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Uluru Family Shindig

  • A great family holiday

    A great family holiday

  • Kid-Friendly Guides

    Kid-Friendly Guides

  • Uluru Family Shindig

    Uluru Family Shindig

  • Camel Riding

    Camel Riding

  • Kids will learn and have fun

    Kids will learn and have fun

  • Dot painting class

    Dot painting class

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Tour codes: FSUO, FSUD, FSUS, FSUE

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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive & Uluru Sunset

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel where your ultimate family shindig begins! Once you’ve collected your baggage, look for the AAT Kings coaches, hop on board and relax. You’ll be met at your hotel by your Guide who’ll introduce you to your travelling companions and tell you about all the fun you’ll be experiencing over the next few days.

This evening you’ll enter Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and travel to the Sunset Viewing Area where parents will sit back and relax with a glass of wine and nibbles watching spectacular Uluru change colour as the sun sets, while children are met by a National Park Ranger who’ll entertain and educate them about what they’ll be seeing and experiencing in the park over the next few days. Following sunset it’s back to the resort where the night is yours. Maybe grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants around the resort or tuck the children in to bed for an early night.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard), Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior) or Emu Walk Apartments (Moderate)

Day 2: Uluru

Rise early this morning and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku (the Uluru sunrise viewing area) to watch an Uluru sunrise. You’ll be able to help yourself to a cuppa or hot chocolate to keep you toasty and warm as the Red Centre comes to life. Once the morning rays have lit up the park, you’ll jump on board your coach and head to the Cultural Centre for breakfast at Ininti Café. After breakfast you’ll enjoy an interactive interpretive walk around parts of the Rock. Learn about Anangu, the traditional owners of the land, their traditions and beliefs and Tjukurpa (creation stories), that will bring Uluru to life. Spot birdlife such as the Zebra Finch, Rainbow Bee Eater and Willy Wagtail, and learn to identify their calls. View ancient rock art in the caves around the base of the rock and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, the most prominent of the waterholes of Uluru. Afterwards, back at the Cultural Centre you’ll meet a Ranger who’ll take you on a journey to experience first-hand the conservation efforts the park has in place to preserve the endangered plants and wildlife threatened by feral animals and weeds bought to the area by piranpa, (non-Aboriginal people).

The rest of today is yours to enjoy. We’ll organise board games and activities or a film for the kids, so mum and dad can sit back and relax.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Kata Tjuta, Dot Painting & BBQ Dinner

After tucking in to breakfast, meet your Guide and travel to Kata Tjuta where first you’ll visit “Cattle Yards” Kata Tjuta dune viewing area, for a view over the plains that will give you a perspective of just how expansive Kata Tjuta really is. On arrival at Kata Tjuta, you’ll take two walks. First-up is a walk to the first lookout of Valley of the Winds where your Guide will give you intriguing insight in to your surroundings. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a walk between two of the largest domes of Kata Tjuta, following the natural creek bed, an area sacred to Anangu men.

Next we return to the Cultural Centre where you’ll have a chance to grab some lunch before discovering if you have any budding artists in your family! You’ll join local Indigenous artists for a fun interactive dot-painting workshop. The artists will talk you through symbols used in their traditional Western Desert Art before you let the creativity flow and paint your very own colourful masterpieces to take home.

After a chance to freshen up back at the hotel, it’s off for an early meal at AAT Kings’ award winning Uluru Barbecue Dinner! Meet our awesome team who’ll  make you laugh, smile and keep the children company, letting them help prepare the meal and even hunt for animal tracks in the sand while parents can sit back, relax and unwind before indulging in a BBQ meal of steak, sausages, prawns, kangaroo, salads and dessert. Yummo! Now it’s back to the resort for a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s exciting adventure.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Camels & Depart

After breakfast it’s time to catch the camel train for the ride of your life! Meet Ned Kelly, Khan, Oprah, Coober, Oran, Cusco, Old Tom, Stirlo, Murphy, baby Kerry and all their friends as well as the equally entertaining Cameleers. Wander through beautiful sand dune country on your 45 minute ride as you get to know the individual personalities of your new friends. After your camel ride, it’s time to say goodbye to your new found friends as you head home. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

4 Day Guided Holiday

Departs

29-MAR-16 sold out
12-APR-16 sold out
5-JUL-16 sold out
27-SEP-16

Returns

Morning of day 4 at Uluru

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Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • National Park entry fee
  • 3 x Breakfasts
  • 1 x Dinner
  • Hat & water bottle for each family member
  • Backpack, educational workbook, stationery pack & sunscreen for every child
  • A camel ride for each family member (excluding children 5 years and under, refunds available)

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Moderate level of fitness required.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Outback Pioneer Hotel (FSUO)

Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
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Desert Gardens Hotel (FSUD)

Standard Room at Desert Gardens
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Sails in the Desert (FSUS)

Superior Room at Sails in The Desert
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Emu Walk Apartments (FSUE)

Emu Walk Apartments Lounge Room
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Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Budget (B)

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • BBQ Area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Reception area at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Pool Area at night at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Standard Room at Outback Pioneer Hotel
    • Outback Pioneer Hotel's front exterior at night

    The Outback Pioneer Hotel provides comfortable, clean accommodation for the traveller who is simply looking for somewhere to rest between their outback adventures.

    Standard Rooms are comfortable and spacious and feature one queen and one single bed. All rooms have private en suite, television and movies on demand.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair dryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-house movies
  • Emu Walk Apartments
    1 Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Emu Walk Apartments Lounge Room
    • Emu Walk Apartments
    • Emu Walk Apartments Kitchen

    Sheltered amongst gardens of native trees, Voyages Emu Walk Apartments offers terraced one and two bedroom apartment  accommodation along pedestrian avenues.

    Spacious and well equipped, the Apartments can cater for up to six people - ideal if you are holidaying with family or friends. All apartments are self-contained, with separate kitchen, living and bedroom areas.

    Located just minutes from the hub of the Resort, the Town Square, including a mini supermarket and shops, these apartments provide everything you need to cook up a storm.

  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

    Please Note: Desert Gardens is undergoing refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms and restaurant area. Completion of refurbishments to their Garden View Rooms will be May 2016 and the restaurant until March 2017.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
    174 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT 0872
    • Swimming Pool at Sails in the Desert
    • Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
    • Mulgara Gallery at Sails in the Desert
    • Reception at Sails in the Desert

    In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.

    Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
    • Mini Bar
    • LCD HD TV
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
    • Bathrobe
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