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Kata Tjuta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour

1. Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour

Rise early to travel the short distance to a desert location overlooking Uluru. Your driver/guide will provide insights and the background to 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 & Kata Tjuta 25-Minute Helicopter Experience

2. Uluru & Kata Tjuta 25-Minute Helicopter Experience

See both the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjutaon this helicopter experience. This tour will showcase Kata Tjuta, which means 'many heads'. It is made up of a group of 36 conglomerate rock domes, the highest of which stands 198 meters taller than Uluru. Ensure that you don't miss out on seeing the entire formation by taking a ride in by helicopter. With the wide spread of the domes and local restrictions due to sacred sites, access from the ground is restricted to only 75% of Kata Tjuta. Embark on a trip that combines this experience with viewing Uluru, and which will leave you with cherished memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

Uluru: Australian BBQ Dinner Under the Stars with Drinks

3. Uluru: Australian BBQ Dinner Under the Stars with Drinks

Wonder at the scale of Uluru at night on the only evening outdoor dining experience inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Taste local barbecue flavors with Uluru as your backdrop, lit up in the brilliant orange colors of the setting sun. Drink in the view of the imposing Ayers Rock as you sip on sunset cocktails. Discover native apple, bush tomato, and quandong flavors during this evening meal. Savor renowned Australian barbecued steak, kangaroo, and seafood; fresh salads and a classic dessert with a twist. Accompany your meal by sipping on Australian wine before star gazing with a local guide to top off your evening in true local style.

Yulara: Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Day Trip by Bus

4. Yulara: Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Day Trip by Bus

Feel the glow of the sunrise from a Uluru viewpoint on this day trip from Ayers Rock while waking up with a coffee or tea. Discover the beauty of Kata Tjuta, the towering Ayers Rock formation, and the biodiverse Walpa Gorge. Sit back and relax as you travel into the Kata Tjuta National Park from Yulara. Be amazed by the incredible sight of Uluru in the distance on your way to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku where you can see many kilometers into the distance, an ideal photo opportunity.  Watch as the first rays of the sun lights up the Red Centre, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Get an historical overview of the National Park, where the aboriginals have lived for 22,000 years.  Discover Australia’s most recognizable and fascinating icon, Ayers Rock which stands 348 meters high. Be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence, and inherent spirituality. Travel to the west of Uluru and take in the sights of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. Stop at a viewing point with spectacular views of Kata Tjuta and be sure to have your camera at the ready. Stroll through Walpa Gorge, a desert haven for plants and animals. Take a gentle but rocky track into a world of rare plant species and evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Learn about local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation. Hop back onboard the bus for the comfortable ride back to your meeting point in Yulara. 

Uluru Base Segway Tour & Mutitjulu Waterhole with Transfers

5. 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.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

6. 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.

Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

7. Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your Driver Guide will explain the geological development of the area over the millennium. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, and enjoy a light breakfast. Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Later return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Uluru: Uluru Base Segway Tour

8. 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.

Uluru: Sacred Sites Tour + Sparkling at Sunset & BBQ Dinner

9. Uluru: Sacred Sites Tour + Sparkling at Sunset & BBQ Dinner

Explore the magnetic allure of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, on this half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed landmark. After being conveniently picked-up from your local hotel, begin your tour with a guided drive around the base of Uluru. Following the complete loop, you will have the chance to follow the Kuniya Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. A visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center to see the works of ancient rock art found there will help you understand better the spiritual significance of Uluru to the local Aboriginal peoples, both in the past and the present. After an informative exploration of Uluru, you will get to relax with a glass of wine and a selection of canapes as you watch the dazzling sunset over Ayers Rock. Your tour will finish with a hearty and delicious Aussie-style BBQ beneath the desert stars.  The BBQ can be adjusted to meet any dietary need you might have, simply inform your guide of any dietary restrictions you might have by at least 14:00 on the day of the tour. You will not soon forget this magical experience at one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots in Australia!

Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

10. Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing National Park while your driver guide shares insights into the natural and cultural history of this fascinating region. Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘many heads’ and given the 36 steep-sided domes of Kata Tjuta, it is aptly named. This incredible formation of rock domes extends six kilometres into the ground and is the remains of erosion that began more than 500 million years ago. The area is sacred under Anangu men’s law and under this law, details of many stories of Kata Tjuta are not known except to initiated men. While delighting in chilled Australian wines and canapés, you can enjoy the wonder of a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.

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What people are saying about Kata Tjuta

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 399 reviews

Out guide MA was amazing. A fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone. We had 10 people in our group ranging from 13 to 62 years old and we all loved it. Highly recommend. MA’s knowledge of the rock and the local indigenous people was informative and well delivered. Gave us a whole different outlook on indigenous beliefs and their way of life. Thank you

Great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Breakfast was good and catered for my lactose intolerance. We saw Kata Tjuta shrouded in cloud and then also after the cloud lifted, displaying many moods. So beautiful. This is a magical part of the world. Do yourself a favour and experience it yourself.

Prompt pickup and return to camping ground. Great photo opportunities, from helicopter. Informed and friendly pilot. Husband unable to walk far, would recommend this for everyone. Rock had a purple hue today as cloudy and rain. Beautiful.

Great activity, good way to see Uluru. Tour guide very knowledgeable of the area. Training of Segway before starting is great.

Fabulous experience, highly recommend Food was good, tour guide was excellent