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Day Touring Options in Ayers Rock [DTOs AYQ]
Piti Pass to include Uluru, the Olgas & Cultural Center* (Full Day - 1 Day Option) [Piti 1]

Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s outback in the Red Centre.

Sunrise/Morning

Enjoy tea or coffee and be inspired by an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

From the viewing platform it is possible to see way into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity.

After the amazing sunrise and a relaxing morning tea, you will join a tour around the base of Uluru learning details on its geology and incredible history.

Last on the morning tour is a visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Sunset/Afternoon

Your experienced driver guide will give you an overview of the fascinating history of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you make your way to Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals.

The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood.

Time to head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. On arrival you’ll be served from a selection of Australian wines and nibbles.

You can just sit and relax or stroll around the area to find your own personal space to watch an amazing outback sunset.

Operates

Daily.

Need to Know

  • Full breakfast is not provided. Bringing snacks for breakfast is recommended.
  • Please wear closed walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • Wear warm layers in cooler months.

Times

Morning tour pick ups are 1.5 hours before sunrise and returns approximately 11:00 – 11:30am, lasting approximately 5 hours (seasonal). Afternoon tour pick ups are 2:30pm – 3:00pm and returns half an hour after sunset, lasting approximately 5 hours (seasonal).

Inclusions

Morning tour:

  • Tea, coffee and cookies at sunrise and snacks.

Afternoon tour:

  • Wine and canapes at sunset.

Upgrades

Upgrade to a 2-day tour pass and split the tours over two days. Add a BBQ dinner with your Uluru sunset tour.

Photo: Tourism NT

Piti Pass to include Uluru, the Olgas & Cultural Center* (2 Half Days - 2 Day Option) [Piti 2]

Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre.

Day 1 – Sunset/Afternoon:
Your experienced driver guide will give you an overview of the fascinating history of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park as you make your way to Walpa Gorge, a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Time to head off to the Uluru sunset viewing area. On arrival you’ll be served from a selection of Australian wines and nibbles. You can just sit and relax or stroll around the area to find your own personal space to watch an amazing Red Centre sunset.

Day 2 – Sunrise/Morning:
Enjoy tea or coffee and be inspired by an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. From the viewing platform it is possible to see way into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. After the amazing sunrise and a relaxing morning tea, you will join a tour around the base of Uluru learning details on its geology and incredible history. Last on the morning tour is a visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Includes National Park Entry Pass

Sounds of Silence Dinner* (Dinner) [SOS]

On your vacation participate in a unique gourmet desert dining experience at Uluru, Australia’s Red Centre.

Forty minutes before sunset, travel into the desert where a didgeridoo welcome awaits you. As the sun sinks behind the domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas), enjoy a selection of fine beverages and sample delicious Outback canapés. At sunset, enjoy a special bush-blend vegetable soup followed by choice cuts of Australian delicacies, including kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi, all served with fresh salads and followed by a selection of desserts. Then relax as an astronomer guides you through the stars. Sit around the campfire (winter only) with tea or coffee and a glass of port.

Minimum Age is 10 yrs

Upgrade: Camel Ride to Sounds of Silence site (1 Hour) [Camel to SOS]

Transfer to Uluru Camel Farm, 50 min camel ride, arrival at Sounds of Silence site in time for champagne and canapes at sunset.

What better way to arrive at your Sounds of Silence evening than on one of our friendly camels.
Ride for one hour through stunning red dune country with the awe-inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and arrive at your Sounds of Silence site in time for champagne and canapés at sunset.

Small Group Pass- Uluru and Kata Tjuta (Full Day - 1 Day Option) [SEIT 1]

Explore the fascinating surroundings of Australia’s Red Centre with two must-do tours in one day.

Morning Tour: Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colors change on Kata Tjuta. Departing the resort, the tour travels through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 24-mile journey through the desert landscape to these mighty rock formations. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise Kata Tjuta while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive.


Then make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes of Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return to your accommodation.

Evening Tour Join your small group outback Australia tour to explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing the resort, the tour travels thorough the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the spectra of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country.

Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility within Uluru. The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realization of the sheer size of this monolith. As you drive around the base, your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru.

Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) as well as a number of other stories associated with other prominent Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories. See the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. Then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Your guide will then return you to your accommodation.

Operates All year round, per request. Morning tours depart at 5:45am and return at 10:45am. Afternoon tours depart at 2pm and return at approximately 7pm. Morning and afternoon tours last approximately 5 hours each.

Need to Know Minimum of 2 people required for tour departure. Maximum of 11 people per tour. Moderate level of fitness required. Not recommended for children under 5 years of age.

