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Explore Kata Tjuta and Uluru (Ayers Rock) on this overnight adventure

Longing to see the Red Centre's world-famous attractions but not so keen on camping? This two-day trip's got you covered. Explore the enormous boulders and gullies of Kata Tjuta on a guided tour, watch the sun set over Uluru and be treated to our famous 1,000 Star Dinner before bedding down in a hotel. Then, the next morning, learn of the indigenous dreamings associated with Uluru during a cultural interpretive walk and check out the objects and artworks on display in the Uluru Cultural Centre. This is the ideal trip for those wanting to encounter the Outback in comfort and a short timeframe.

Yulara, Australia
Yulara, Australia
Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24

Why we love this trip

  • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand

  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru

  • Dine on local food and wine under the stars, well away from civilisation

  • Guided walks through thedomes of Kata Tjuta and around Uluru provide insight into indigenous Australian history and spirituality

  • We offer the ruggedness of the outback, but the comfort of a Motel

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a trip that only focusses on Uluru, so if you're looking for a camping experience then take a look at one of our Red Centre trips.

  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.


The small town of Yulara came to be when Commonwealth authorities finally decided establishing motels at the base of Uluru – a sacred indigenous site – wasn’t the coolest thing to do. A plot of land midway between the rock and Kata Tjuta was staked out, a town built, and Yulara’s permanent population of 887 now caters to approximately 300,000 visitors each year. Today you’ll be one of them, as this is where this trip kicks off. Driving first to Kata Tjuta, you’ll have the option of heading out to explore the site’s 36 domes and learn about its ecological and geological significance from your guide along the way; so it’s definitely a walk worth doing if you’re up to it. As the evening sets in, settle down with a glass of bubbles for one mesmerising display of colour, light and shadow during an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, we’ll wine and dine you by star and candlelight during a ‘1,000 Star Dinner’. Spend the night in in comfort at your hotel at the Ayers Rock Resort.

Notes: Total walking time is around an hour (approximately 3 km).
  • Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • 1000 Star Dinner
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
  • Uluru sunset drinks
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Today it’s off to Uluru to see what all the hype’s about. You’ll be getting up early this morning… but that’s when sunrise tends to happen in this neck of the woods. After watching the sun rear up over the world’s largest slab of sandstone, explore Uluru at your own pace. When you get back, an indigenous guide will explain a bit about the site’s great significance on a cultural interpretive walk, which you’ll then have the opportunity to learn more about at the Uluru Cultural Centre.

A compulsory transfer fee will apply for flights departing before 12:30. If the levy isn’t paid in advance then you’ll have to make payment directly to your leader.
Included Activities
  • Mala cultural interpretative walk
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


1 breakfast, 1 dinner


All-terrain vehicle


Motel (1 night)

Included activities

  • 1000 Star Dinner
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • Mala cultural interpretative walk
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre

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Important notes

1. Tour commences in Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) on day 1 from 1:00pm and finishes in Yulara at approximately 12pm on day two, outbound flights should be booked after 12:30pm.
2. Please note pick up times from Ayers Rock Resort do vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes.

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