Tours & activities by Australia Travel Planning from Viator

  • Location: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Duration: 2 days/1 Night (approx.)
From AUD 740.00

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Experience the wonder and mystery of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a two-day tour from Alice Springs. You'll see all the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), including the unforgettable sights of an Uluru sunset and sunrise. You'll also travel by luxury coach and stay at your choice of budget, standard or superior accommodation.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Free drinks included
Day 1. Kata Tjuta, Walpa Gorge and Uluru Sunset
Depart from Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges with stops at a camel farm, where you have the chance to ride a camel (own expense) and a great vantage point to see the majestic Mt Conner. This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts.

Late in the afternoon, travel to sunset strip where you will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you admire the spectacular display of light and color as you watch an Uluru sunset.

Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the exclusive barbecue site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, outside the Uluru & Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights so that there is a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Once at the site, you will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change). After dinner, you will be served tea, coffee and dessert 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 (weather permitting). Your guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 2. Uluru Sunrise, Mutitjulu Waterhole
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to Alice Springs.

Please note:
There is no opportunity to purchase food while on tour. Please arrange with your hotel to have breakfast earlier or to provide a breakfast box to take with you.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Tour departs from Alice Springs hotels.

Departure Time:
7:00am

    Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

    Duration:
    2 days/1 Night
    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

    Pricing information

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    Budget Accommodation
    Code: ARA2B

    2-Day trip from Alice-Spring by luxury air-conditioned coach including 1-night budget accommodation at the Outback Pioneer Hotel.

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    AUD740.00
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    Standard Accommodation
    Code: ARA2R

    2-Day trip from Alice-Spring by luxury air-conditioned coach including 1-night standard accommodation with private facilities at the Desert Gardens Hotel

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    AUD769.00
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    Superior Accommodation
    Code: ARA2S

    2-Day trip from Alice-Spring by luxury air-conditioned coach including 1-night accommodation with private facilities at the Sails in the Desert Hotel.

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    AUD822.00
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    Budget Accommodation + BBQ
    Code: ARA2B + BBQ

    2-Day trip from Alice-Spring by luxury air-conditioned coach including 1-night budget accommodation at the Outback Pioneer Hotel and an Aussie BBQ Dinner on Day 1.

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    AUD876.00
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    Standard Accommodation +BBQ
    Code: ARA2R + BBQ

    2-Day trip from Alice-Spring by luxury air-conditioned coach including 1-night standard accommodation with private facilities at the Desert Gardens Hotel and an Aussie BBQ Dinner on Day 1.

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    AUD905.00
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    Superior Accommodation + BBQ
    Code: ARA2S + BBQ

    2-Day trip from Alice-Spring by luxury air-conditioned coach including 1-night accommodation with private facilities at the Sails in the Desert Hotel and an Aussie BBQ Dinner on Day 1.

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    AUD958.00
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    Pricing information

    2-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock), Camel Farm and Kata Tjuta Trip from Alice Springs

    Kata Tjuta

    Inclusions:
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Touring of Ayers Rock and The Olgas
    • Sunset Beverages
    • Sunrise viewing over Ayers Rock
    • National Park Entry fees
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Return airport transfers
    • Aussie BBQ Dinner (if option selected)
    Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings.
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
    Itinerary:
    Day 1: Kata Tjuta, Walpa Gorge and Uluru Sunset

    Depart from Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges with stops at a camel farm, where you have the chance to ride a camel (own expense) and a great vantage point to see the majestic Mt Conner. Later in the afternoon, travel to Uluru and tour around the base with your guide. Next, travel to Mutitjulu waterhole, where you will take a guided walk, see ancient rock art and hear Aboriginal legends. Afterward, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you can learn more about the indigenous history and culture, and see traditional arts and crafts on display. Then travel to sunset strip where you will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you admire the spectacular display of light and color as you watch an Uluru sunset.

    Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
    After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the exclusive barbecue site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, outside the Uluru & Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights so that there is a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Once at the site, you will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change). After dinner, you will be served tea, coffee and dessert 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 (weather permitting). Your guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort.

    Day 2: Uluru Sunrise, Mutitjulu Waterhole

    Rise early in the morning and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area to witness the sunrise over Uluru. In the stillness and quiet, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and feel the spiritual heart of the Australian Outback. Then be mesmerized by the changing hues of Uluru in the morning light. After watching the sunrise, visit the 36 immense rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a guided walk into Walpa Gorge and marvel at the sheer walls that flank you as you enter the gorge.

    In the afternoon you will be transferred back to your Alice Springs hotel.

    Please note:
    There is no opportunity to purchase food while on tour. Please arrange with your hotel to have breakfast earlier or to provide a breakfast box to take with you.

    Accommodation Options:

    Outback Pioneer Lodge and Hotel (Budget)
    The Outback Pioneer Lodge has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives our guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.

    Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard)
    Set amidst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the recently refurbished Desert Gardens hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.

    Sails In The Desert (Superior)
    Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre.

    Due to operational requirements, hotels are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.

    Hotel Pickup List:

    06:15 - A Good Rest B&B
    06:55 - Alice in the Territory
    06:15 - Alice Lodge Backpackers
    06:35 - Alice Motor Inn
    06:40 - Alice on Todd
    06.35 - Aurora Alice Springs
    06.25 - Chifley Alice Springs Resort
    06:45 - Desert Palms Resort
    06:35 - Desert Rose Inn
    06:30 - Diplomat Motel
    06:50 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
    06:30 - Elkira Motel
    06:55 - G’Day Mate Caravan Park
    06:20 - Haven Backpackers
    06:55 - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
    06:55 - Heritage Caravan Park
    06:40 - Ibis Styles Oasis
    06:55 - Lasseters Casino Hotel
    06:55 - MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
    07:00 - Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
    06:40 - Quest Apartments
    06:15 - Stuart Caravan Park
    06:40 - Swagmans Rest Motel
    06:35 - Todd Tavern
    06:40 - Toddy’s Resort
    06:40 - Wintersun Caravan Park
    06:15 - Vatu Sanctuary
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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Thomas D, July 2016

    Great trip. We enjoyed Uluru,Kata Tjuta and the camel farm. Very short ride on the camel but was still fun. I would stay one day longer at Alice Springs. Long way for two days.. But well worth the trip.

    Reviewed by: dwsarge, USA, October 2012

    Our visit to Uluru was all we hoped for and more. The long bus rides were punctuated by excellent information provided by knowledgeable driver/guides. The sunrise and sunset experiences were superb and very spiritual in feeling. The accommodations (we received an upgrade) at Ayres resort were first class as were the people in the hotel and shops in the town center. We would recommend Viator to all travelers desiring a well organized 2 day tour.