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From Alice Springs: Day Trip to Uluru with BBQ Dinner

1. From Alice Springs: Day Trip to Uluru with BBQ Dinner

Witness the splendor of Uluru on this day trip from Alice Springs. Have breakfast in Eridunda, visit a cultural center, see rock art on a guided walk, hear some traditional stories, and top It all off with wine and dinner as the sun sets. Depart Alice Springs early to get a taste of the Australian Outback with a stop at Erldunda for a buffet breakfast. Then, continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to see the domes of the rock formations on your first walk. Learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people at the cultural center. Then, go to the base of Uluru for a guided walk to see the Anangu rock art. Head to Mutitjulu Waterhole for a short hike to the home of the ancestral Wanampi water snake and share some traditional "dreamtime" stories. Sip a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sunset over Uluru, and end the day with a barbeque dinner before the return journey to Alice Springs.

From Alice Springs: Uluru & Kings Canyon 4-Day Outback Tour

2. From Alice Springs: Uluru & Kings Canyon 4-Day Outback Tour

Discover the beauty and ancient traditions of the Australian outback on a 4-day tour with a guide, starting from Alice Springs. Visit sites like Ayers Rock, Uluru, and Curtin Springs. Take a hike by the Kata Tjuta peaks, learn about aboriginal culture, and enjoy food and accommodation provided. Day 1 Start with pickup from your accommodation in Alice Springs at approximately 8 AM. On the way to Uluru, stop for morning tea before continuing to Ayers Rock, a journey of around 4.5 hours. Once you've arrived, enjoy lunch at the Yulara Walpa Lobby Bar. After lunch, head to the Sails in the Desert hotel to check in. Spend the rest of the day at Uluru, where you can take easy walks while learning about the site's sacred traditions and stories. In the afternoon, savor delicious drinks and canapés with a beautiful view of Uluru in the setting sun. Just after sunset, you'll be dropped off at the Sails in the Desert hotel to enjoy a 3-course dinner at the Ilkari restaurant. Day 2 Get an early start with a walk to a viewing point, where you can admire a sunrise view of Uluru while you sip a coffee or tea. Once the sun has fully risen, return to the hotel for breakfast. At 9 AM, head to Kata Tjuta to walk the Walpa Gorge trail. Take in the amazing view from the site’s viewing platform. Return to the resort for lunch, before taking part in an interactive Maruku dot-painting workshop. Learn about aboriginal art and try out the techniques for yourself. Spend the rest of the day with free leisure time. Take the chance to explore the Red Centre with a variety of optional activities (not included in the tour price), such as the Field of Lights show, a stargazing tour, a sunset camel ride, or the Sounds of Silence dining experience. Day 3 Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out at 9:30 AM for the day's adventure, with your first stop at Curtin Springs. Visit the Old Abattoir and find out how they harvest grass and produce paper products. Get access to the full range of Curtin Springs Paper products and see their gallery. After lunch in Curtin Springs, explore Kings Creek Station. On the way, stop at the Mount Conner Lookout. Finish the day with the Karrke Aboriginal tour to see, feel, and experience the aboriginal culture up close. Relax with dinner and accommodation at the luxurious Mort Conway Camp. Day 4 Start the final day of the tour with an early morning walk in the Kings Canyon National Park. Take in the awe-inspiring natural landscape of the region, and get breathtaking views with an optional helicopter flight. After lunch at Kings Canyon Resort, start making your way back to Alice Springs. Stop over at Erldunda Roadhouse to grab some afternoon tea and see emus in their natural habitat. Finally, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation in Alice Springs.

Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

3. Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

An adventure like no other, taking you along the oldest river in the world into an outback oasis. Follow the scenic track along the famous Finke River to the uniquely astonishing landscape deep in Palm Valley. Pass the amazing pinnacles of the Amphitheatre and through the beautiful Cycad Gorge before arriving at more than 3,000 giant Red Cabbage Palms. On the way enjoy a sumptuous European style morning tea with a selection of home-made buns and fresh coffee. Follow the Mpulungkinya Walk (5km, 2 hrs return) through this ancient oasis, along a river bed with towering palms and stunning lookouts from the valley escarpment. Discover Palm Valley’s unique environment including rare relict plant species and the spring-fed pools that support an array of unusual plants and animals. Your guide will also enlighten you on the cultural significance of the region to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people. On the 4WD track out of Palm Valley on the way to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, walk up to Kalaranga Lookout an easy 20 minute climb with spectacular views of a rock amphitheatre encircled by rugged cliffs. After the walk, head to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, known as Ntaria to the local Aboriginal residents. Established in 1877, Hermannsburg was a Lutheran mission for more than 100 years and the historic heritage precinct is wonderfully preserved today.  Hermannsburg is the birthplace of the renowned Aboriginal landscape painter Albert Namatjira, and the origin of the Hermannsburg School art movement. You will also have an opportunity to purchase art or souvenirs in the art gallery and gift shop before returning to Alice Springs after an unforgettable day in the Outback.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I never expected this. The whole trip was great The driver the guide the coach all excellent Uluru was an amazing spiritual experience Yes that sounds over the top but it truly was. I had a great day In the evening we saw the sunset over Uluru Then the BBQ which was so professionally run you’d have thought chefs had done it. Thank you for creating memories I will keep for ever

It is a jam-packed day that lasts almost 24 hours. Well worth the long bus ride. Little stops along the way make you appreciate the nature and the place. Sunset dinner at the end is definitely the highlight and is an amazing way to end the day. Our driver Yad did a fantastic job driving and taking us around!

Wonderful day out from start to the finish with the fabulous BBQ.Rained all day so the sad thing was no sunset.I have tried to see it twice but no luck,i dont think my pension will run to a third try.I see Curtain Springs toilets are no cleaner than 6 years ago.No change there

Trip was very well organised and carefully thought through. It was a long day but it didn’t feel like it .

Makes for an extremely long day but totally worth it.