Uluru and Kata Tjuta VIP Tour from Alice Springs
Enjoy the World-Heritage listed and Australia’s spiritual centre – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on an intimate, luxury tour with Outback Elite Tours (maximum 4 passengers). There is nothing for you to do but to sit back and savour this amazing experience with our experienced and knowledgeable guides whilst you travel in ultimate style and comfort in a luxury 4WD and enjoy our first class cuisine and personal touches that set this tour apart.
We leave Alice Springs at 5.30am and return at approximately at midnight, or if you would prefer to be dropped off at Ayers Rock Resort we are able to accommodate that too. It will be a long day but definitely worth it, one you will never forget. Our tour incorporates walking tracks at Uluru and Kata Tjuta, revealing their natural beauty and the rich culture of this region. You will leave with a better understanding of the importance of this ancient landscape to the Anangu, the traditional custodians of Uluru, and about Tjukurpa, the relationship between people, plants, animals and the land which is the foundation of the Anangu culture.
Highlights on Tour
Located on the privately-owned cattle station of Curtin Springs Station, Mt Conner is a distinctive flat topped, horse-shoe shaped inselberg often mistaken for Uluru. Whilst enjoying the scenic views of Mt Conner a continental breakfast/morning tea of home-made buns, fresh fruit, yoghurt, teas, juices, biscuits and Italian-style brewed coffee will be served.
Meaning ‘many heads’ Kata Tjuta forms an integral focus for many Pitjantjatjara spiritual stories and is a sacred site for Anangu men. On our drive to Kata Tjuta we will stop so that you can enjoy panoramic views of the 36 steep-sided domes, believed to about 500 million years old, and take in the ever-changing landscape.
Our first guided walk for the day with take approximately one hour and take you through an amazing landscape of rare desert plants and animals. We will walk within the sheer walls of the gorge, along a rocky track, that leads to a grove of spearwood trees. Walpa means windy, and hopefully you will feel these refreshing winds on your walk through the gorge.
Cultural Centre Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
To enhance your journey and understanding of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park we will stop at the Cultural Centre. It is the perfect place to hear Anangu stories, learn about Anangu art and meet some local artists. There will also be an opportunity to discover local plants and animals as well as purchase local artworks and souvenirs from traditional owners at Ininti.
Home of Wanampi – an ancestral water snake, the short walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole is spectacular both during the warmer months and after rain. Discover the stories of Kuniya and Liru (the woma python woman and poisonous snake man who helped create Uluru) and see first-hand the art caves that were used thousands of years ago and are still used by Anangu today. After your walk, relax and enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by your guide under the shade of a desert oak.
Kuniya Piti is an Uluru sacred site and here our guide will share the Tjukurpa stories of the Mala Men. Our walk will follow the snake-like grooves at the base of the rock, left from Kuniya’s journey to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Along the way you will encounter bloodwoods, native grasses, waterways and soaks.
With a glass of wine in your hand and a substantial banquet of European cheeses, gourmet crackers, delicious cured meats and much more, sit back and enjoy the changing colours on Uluru as the sunsets and take in the cultural atmosphere of this ancient landscape.
Overnight and Return to Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Resort.
Depending on where and what time you will have to be the next day, you can decide to stay overnight at Ayers Rock Resort (accommodation not included) or Curtin Springs Station (accommodation not included).
If you have a morning flight from Alice Springs the next day, we do recommend to spend the night in Curtin Springs. We will leave very early to be at Alice Springs airport on time.
If you have a flight from Ayers Rock Airport than we will drop you off at your accommodation after the sunset at Ayers Rock Resort. Here you will have a shuttle bus, provided by the resort, to the airport the next day.
- Experienced and accredited guides
- Luxury air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Snacks, fruit and complimentary water throughout the day
- Continental breakfast/morning tea
- Freshly made gourmet lunch
- Sunset canapes including wine
- Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop-off in Alice Springs
- Complimentary accommodation/airport drop-off at Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs
- Entrance fees to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
What to Bring:
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Sunscreen, hat and comfortable clothing
- Jacket in cooler months