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Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area

Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area: Our most recommended tours and activities

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

1. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

Get picked up from the Ayers Rock Resort and journey by luxury coach with an on-board toilet to the sacred rock of Uluru. Make your way towards the majestic domes of Kata-Tjuta for your first walk of the day. Visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people before going to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to take part in a base walk. Follow the Mala walk along the northwest face of the rock to see fine examples of Anangu rock art.  Then, head to the Mutitjulu Waterhole for your 2nd base walk at the home of an ancestral watersnake called Wanampi. Share some stories of the local traditions and learn about the legendary Dreamtime. Sip a glass of sparkling wine and take in the beautiful sunset while your dinner is prepared by your guides. Enjoy a tasty barbecue outdoors as you marvel at the views. Be amazed as the rock changes color before your eyes as the sun sinks over the horizon.

From Alice Springs: Day Trip to Uluru with BBQ Dinner

2. From Alice Springs: Day Trip to Uluru with BBQ Dinner

Witness the splendor of Uluru on this day trip from Alice Springs. Have breakfast in Eridunda, visit a cultural center, see rock art on a guided walk, hear some traditional stories, and top It all off with wine and dinner as the sun sets. Depart Alice Springs early to get a taste of the Australian Outback with a stop at Erldunda for a buffet breakfast. Then, continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to see the domes of the rock formations on your first walk. Learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people at the cultural center. Then, go to the base of Uluru for a guided walk to see the Anangu rock art. Head to Mutitjulu Waterhole for a short hike to the home of the ancestral Wanampi water snake and share some traditional "dreamtime" stories. Sip a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sunset over Uluru, and end the day with a barbeque dinner before the return journey to Alice Springs.

Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour with Hot Drinks

3. Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour with Hot Drinks

Join a guided sunrise tour to Field of Light, an immersive art installation featuring 50,000 solar-powered stems and globes that resemble a field of glowing flowers, with transfers from Yulara included. See the gentle rhythms of color light up the desert and enjoy a hot drink at the crack of dawn. Rise early to travel the short distance to a desert location overlooking Uluru. Your driver/guide will provide insights and the background of the art installation. Under the cover of darkness, wander through the pathways that encompass the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Dune Top viewing area. Watch the transformation of colors and life as the desert awakens, while enjoying tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Gaze in awe as the sun rises in the distance behind Uluru and the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky. See the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, be flooded with light. Immerse yourself in the desert landscape as the sun rises over the Red Centre. As the natural light brightens the landscape, see the Field of Light dim for the day. Capture some photos from this unique raised location, where you can view both Uluru and Kata Tjuta in all their natural glory.

Uluru Base Segway Tour & Mutitjulu Waterhole with Transfers

4. Uluru Base Segway Tour & Mutitjulu Waterhole with Transfers

Enjoy a comfortable transfer from your hotel to the base of Uluru. Upon arrival at the Segway base area, your tour guide will provide you with comprehensive Segway training. You'll take part in a short safety briefing and have a practice ride on your Segway. Afterward, you'll be ready for your guided tour of the magical Uluru, also known by its non-native name, Ayers Rock. Departing from Kuniya carpark located at the base of Uluru, you'll be led by your fully qualified and knowledgeable guide into the iconic Mutitjulu Waterhole to explore the sights and sounds. This is one of Uluru's lesser-known hidden gems. Then quietly and effortlessly cruise around the entire base of Uluru on your Segway. Take in all the highlights of the rock and learn about local Anangu culture, flora, fauna, geology, and the European history of the area from your knowledgeable guides. Get up close and personal with picturesque landscape, ancient Aboriginal culture, and the history of Uluru. Immerse yourself in the outback landscape that the Central Australian region is famous for. Upon return back to the Segway base, enjoy worry-free transfers back to Ayers Rock Resort or your originating hotel.

Kata Tjuta: Small Group Sunrise Tour with Picnic Breakfast

5. Kata Tjuta: Small Group Sunrise Tour with Picnic Breakfast

Your guide will meet you at the entrance of your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort, from where you will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 40-kilometre journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun's morning glow as the desert comes alive. 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 that shape Kata Tjuta, the result of aeons of weathering and continual upheaval, your guide will share the significance of this sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology have evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return you to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort at the end of the tour.

Uluru: Uluru Base Segway Tour

6. Uluru: Uluru Base Segway Tour

Embark on a sightseeing Segway tour of Uluru and learn about local Aboriginal culture, flora, fauna, geology, and history with an expert guide. Upon arrival at the Segway base area, learn the basics of driving a segway with the help of your experienced guide. Once ready, glide around the entire base of Uluru. Take in all the highlights of the rock and learn about local Anangu culture, flora, fauna, geology, and the European history of the area. Get up close and personal with picturesque landscape, ancient Aboriginal culture, and the history of Uluru. Immerse yourself in the outback landscape that the Central Australian region is famous for.

