Uluru & Kata Tjuta Tour - Start & End in Alice Springs

  • 17 hours
  • Departs 6:00am
  • Group Tour
  • Alice Springs
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Additional Information

Overview

Overview

Experience the wonders of Kata Tjuta & Uluru as part of your Northern Territory adventure. Travel in air-conditioned comfort, hear intriguing stories and learn the secrets of this unique world-renowned destination. We provide meals, beverages and snacks so all you have to do is focus on your incredible surroundings. Combining luxury with exploration and discovery, this day tour is one of the most popular things to do during an authentic outback discovery holiday.

Highlights

This day trip to see the sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta is a memorable experience for holidaymakers of all ages.

All activities are considered very safe for all age groups. They do not require a high level of
fitness or agility.

You’ll enjoy:

  • Watching the sunset over the sacred site of Uluru with a glass of bubbly
  • Uluru: Guided Mala Walk
  • Uluru: Guided Mutitjulu Waterhole Walk
  • Kata Tjuta: Walpa Gorge Walk
  • Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Inclusions

Your Uluru & Kata Tjuta day trip includes the following: 

  • Experienced and accredited tour guides
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
  • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
  • Uluru Park entrance fee ($25pp)
  • Fruit & snacks throughout the day
  • Buffet breakfast (Alice Springs start only)
  • Freshly made packed lunch (Alice Springs start only)

Spaces for this popular day trip fill fast. Book today to avoid disappointment.

Operated By

Emu Run Experience

What to Expect

What to Expect

Our professional tour guides show you the real outback on this one day tour.

EARLY MORNING

Starting your tour in Alice Springs? We will 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.

LATE MORNING

If you’re starting your tour from Ayers Rock Resort, we collect you from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation.

EARLY AFTERNOON

Kata Tjuta

Travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into the beautiful Walpa Gorge. Take in the stunning domes of Kata-Tjuta, see the wildflowers (depending on the season) and marvel at the views of the open plains on the return walk.

Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Your tour then visits the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Here, you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy souvenirs. 

Built from 90,000 mud bricks, the Cultural Centre was created with the help of the local Anangu people. The sacred site it is built on has special meaning to its traditional owners.

MID-LATE AFTERNOON

Uluru – Mala Walk

Head to the base of the majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock). From here, your tour guide will take you on a guided Mala Walk. Please note; tourists are no longer permitted to climb Uluru due to its cultural significance. 

The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where you will see many fascinating examples of Anangu rock art. Along the way, your guide will tell ancient stories of the Anangu People.

Uluru – Mutitjulu Waterhole

Travel by coach to the back section of Uluru and start a 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 unforgettable Australian experience and something everyone should visit Uluru for at least once in their lives. 

Take in a breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly (or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ dinner. 

AFTER SUNSET

After sunset and the dinner, we head to the Ayers Rock Resort to drop off those finishing their tour at Ayers Rock Resort Accommodation. 

We then make the return journey to Alice Springs and drop off those passengers finishing their tour at Alice Springs Accommodation.

Additional Information

Additional Information

What are the departure and return times?

If you’re looking for things to do in Central Australia, this tour is a memorable outing. 

We depart Alice Springs at approx 6 am from March to October, or at approx 7 am November to February. We depart from Ayers Rock Resort at approx 11:35 am from March to October, or at approx 12:35 pm from November to February.

You’ll return to Ayers Rock Resort after sunset, at approx 7 pm from March to October, or at approx 8 pm from November to February. You’ll return to Alice Springs accommodation at approx 12 am from March to October, or at approx 1 am from November to February.

Can I bring my family?

Yes. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome on our tour and are charged at a child rate. 

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 day tour: 
  • Proof of booking (can include the e-version delivered to your email)
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing (cool, light clothing is best in summer and warm clothing for winter)
  • Cash for purchasing dot paintings directly from local artists at sunset when available
  • Travel pillow (for those returning to Alice Springs, as we will be driving after nightfall)
  • USB chargers (for those departing from or returning to Alice Springs, there are USB ports on the coach)

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 vehicle.

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.