bus, traverse the remote landscape of endless Outback plains, enjoy a view of Mt Ebenezer and stop for morning tea (typically a cool drink or hot billy tea, served with a lamington, a traditional Aussie cake) at the Mt Conner lookout point. Continue the drive to Uluru, admiring sand ridges covered in desert oak trees and watching for huge road trains (semi trucks pulling several trailers of freight).
When you arrive at Uluru, a UNESCO World Heritage site known as Ayers Rock in English, you’ll take part in several activities that will introduce you to the history, culture and geology of this massive sandstone rock formation. Enjoy guided walks around the entire base of Uluru while learning about its legends; hear about Tjukurpa art on the Mala walk; see Aboriginal rock art on the walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole; and hear about the customs and bush food of the Anangu people.
Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about Aboriginal culture and art, and then head to Kata Tjuta (also known as Mt Olga or the Olgas), the other large rock formation in the national park, for more walking along trails that lead to valleys and secluded watering holes. Return to Uluru in time for sunset, during which you'll soak up the glow of the sinking sun while you sip sparkling wine or juice and feast on a BBQ dinner of meats, salad and bread.
After dinner, make the 6.5-hour drive back to Alice Springs, where your day trip ends.
Sunset BBQ dinner
Sparkling wine or juice with dinner
Live commentary on board
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
National park fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated provided that the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist with boarding and disembarking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
The Uluru climb is not prohibited but it is recommended that you do not climb out of respect to the Aboriginal owners of this land; the climb is physically demanding and can be dangerous; it may be closed at anytime due to Aboriginal cultural requirements or extreme weather conditions
Hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking shoes and bottled water are required when participating in the guided walks; all walks are subject to weather conditions
Centrally located Alice Springs hotels OR Capricornia Centre
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12:30am