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Uluru: Aboriginal Art & Culture Experience

Activity provider: AAT Kings

Uluru: Aboriginal Art & Culture Experience

Activity provider: AAT Kings
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From US$ 183.46 per person

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Take a walk at Uluru with an Aboriginal guide and interpreter as they share traditional stories, show you sacred sights and interpret rock art. Experience the oldest culture on earth and get hands on creating your very own dot painting to take home.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please note, departure and return times vary throughout the year due to different sunrise times, as such the tour time on your voucher may not be accurate. Depending on your pick up location this tour departs from 8.30am (Apr-Oct) and from 7.30am (Nov-Mar) Please contact AAT Kings Reservations Team on 1300 228 546/ +61 2 9028 0880 to reconfirm your tour 24-48 hours prior to departure and to check your exact pick-up time to avoid missing your tour. Please be at your pickup location 10 minutes prior to your reconfirmed pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover sacred sights at Uluru with an Aboriginal Guide
  • Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art
  • Get hands-on and create your own dot painting masterpiece to take home
  • Touch and feel traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering tools
Full description
First, get collected from your accommodation in an air-conditioned luxury coach and head into Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. When you arrive, meet your Aboriginal Guide and interpreter from the local Mutitjulu community.  Next, get up close to Uluru with your Anangu guide who will be telling you the stories of this unique landscape and explain the connection between the art, the culture and the connection to the land. Then, head over to the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Listen to how traditional hunting and gathering tools were made and what they were used for. Even join a bowl carrying or spear-throwing session to test your skills and balance! Follow this with a hands-on painting session. Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art depicting the Creation time (Tjukurpa) stories. Bring a personal connection to the experience and paint using the knowledge you've gained during the morning with your guide. Take your painting home as a memento of your experience.  Finally, return back to your hotel where your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Aboriginal guide and interpreter
  • All equipment including paint and canvas to create your own dot painting
  • Fresh filtered water to fill your own water container
  • Transport in a comfortable in air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi and charging ports in the vehicle
  • National Park entry fee
  • Food and drinks other than water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour concludes at 1 PM (April - October) and 12 PM (November - March); keep in mind airport transfers from Ayers Rock Resort to Ayers Rock airport depart 2 hours prior to flights
  • You will need a National Park ticket; available for purchase at the beginning of the tour for $25 per adult and $12.50 per child; cash only
  • This tour operates with a maximum 16 people
  • Hat and sunscreen recommended
  •  Comfortable shoes and loose clothes recommended
  • Umbrella or raincoat recommended on wet days
  •  Please bring a refillable water bottle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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May 4, 2022

The trip was a rip off! It only covered only one aboriginal rock art cave in the Mala walk plus the Mutitjulu Waterhole nearby. The entire walk could have been done in 30 minutes but the unnecessary translation time prolonged it, making us wait under the heat, with lots of flies. Why not just find one who can speak English? Then they took us to the cultural centre, where visitors could go via by bus, and a dot-painting workshop, which was free at the resort. The walk started late at 8:45 and we were told us the aboriginal guide does not work early; the upshot for a “late” morning walk was that we had to do it under the desert heat. Unfriendly Attitude: at one point the aboriginal guide and her English translator looked really annoyed when they suspected someone trying to make a video but in fact no one did. Poor time management: The guides made us wait for two women to finish their paintings and their shopping—35 minutes! The air-conditioning in the van is poor.

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November 10, 2022

Product ID: 366130