Family Holiday in UluruPosted: 9 September 2015 Updated: 2 August 2016
When it comes to planning the perfect family holiday the options are endless. Do we go overseas or stay locally? Will it be suitable for my children? Is it safe and will they enjoy it? All these questions plus more are asked. My family was very fortunate to travel to Uluru and experience some of the most iconic sights in Australia.
The holiday began departing Sydney and heading to Uluru aboard Virgin Airlines. This time we didn’t get the “Are we there yet?” , there was just too much excitement in the air! What is it like? How big is the rock? Can we climb it? It wasn’t long until we caught first glimpses of Uluru and the children’s faces began to light up. There is nothing better than seeing the amazement and excitement in your children’s faces to know that you have picked a holiday that they will truly remember forever.
Upon landing we were greeted by the friendly AAT Kings crew who delivered us safely and promptly to our accommodation at Sails in the Desert. What an amazing property. Comfy beds, great service and all the facilities you could ever want. Definitely a great start to our holiday.
The kids after a long day
That afternoon we headed out to watch Uluru at sunset aboard our AAT Kings coach. What an experience, wine, nibbles, chips and juice for the kids, great company and service topped off with an amazing sunset. The kids were in awe watching the rock change colours and enjoyed hearing the stories told by our informative guides.
The kids enjoying Uluru
Day 2 started out early with us heading out to watch sunrise. Once again an amazing experience and despite the early start no whingeing from the kids. They were just enjoying their holiday too much to even worry about getting up at 5.00am! The day was jam packed full of fun, dot painting, guided walks, amazing scenery and the beautiful sights of Kata Tjuta. We were entertained, informed and driven around in comfort without having to worry about a thing. The kids were so exhausted they needed an early night to be ready for the next day’s adventures.
Trying to get some shut eye on the coach!
When we thought the holiday couldn’t get any better we were treated to a Camel ride. The kids had never seen a camel let alone ridden one. The squeals of joy and happiness radiated through them as they jumped on their camels and headed off on their adventure. Definitely an experience not to be missed. After another action packed day we decided to enjoy the facilities of the resort and relax around the pool. With our holiday drawing to an end it was the perfect rest we needed.
Taking a refreshing dip after a hard day’s touring
Having now returned home and reflecting on our family holiday I can definitely say Uluru should be on everyone’s lists. The culture, sights and activities are just amazing and my kids say it was the best holiday they have ever had!
Check out our Uluru Family Shindig holiday for yourself.
Jody Grossfeldt, AAT Kings Regional Day Tours Manager
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