2 Day Uluṟu Unearthed Short Break
Take in the magnificent beauty of Uluru. Pass through the stunning landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges, walk between the domes of Kata Tjuta, witness Uluru’s mesmerising sunset and sunrise and discover its rich history. This is great way to discover the Northern Territory's most unique locations.
Travel by Luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz and/or Scania coaches with an informative and experienced Driver guide who drives and commentates. As this Short Break departs at 7:00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Alice Springs – Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) – Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) Sunset
Travelling south you'll stop at a camel farm where there is time for a camel ride (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Walk between the domes in Walpa Gorge, before travelling to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Watch the sun set and the changing colours of Uluru while enjoying complimentary wine.
Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget), Outback Pioneer Hotel (Standard), Desert Gardens Hotel (Superior) or Sails in the Desert Hotel (First Class), Ayers Rock Resort.
Day 2: Uluṟu Sunrise & Sacred Sites – Farewell from Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)
Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. After sunrise join your Driver Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This waterhole was a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. It houses an amazing collection of original paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport (flights to depart after 12:30pm).
Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred Walk tour. Experience the sacred beauty and culture of Uluru led by a member of the Anangu people. View the majestic sunrise at Uluru then enjoy breakfast before joining your guide for an interpretive walk at Uluru’s base. Immerse yourself in the Anangu culture as you gather around a campfire and learn about ancient bush skills.
Accommodation (Budget, Standard, Superior or First Class)
National Park Entry Fee
Experienced Driver Guides
Detailed and informative commentary
Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel.
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2017 - 2018 season. The 2017 - 2018 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2017 to the 31st March 2018. The 2018 - 2019 season rates commence on the 1st April 2018.