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Spiritual Daybreaks: Tour of Sunrise over Kata Tjuta + Valley of the Winds Walk - Karu and Karingana/Walpa Gorge

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    5 Hours 35 Minutes

  • Start time

    1 Hour 35 Minutes prior to sunrise

  • Meeting Point

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  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped to your hotel in Ayers Rock Resort

Key Highlights

  • Experience a magical sunrise over the towering domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Enjoy a delightful morning cuppa and a light breakfast while watching the sunrise
  • Embark on a guided walk through the Valley of the Winds, understanding the region’s enormous cultural significance
  • Head to the Karu vantage point to look out across the heart of the sacred men’s area
  • Take a pick from the adventurous hike to Karingana or the relaxing trek to Walpa Gorge

Overview

 

Experience the surreal magic of a desert sunrise over the magnificent Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) as well as a guided hike to the majestic Valley of the Winds on this tour. 

Departing in almost darkness, we make our way to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park knowing we’ll be the first ones to enter it. We will make our way the Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing platform, we will sink into the surreal silence of the desert as we sip on our morning tea or coffee or even a steaming cup of hot chocolate along with a light breakfast. Witness the Red Centre desert come to life as dawn creeps over Kata Tjuta and lights up this incredible formation of rock domes which extends six kilometres into the ground. The remains of erosion that began more than 500 million years ago, the towering bornhardts are a spellbinding sight to behold at the break of dawn - bathed in an uncountable number of colours. 

Next up is our mesmerising walk to the Valley of the Winds, taking us down into a timeless haven within the domes through trickling creek beds. We’ll head to the first lookout, Karu, while spotting rare flora on the way, to dig into stunning views of the surrounding landscape. From here, you can choose an adventurous trail to the second vantage point, Karingana, from where you can savour the majestic views of the Aborigines’ sacred area, or embark on the easier trek to Walpa Gorge which takes you on a path that crosses right through the middle of Kata Tjuta’s breathtaking domes.

About The Supplier: With over 100 years of experience in helping travellers discover the best of Australia and New Zealand, AAT Kings are truly holiday experts. With multiple tourism awards in their kitty, AAT Kings are known for a broad range of holiday options including Guided Tours, Short Breaks and Day Tours, as well as their efforts towards sustainable tourism.

Inclusions

  • Tea/Coffee with Biscuits and Light Breakfast at Sunrise (Break your day with us!)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (If you’re feeling generous, though, go right ahead!)

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