Uluru Base and Sunset Half Day Trip with Optional Outback Barbecue Dinner image
Join your Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Enjoy a glass of wine and canapes while watching the sun set over Ayers Rock.
Travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your coach as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru.

Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru.

Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts.

In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.

If option selected, you will then be transferred to the Aussie BBQ site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, adjacent to Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights to provide a clear view of the stars in the southern sky (weather permitting).

Once at the site, you will enjoy a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change). After dinner, tea, coffee and dessert will be served and your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations with the assistance of a high beam spotlight (weather permitting). The guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Lorraine B 2017-11-01

We had a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely worth the trip!

Catherine C 2017-10-16

This was fabulous! Great tour guides with interesting stories. Not too much walking but enough to get all the stories and history. The barbecue was most enjoyable, wine and champagne was flowing and the food was lovely. As for the stars at night-well you have to see it to believe it! The guide was informative and knew a lot, even though he kept saying I am only a cook. It's a trip I would do again.

Somasiri R 2017-04-25

It was a very well organized tour with two very pleasant, enthusiastic tour guides. Tasia and Toni were brilliant. I was very surprised to see 5-10000 year old 'frescoes' at Uluru rock. Watching sunset at Uluru is awesome.Hiighly recommended

kevin.marson 2017-02-22

Great guides with outstanding knowledge and experience well worth the experience.

Larry K 2017-02-20

Ayers Rock is a sight to behold. The tour made it even better! Our guides0 were very well informed and answered all of our questions. Sunset was awesome and the wine and cheese made it even better. The barbecue was very good as well. The unexpected touch came after the barbeque when our guide gave us a tour of the night sky -- lots of fun for this US resident who never had the chance to star-gaze down-under!
One tip -- flies are EVERYWHERE. I'd suggest either wearing a mosquito screen, at least over your head and face or carrying a generous supply of insect repellant or both.

Leonidas 2017-01-08

Really worth it!

Anita B 2016-12-21

Enjoyable and informative trip around the base of Uluru with several stops including the Cultural Center, which is owned and operated by by the Aboriginal Anangu people a watering hole and partial cave and the west side of the rock where other people climbed up the path - which was discouraged as Uluru is sacred to the Anangu. Our guide told us aboriginal stories and history about Uluru. The sunset view of the rock changing colors was beautiful and the food and drinks were a nice touch. The barbecue had meat and vegetarian food which was good. The star-gazing was fun even though we were there on the night of the super moon which was so bright you could not see as many stars. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Tanya B 2017-08-30

We found the guides very knowledgeable with lots of interesting stories. The scenery was amazing and the BBQ dinner was the perfect ending to a great afternoon.

Jo C 2016-12-14

Great trip, the walk was shorter than I expected which was a bonus in the heat. Mick our guide was fabulous. He had a wealth of knowledge and made the experience really come alive. Plenty of wine at the end, nibbles not so great but that is my only thing I would change. Highly recommend.

Paul T 2017-01-14

Of course, Uluru itself is amazing. Spending 5 hours on a full coach bus to see it, in the middle of summer, is not so impressive. Tour guides were very knowledgable and this is the best part of this tour - being guided and being able to ask relevant questions about the Rock and its background. 45 minutes at the Cultural Centre wasn't really long enough to wander around, see exhibits and possibly purchase some art work. The sunset viewing with champagne and canapés sounds very romantic, but after 5 hours of the heat and the flies, some bubbly and some dips and crackers isn't really as idyllic as its made out to be. This tour is very good for a first -time visitor who has no idea what to see. Coming back another time, a hire car and freedom would be brilliant.

Inclusions

  • Glass of Wine
  • Canapes at sunset
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Aussie BBQ Dinner (If Option Selected)

Features

  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee of $25 AUD per adult and $12.50 AUD per child will be payable upon your tour check in. This entry fee lasts for 3 consecutive days, so you can reuse as often as you wish. The ticket can also be pre-purchased upon your arrival into Yulara
  • Operates in all weather conditions, and the Australian desert can be quite cool in the evening. Please dress appropriately
  • A small amount of walking is involved, please ensure appropriate footwear is warn
  • Please ensure you have a minimum of 1-litre of water with you for your walk.