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Find a few hand-picked Uluru tours, discover the secrets of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with local tour guides for an inspiring experience.

Is it worth to take a tour, or should you explore Uluru / Kata Tjuta on your own you might ask? That's a decision I cannot make for you. People have different reasons why they visit Uluru / Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta / The Olgas...

  • tick off a visit from their list of must see places
  • do the controversial climb and see the sunset
  • discover the geology of Australia's most famous natural icon
  • learn how Anangu people see Uluru, and why "the rock" is such a special place

uluru the famous rock
Walk along the base of stunning Uluru

So what is your reason to visit this Australian icon? The answer can help you to decide which tour to join, or to visit on your own.

If you've got a car, it is easy to discover Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at your own pace. You can pick up some brochures in the Cultural Center that will give you more insight into the rich Aboriginal culture connected with Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

However, you might miss the deeper understanding which a tour, guided by local Aborigines, can give you. Plus, there are some adventures you can only get when joining a tour. That's why I picked a few Uluru tours for you which surely are an unique experience.

Traditional owner of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The Anangu people have been living in the Uluru / Ayers Rock area for tens of thousands years, passing on Tjukurpa, or Wapar, the law of the ancestors. Tjukurpa is the foundation of Anangu life.

Tjukurpa cannot be compared with the law of the western world. For the Anangu, Tjukurpa includes law, culture, spiritual beliefs, moral systems, relationship between people and nature, including the physical features of the land.

Anangu are happy to share parts of Tjukurpa with their visitors, while the sacred information will always remain a secret and stay with Aboriginal people.

Join a tour, and get insights into a fascinating culture.

Please note: In addition to any tour booked, visitors to Uluru / Kata Tjuta National Park have to pay an entry fee of AUD 25 at the park entry station. Children under 16 are free. The entry fee is valid for 3 consecutive days.

Uluru Sunset and Kata Tjuta Tour

  • See the domes of Kata Tjuta from the viewing area
  • Walk with your guide into Walpa gorge
  • Watch the sunset over Uluru, enjoy some nibbles with wine, or book the optional barbecue dinner
Schedule: Departs daily from Ayers Rock Hotels
2:30pm (Mar-Oct), 3:30pm (Nov-Feb)
Duration: Varies, depending on sunset

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Uluru Sunrise and Guided Base Walk

Start very early in the morning for this unique walk around Uluru base. Bring a warm jacket as the nights can be very cold.

  • Watch the sun rise over Uluru and the changing colours of the rock as the day begins
  • Walk with a guide along the base of Uluru. The base walk is about 11 km.
  • See the waterfalls of Kantju Gorge and admire the Aboriginal rock art at the Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Listen to stories and learn about ancient bush skills
Schedule: Tour departs daily, 1,5 hours before sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort Hotel
Duration: Approximately 7 hours.
A carry-on breakfast bag is provided. Brin your own water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Sunrise or sunset camel tour

Enjoy the sights of the desert from high above a camel.

  • Travel like the early explores did
  • Enjoy damper & billy tea on morning tours
  • Get sparkling wine or beer & snacks in the evening
  • Learn about the friendly camels
Schedule: Departs from Ayers Rock Hotels
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours for the entire tour, 1 hour camel ride. There are also express tours (1.5 hours) available.

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I am sure you will enjoy these Uluru tours, operated by tour companies who have excellent tour guides, and care for the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Viator offers many more tours, click here to check them out.

uluru climb
Anangu people ask visitors NOT to climb
red rocks and blooming desert
Kata Tjuta viewing area and blooming desert
head of a camel
Take a camel tour
entrance auers rock resort
Entrance of Ayers Rock resort with Uluru in the background

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