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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.

Kings Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Ayers Rock Resort

2. Kings Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Ayers Rock Resort

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to the beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Once at Kings Canyon, you'll make the rock climb to its rim for some marvelous views of Watarrka National Park and the spectacular surroundings. Follow the rim of the canyon along the 3-hour circuit walk, stopping to look down into the canyon gorge at various look-out points along the way. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden.' While the tour is recommended for those with a good level of fitness, you may opt for the easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor. Then, you can grab lunch at your own expense. Finally, begin your return journey to Ayers Rock Resort.

Uluru: Sunset, Sparkling Wine, Cheeseboard & Gourmet BBQ

3. Uluru: Sunset, Sparkling Wine, Cheeseboard & Gourmet BBQ

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru National Park. When you arrive at the Uluru Sunset viewing platform, be greeted by a selection of Australian wines and a cheese board as you begin to absorb the beauty of your surroundings. Find your ideal spot, and then just sit back and relax as you watch the sun disappear behind the horizon and change the colors of the rocks in a million splendid ways. After sunset, you will be transferred to an exclusive barbecue site. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights to provide a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Relax in the company of friends and fellow travelers on beautiful white tablecloths, enjoying sparkling wine. Dine on an Australian gourmet barbecue menu of steak, kangaroo meat, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads, and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of red and white wines, beer, and soft drinks.  After dinner, tea, coffee, and dessert will be served and your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations with the assistance of a high beam spotlight. The guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort. 

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.

Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

6. 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: Guided Walking Tour at Sunrise with Light Breakfast

7. Uluru: Guided Walking Tour at Sunrise with Light Breakfast

Wake early for this tour of a lifetime! Enjoy a light breakfast and hot tea or coffee as you absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings. Board your coach for the drive to the sacred site of Kuniya Piti and be captivated as your driver shares the Tjukurpa.   Hike around the base of Uluru on the Mala Walk. See some of the sacred sites where Aboriginal communities live and prepare for their ceremonies. Some believe that as you walk through this area, you’ll be surrounded by the spirit of the Mala Tjukurpa – the hare-wallaby people. See the vision of a powerful waterfall in a desert at Kantju Gorge! Continue along the Lungkata Walk and hear the Tjukurpa story of a cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the Indigenous and European history of Uluru. End at Kuniya Piti, where you will get a certificate of your achievement.

Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

8. 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.

Uluru 1.5-Hour Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine & Cheeseboard

9. Uluru 1.5-Hour Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine & Cheeseboard

You will depart the resort late afternoon: sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Your driver guide will provide expert commentary while you enjoy the amazing surroundings and incredible sight of Uluru in the distance. This fascinating icon stands 348 metres high, although most of its mass is below ground level. You’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence and inherent spirituality.  Enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles while you begin to absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings. You can just relax or stroll around the Sunset Viewing Area to discover your own personal space to watch the amazing Uluru sunset.  Don’t forget to take a photo every few minutes to capture the famous colour change. Have your driver guide take a photo of you with Uluru in the background – although they say the memory will stay with you forever! Return to the resort after sunset and in time for a dinner booking.

Uluru: Audio Guided Tour

10. Uluru: Audio Guided Tour

Soak up more of Uluru with an Uluru Audio Guide. Take advantage of over 100 stories, handy tips, and bits of local information that will enhance your stay at Uluru. Get the convenience of a tour guide that fits right inside your pocket. Learn about ancient culture, geology, and the fascinating animals that call Uluru home. Uluru Audio Guide covers virtually everything you may want to know about the region. Get information relevant to your precise surroundings with built-in GPS. Explore Uluru's incredible base with a 1-day option, or consider hiring the device for 48 hours if you plan on visiting Kata Tjuta as well. Take your time to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at a leisurely pace, do all the walks, drives or even bike rides around Uluru and Kata Tjuta, with a 3-day option to get the most out of your time in the region.

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4.6 / 5

based on 244 reviews

Riding the Segway was much easier than expected. Only issue was trying to keep up and a hesitation to stop and take photos Much better than walking around Uluru because the heat was so so drying we would not have made it around. Great tour guide, Rachael. Breakfast was very good but the sunrise on Uluru was a bit anticlimactic.

A fabulous day, our guides - Grace, Michelle and Colin were awesome. Made the day a memorable one. So knowledgeable and friendly, would definitely recommend! Thank you, Mel & Mim (WA)

A Beautiful sunrise and an amazing early morning spent looking at this clever, stunning exhibition. Friendly staff and great pick up and drop off service.

Apart from the early start and a few obnoxious young people the lights were truely amazing well worth it.

Wonderful experience with a bonus of sunrise of Uluṟu. Great guides too!