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Uluru Field of Light Sunrise Tour with Hot Drinks & Biscuits

1. Uluru Field of Light Sunrise Tour with Hot Drinks & Biscuits

Rise early to travel the short distance to a desert location overlooking Uluru. Your driver/guide will provide insights and the background to the art installation. Under the cover of darkness, wander through the pathways that encompass the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Dune Top viewing area. Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens, while enjoying tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Then as the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky, gaze in awe as the sun rises in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, with light. You’ll have an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over the Red Centre. As the natural light brightens the landscape, the Field of Light will dim for the day. Capture some amazing photos from this unique raised location, which allows you to view both Uluru and Kata Tjuta in all their natural glory.

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Ayers Rock: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Morning Tour

2. Ayers Rock: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Morning Tour

Sit back and relax as you travel into the Kata Tjuta National Park. Be amazed by the incredible sight of Uluru in the distance on your way to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. Make your way onto the viewing platform to see many kilometers into the distance, an ideal photo opportunity. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Your experienced guide will give you an historical overview of the National Park, where the aboriginals have lived for 22,000 years. Arguably Australia’s most recognizable and fascinating icon, Ayers Rock, stands 348 meters high. Be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence, and inherent spirituality. Just 40 kilometers to the west of iconic Uluru, take in the sights of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. Stop at a viewing point with spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready. Walpa Gorge is a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track leads into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Take a 1-hour walk through the gorge, learn about local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation.

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Alice Springs: Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight

3. Alice Springs: Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight

Your ballooning adventure begins in the cool pre-dawn darkness as you are picked up from your accommodation in Alice Springs. During the drive to the desert launch site you will get to know the crew as they make final weather checks and explain the routine for the morning. At the launch site gas burners are used to inflate the balloons just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Once floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as the balloon floats above spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. After landing, enjoy a program designed to allow you a unique opportunity to experience the Australia bush. Most landings are in the desert, kilometers away from the nearest road. There is no traffic, no other people and no noise. The perfect place to enjoy a glass of sparkling Australian wine or if you prefer some tropical apple and guava juice. Perhaps mix the two for a delightful morning cocktail. Drinks are accompanied by a variety of muffins, biscuits, slices of cheese and fresh fruit. It's the perfect mix to enjoy before reboarding your bus to return to “town”.

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Kata Tjuta: Small Group Sunrise Tour with Picnic Breakfast

4. Kata Tjuta: Small Group Sunrise Tour with Picnic Breakfast

Your guide will meet you at the entrance of your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort, from where you will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From there is it a 40-kilometre journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place while watching the sun's morning glow as the desert comes alive. Make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. As you approach the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, the result of aeons of weathering and continual upheaval, your guide will share the significance of this sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls as your guide explains how the environment and the geology have evolved over millions of years. Your guide will return you to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort at the end of the tour.

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Uluru: Guided Walking Tour at Sunrise with Light Breakfast

5. Uluru: Guided Walking Tour at Sunrise with Light Breakfast

Wake early for this tour of a lifetime! Enjoy a light breakfast and hot tea or coffee as you absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings. Board your coach for the drive to the sacred site of Kuniya Piti and be captivated as your driver shares the Tjukurpa.   Hike around the base of Uluru on the Mala Walk. See some of the sacred sites where Aboriginal communities live and prepare for their ceremonies. Some believe that as you walk through this area, you’ll be surrounded by the spirit of the Mala Tjukurpa – the hare-wallaby people. See the vision of a powerful waterfall in a desert at Kantju Gorge! Continue along the Lungkata Walk and hear the Tjukurpa story of a cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the Indigenous and European history of Uluru. End at Kuniya Piti, where you will get a certificate of your achievement.

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Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

6. Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your Driver Guide will explain the geological development of the area over the millennium. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, and enjoy a light breakfast. Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Later return to Ayers Rock Resort.

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Yulara: Uluru Sunrise Tour with Light Breakfast

7. Yulara: Uluru Sunrise Tour with Light Breakfast

The tour begins with pickup from select accommodations in Yulara, 1.5 hours before the sunrise, and heads to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, a viewing area near Uluru.  Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious light breakfast while you wait for the sun to creep over the horizon. When the sun rises, watch the landscape be transformed with color as the light touches the desert plains and shines on Uluru. At the end of a magical sunrise, be dropped off back at your accommodation. 

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Uluru: Sunrise Camel Safari and Freshly Baked Bread Damper

8. Uluru: Sunrise Camel Safari and Freshly Baked Bread Damper

When you arrive at the Uluru Camel Farm, briefly enjoy some spare time to take in the surroundings, meet the staff and see the camels for the first time. The staff will explain some key safety information about the camels. You will be introduced to your friendly camel by name - your buddy for the morning. The staff will instruct and demonstrate how to get on and off the camel. When it is your time to climb on, the camel experts will guide you through every step of the way. Once on your camel's back, you will be guided to the bush track for approximately 1 hour in the spectacular desert landscape. Your skilled cameleer guides will entertain and educate, telling you stories about the territory and the various flora and fauna around you. Learn many interesting camel facts from their history in Central Australia to their behaviors, personalities and biology. The guides will be able to answer any questions you have about your camel. Watch the marvelous, captivating sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Witness the color change, both in the sky and Uluru itself. There will be plenty of opportunities for photographs during the tour. You will then return to the farm to relax and enjoy a light Australian breakfast including the famous freshly baked beer bread with Australian jams, coffee or tea. You may then choose to purchase various items in the camel store including bush dukkah and other souvenirs and trinkets to commemorate your time at the camel farm.

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Explore the Amazing Kings Canyon: Walking Tour and Hike

9. Explore the Amazing Kings Canyon: Walking Tour and Hike

Your guide will escort you on the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon. The views of Watarrka National Park from the top of the canyon are magnificent as are the views down into the canyon itself. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to view the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend to the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The walk may take up to 3 hours and is rocky and steep places. It is for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide. Return to Kings Canyon Resort.

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What people are saying about Northern Territory

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 144 reviews

The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and had a great, friendly personality. He was punctual and throughout the tour was always considerate to our needs. We could have asked for a better experience.

It was lovely to be walking amongst the lights and in the desert at that time of the day. It was quiet and magical. Our tour guide was lovely.

Great view of the night sky and stars before sunrise. The Field of Lights itself is a spectacular sight to behold.

It was just amazing coming up over the hill and there was the field of lights. Absolutely % must see.

Very enjoyable experience, friendly staff and safe operation. Highly recommended.