Uluṟu and Kata Tjuṯa Escape
Day 1: Welcome to Ayers Rock!
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.
This afternoon join your Driver Guide and travel into the magnificent Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park for a drive around Uluru. You'll learn about the World Heritage listed national park as your Driver Guide imparts their incredible knowledge, giving you a greater understanding of the natural and cultural significance of the iconic monolith. Later you’ll take a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Along the way you’ll view ancient rock art and learn more about the Aboriginal and European history of the region. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, for the opportunity to see Aboriginal arts and crafts before heading to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Relax with a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles as you watch the rock change colour as the sun sets below the western horizon. It’s a spectacular sight you’ll never forget. After sunset travel back to Ayers Rock Resort where you can grab yourself a bite to eat from the Outback Pioneer using your dinner voucher.
Hotel: Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget), Dormitory Shared Facilities
Included Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds
Rise early and travel to the Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing area with spectacular panoramic views over southern side of the formations. You’ll see the morning’s first rays of sun set the red centre alight while you enjoy a warming cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast of cereal and fruit. On arrival at Kata Tjuta you’ll commence a guided walk to the Valley of the Winds. First stop is Karu lookout where you’ll have views across the many domes of Kata Tjuta into sacred Anangu men’s area, then continue on to Karingana lookout. This walk can be a little challenging, but well worth the effort. It takes you down into a timeless haven through trickling creek beds and through the valleys between the many domes. The views are breathtaking and you’ll in awe of this natural wonder. Take the time to soak up the incredible atmosphere. Your Aussie Adventure comes to an end in the late morning.
You will be offered a complimentary transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight.
2 Day Aussie Adventure
Daily from Ayers Rock Resort
- 2:30 pm (Apr-Oct)
- 3:00 pm (Nov-Mar)
Day 2, 11:30 am approximately, Ayers Rock Resort
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
- Dinner (1)
- Wine & nibbles
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Return airport transfers
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle to hold 3 litres
- Jacket/warm layers in the cooler months
Moderate level of fitness required:
- Uluru: Low level of fitness required. The Kuniya Walk is approximately 1 hour gentle walk on flat ground.
- Kata Tjuta: Moderate to good level of fitness required. Valley of the Winds can be a little challenging, but shorter walks are also available for those not wanting to walk to the second lookout.
Tour with Shared Accommodation (YRC1)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Pick-up times vary throughout the year due to different sunset times.
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Uluṟu is also known as Ayers Rock; it was named by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers.
The Olgas or Kata Tjuṯa, are a group of 36 island mountains which are separated by magnificent gorges.
Uluṟu is about 3.6 km long and 1.9 km wide, with a circumference of 9.4 km.
The domed mountains of Kata Tjuṯa cover an area of 21.68 km² and are composed of a coarse grained conglomerate of granite, gneiss and other volcanic rock.