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.