Inclusions Two 5 hour fully guided tours. Sunset at Uluru OR Sunrise at Uluru. Sunrise at Kata Tjuta. Outback picnic breakfast at sunrise. Morning tea. Light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset. Pick up and return from accommodation. National Park entry fees.

Small Group Pass- Uluru and Kata Tjuta (2 Half Days - 2 Day Option) [SEIT 2]

See the highlights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on an intimate, two day small group tour.

Day 1 – Uluru Evening Tour Come and join a small-group Outback Australia tour to explore Uluru, the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Departing your resort, the tour will travel through the landscapes to the entrance of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the specter of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence in this country .

Your first stop allows you a photographic opportunity of this amazing icon. With Uluru looming in front of you, your guide will journey toward the base. Walk with your guide to a place of tranquility. The closer you wander the more you surrender to the realization of the sheer size of this monolith.

As you drive around the base, your guide will take you to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) as well as a number of other stories associated with other prominent Tjukurpa (Dreaming) stories.

You will see the rock art of the ancients and learn how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. We then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area ,where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Your guide will then return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 2 – Kata Tjuta Morning Tour Revel in the early morning serenity of a truly spiritual place as the sunrise colors change on Kata Tjuta. Departing the resort, the tour will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 24mi journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation.

On arrival at the viewing area, you walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise Kata Tjuta while watching the sun’s morning glow as the desert comes alive. You’ll make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast.

As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes of Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology has evolved over millions of years. Your guide will then return to your accommodation.

Operates All year round, per request. Morning tours depart at 6:15am and afternoon tours depart at 2pm. Morning and afternoon tours last approximately 5 hours each.

Need to Know National park entry fees are not included. Minimum of 2 people required for tour departure. Maximum of 11 people per tour. Moderate level of fitness required. Not recommended for children under 5 years of age.

Inclusions Two 5 hour fully guided tours across two days. Sunset at Uluru. Sunrise at Kata Tjuta. Outback picnic breakfast at sunrise. Morning tea. Light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset. Pick up and return from accommodation.

Camel Ride into the Sunrise (Half Day) [CSR]

Wake up for an invigorating sunrise camel ride at Uluru, the heart of Australia’s outback.

Central Australia is home to approximately 700,000 wild camels and supports a thriving camel industry. Many wild camels are herded and exported to Arabian countries for breeding and racing.

Meet our friendly dromedary camels and ride away from the crowds and get closer to nature. Your skilled guides will describe the flora and fauna along the way.

This camel to sunrise tour travels for an hour over big red sand dunes to watch the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas). Billy tea and freshly baked beer bread is served at the depot. Enjoy the camel story in the display and take home unique souvenirs from the Camel Shop.

Operates All year round except December 25th and January 1. Pick ups from accommodation are 1 hour prior to sunrise (seasonal) and returns 2.5 hours later.

Need to Know Two passengers travel per camel. Maximum number of 40 guests allowed. Please advise if your weight exceeds 220 lbs. Helmets may be provided on request. No bags, fanny packs or large camera bags allowed while riding. Bags and other loose items may be stored for passengers upon request. Guests with disabilities will be accommodated where possible, however all guests must be able to mount the camel unaided. Sunset tour also available.

Inclusions One hour camel ride. Light breakfast. Time in museum and shop. Return transfers.

Camel Ride into the Sunset (Half Day) [CST]

Take an unforgettable journey into the outback sunset on a camel riding adventure.



In this incredible experience, come face to face with a friendly ‘Outback’ Australian camel as you ride away from the crowds and ride through the red sand dunes to Uluru. Learn about the local flora and fauna as you skilled guided shares insights into the landscape around you. Take in spectacular views of the everchanging reds and oranges of Uluru as the sun begins to set.



This sunset ride departs in the fading afternoon light, arriving at Uluru to watch its color changes. You will return to the Camel Depot for a glass of champagne, soft drinks and some tasty snacks. While you’re there don’t forget to grab some souvenirs from the Camel Shop!

Operates All year round except December 25th and January 1. Pick ups from accommodation are 1.5 hours prior to sunset (seasonal) and returns 2.5 hours later.

Need to Know Two passengers travel per camel. Maximum number of 40 guests allowed. Please advise if your weight exceeds 220 lbs. Helmets may be provided on request. No bags, fanny packs or large camera bags allowed while riding. Bags and other loose items may be stored for passengers upon request. Guests with disabilities will be accommodated where possible, however all guests must be able to mount the camel unaided.

Inclusions One hour camel ride. Sparkling wine, beers, soft drinks and nibbles. Time in museum and shop. Return transfers.