Ayers Rock: Afternoon Tour to Walpa Gorge

7. Ayers Rock: Afternoon Tour to Walpa Gorge

Explore a breathtaking landscape of red, sandstone domes in the Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Ayers Rock, then sit back and relax as you journey along the Lasseter Highway to Kata Tjuta. Enjoy the extraordinary views of the Outback plains en route to your destination. Experience a landscape like nowhere else on earth. Walk between the sheer walls of two of the largest domes that make up Walpa Gorge. Benefit from your knowledgeable, certified guide as you explore the domes also known as The Olgas. Marvel at one of the outstanding sites of natural beauty in Central Australia.

Uluru Highlights Small Group Morning Tour + Picnic Breakfast

8. Uluru Highlights Small Group Morning Tour + Picnic Breakfast

See the highlights of Uluru in just 3 hours. If you speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Mandarin, there are optional audio-guides available for you. Be picked up from your Ayers Rock accommodation in a comfortable vehicle fitting a maximum of 11 participants. As you travel towards Uluru, its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting its presence in this country. Your professional guide has been trained in all there is to know about Uluru: the flora, fauna, geology, Aboriginal culture and history and cannot wait to share it all with you. You will be taken to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast.   Then, follow your guide to the beautiful Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk. Listen and learn as your guide explains interesting Aboriginal creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python). After this short walk, you'll drive around the base of Uluru and hear the story of the Mala people who are the traditional owners of the land. Return back to your Ayers Rock accommodation for the end of the tour.

Lake Amadeus, Uluru & Kata Tjuta Helicopter Tour

9. Lake Amadeus, Uluru & Kata Tjuta Helicopter Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, board a helicopter and begin your flight over the spectacular Lake Amadeus. See the beauty of the desert as you look for camels roaming through the area where the salt lake meets the sand. Then, fly to the majestic Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Experience their powerful presence amongst the ancient sand dunes. Try and spot wild camels in their natural environment. Choose to make this tour at sunrise, sunset or during the day. This tour includes return transfers to and from any of the Hotels at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort except Emu Walk Apartments.

From Alice Springs: Uluru & Kings Canyon 4-Day Outback Tour

10. From Alice Springs: Uluru & Kings Canyon 4-Day Outback Tour

Discover the beauty and ancient traditions of the Australian outback on a 4-day tour with a guide, starting from Alice Springs. Visit sites like Ayers Rock, Uluru, and Curtin Springs. Take a hike by the Kata Tjuta peaks, learn about aboriginal culture, and enjoy food and accommodation provided. Day 1 Start with pickup from your accommodation in Alice Springs at approximately 8 AM. On the way to Uluru, stop for morning tea before continuing to Ayers Rock, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Once you've arrived, enjoy lunch at the Yulara Walpa Lobby Bar. After lunch, head to the Sails in the Desert hotel to check in. Spend the rest of the day at Uluru, where you can take easy walks while learning about the site's sacred traditions and stories. In the afternoon, savor delicious drinks and canapés with a beautiful view of Uluru in the setting sun. Just after sunset, you'll be dropped off at the Sails in the Desert hotel to enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Ilkari restaurant. Day 2 Get an early start with a walk to a viewing point, where you can admire a sunrise view of Uluru while you sip a coffee or tea. Once the sun has fully risen, return to the hotel for breakfast. At 9 AM, head to Kata Tjuta to walk the Walpa Gorge trail. Take in the amazing view from the site’s viewing platform. Return to the resort for lunch, before taking part in an interactive Maruku dot-painting workshop. Learn about aboriginal art and try out the techniques for yourself. Spend the rest of the day with free leisure time. Take the chance to explore the Red Centre with a variety of optional activities (not included in the tour price), such as the Field of Lights show, a stargazing tour, a sunset camel ride, or the Sounds of Silence dining experience. Day 3 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out at 9:30 AM for the day's adventure, with your first stop at Curtin Springs. Visit the Old Abattoir and find out how they harvest grass and produce paper products. Get access to the full range of Curtin Springs Paper products and see their gallery. After lunch in Curtin Springs, explore Kings Creek Station. On the way, stop at the Mount Conner Lookout. Finish the day with the Karrke Aboriginal tour to see, feel, and experience the aboriginal culture up close. Relax with dinner and accommodation at the luxurious Mort Conway Camp. Day 4 Start the final day of the tour with an early morning walk in the Kings Canyon National Park. Take in the awe-inspiring natural landscape of the region, and get breathtaking views with an optional helicopter flight. After lunch at Kings Canyon Resort, start making your way back to Alice Springs. Stop over at Erldunda Roadhouse to grab some afternoon tea and see emus in their natural habitat. Finally, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation in Alice Springs.

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What people are saying about Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area

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4.6 / 5

based on 327 reviews

Without a doubt, the most fun I’ve had at 7 in the morning for a long time. The Segways are great fun, Chris’s knowledge and craic was amazing, even though he put me to the back of the procession. All questions were answered with a smile. If you go to Uluru, it is the law that you do this excursion, you will not be disappointed

It’s was amazing experience it’s was really cold in a mornings but the view is fantastic especially when on sunrise. It’s truly beautiful day Really recommend to everyone

What a fantastic way to see Uluru! You get history, sights, fun all rolled into one. Actually a really relaxing way to do this!

Trip was very well organised and carefully thought through. It was a long day but it didn’t feel like it .

Lovely tour. Guide informative. Field of light spectacular and Uluru sunrise superb