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Kata Tjuta and Uluru Sunset Tour (With BBQ Option)

US$ 111.73 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Sunset at Uluru is one of the world′s most romantic experiences
  • A ′must′ on your Northern Territory vacation
  • Marvel at the incredible rock formations of Kata Tjuta
  • Choose the magnificent sunset BBQ for the quintessential Aussie experience

Overview

Visit two of the most sacred Dreamtime sites in Australia and enjoy some of the most dramatic scenery on Earth on this magical afternoon tour.

Drive to Kata Tjuta, where 36 vast red rock massifs, smoothed by millions of years of wear, rise from the stark desert plain.

Follow trails between the great domes and feel the atmosphere of this extraordinary place.

Return to Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the late afternoon and see the colours change from glowing gold to vivid orange to ruby red and mauve as the sun dips towards the horizon.

Watch the light fading over this iconic landmark as you enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. Or choose the barbecue dinner option to add a classic Aussie culinary tradition to your magical evening.

Itinerary

There are two options for your delightful Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset Tour. Take the Standard Option and relax over drinks and snacks as you watch the sunset. Or choose the Barbecue Option and enjoy a delicious dinner as well as the drinks and snacks.

At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort in a comfortable coach.

You will be driven to Kata Tjuta, a distance of about 50 km by road from Ayers rock (Uluru). Kata Tjuta is an Aboriginal word meaning 'many heads' and the area is famous for its 36 steep-sided rock domes. Some of the rocks are close together with only narrow gaps between. Others, rounded and smoothed by the wind, are more spaced apart. The highest is called Mount Olga (462 m/1500 feet).

Before arriving at Kata Tjuta itself, you will stop at a look-out to enjoy panoramic views of the eastern side of the amazing rock formation.

Kata Tjuta is a sacred site of great importance to the Pitjantjatjara people and access to some parts is restricted. The majestic domes are the remnants of rocky peaks that have been subjected to erosion for about 500 million years. There are many Dreamtime legends linked to the site but many are kept secret and not shared with outsiders.

The coach will stop at Walpa Gorge where you can take a walk between the vast smoothed rock walls and enjoy the scenery. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

In the late afternoon you will travel to the Uluru Sunset Viewing Area. Witness and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset whilst enjoying nibbles and a glass of wine.

If you choose the Barbecue Option, your drink and snacks will be followed by a tasty Aussie BBQ dinner. This includes grilled meats accompanied by crisp seasonal salads, fresh bread rolls and a complimentary selection of drinks (wine, beer and soft drink). The meal ends with traditional billy tea and a dessert.

At the end of the day you will be dropped back at your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort.

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Reviews

The bus arrived right on time. Then off to Kata Tjuta look out for photos. A few minutes in the bus we arrived at Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walla Gorge Walk which was... Gail Liddle

The whole trip was beautiful, the viewing point to Kata Tjuta and Uluru was amazing, our guide was very knowledgeable. The walk in the gorge wish it was a bit longer but so... christopher Saliba

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

3.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 01 Apr - 30 Sep: 1430h (2:30pm)
01 Oct - 31 Mar: 1500h (3:00pm)
Duration: 3.5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Ayers Rock Resort

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a luxury coach
  • English-speaking driver
  • Wine, soft drinks and snacks
  • Aussie BBQ (if Barbecue Option chosen) - selection of grilled meats, salads & bread rolls. Billy tea and dessert

Exclusions

  • National Park entrance fee (approx AUD 25.00 per person)

Do/Dont's

Wear a hat and comfortable shoes. Put on sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you. Don’t forget the camera

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Fuel levies may be introduced when required. Should this occur, charges will be payable direct and subject to change without notice.

Kata Tjuta is a sacred site and access to certain areas is restricted. Please stay on the marked tracks.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Very well organised" The bus arrived right on time. Then off to Kata Tjuta look out for photos. A few minutes in the bus we arrived at Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walla Gorge Walk which was...
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