This day trip to Uluru and Kata Tjuta from Alice Springs is an unforgettable experience at any time of year.
All activities are considered very safe for all age groups. They do not require a high level of fitness or agility.
Your Alice Springs to Uluru day trip includes the following:
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Our professional tour guides show you the real outback on this one day tour, leaving from and returning to Alice Springs.
We collect you from outside your Alice Springs accommodation and head to the first stop of our day tour at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast.
If you’re starting the tour from Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), we pick you up from your hotel at this time.
12 PM (approx)
After a quick stop, we provide you with a freshly made packed lunch (Alice Springs start only) to eat on the drive to the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta, National Park.
EARLY AFTERNOON: Kata Tjuta
We travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Take in the stunning the domes of Kata-Tjuta and marvel at the views of the open plains on the return walk.
Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Our Alice Springs day trip then visits the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy souvenirs.
The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to its traditional owners.
MID-LATE AFTERNOON: Uluru – Mala Walk
We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). From here, your tour guide will take you on a guided Mala Walk. Please note that tourists are no longer permitted to climb Uluru due to its cultural significance.
The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fascinating examples of Anangu rock art. Along the way, your guide will tell Tjukurpa stories of the Anangu People.
Uluru – Mutitjulu Waterhole
Your coach will transport you to the back section of Uluru, where we start a second guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole.
Your guide will take you along a short track to the waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. You’ll hear stories of local traditions and learn how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by the Anangu people, whose ancestors are still alive today.
SUNSET: THE SUNSET BBQ
This is an unmissable Australian experience and will be one you never forget.
Take in a breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly (or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ dinner.
After sunset and dinner, we set off to Alice Springs, stopping on the way to drop off travellers who are staying at Ayers Rock Resort.
Prices start at $225AUD for adults and $169AUD for children under 15.
Tickets for this full-day tour leaving and returning to Alice Springs sell fast. Claim your spot today to avoid disappointment.
What are the departure and return times?
We depart Alice Springs at approximately 6 am, or Ayers Rock Resort at approximately 11:45 am.
You’ll return to Ayers Rock Resort just after sunset or be back at your Alice Springs accommodation at around midnight.
Can I bring my family?
Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour.
For children aged 2-15, the price starts at $169 per person.
All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care.
What should I bring on the tour?
We recommend you bring the following on your Uluru day tour:
How many people are on each tour?
We have a maximum of 52 people on the tour bus. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach with a toilet on board.
Can I request special food requirements?
We are able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request at time of booking: vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free.
If you have a food allergy (e.g. peanuts), please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.
How long will I be walking for?
The longest you can expect to walk for on this tour is 1 hour per walk, at a relaxed pace.
What are the rules for BYO drinks?
At dinner, water and juice are served as well as sparkling wine. For beer or other beverages, you are welcome to bring 2-3 drinks. We recommend giving these to your guide at pick up and they will put it in the cooler box for you to enjoy with dinner.
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