Days
2
Price from
€275EUR
Map of Overnight Uluru Trip (camping) including Australia

Explore Kata Tjuta and Uluru (Ayers Rock) on this overnight camping trip

Running short on time but longing to see two of the Red Centre's star attractions? Worry not. This trip, designed for those with only a few days to spare, includes time spent at both Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Explore the wide valleys and winding chasms of Kata Tjuta/The Olgas on foot during a guided hike, then admire an Uluru sunset, glass of bubbles-in-hand, before sitting down to a starlit spread of delicious local produce – our 1,000 Star Dinner. Get a gauge of the world's largest rock up close on a morning walk around its base, learn of the traditional stories associated with it from a local indigenous guide, and admire Aboriginal arts and crafts on display in the Uluru Cultural Centre. This overnight adventure packs in stacks.


Start
Yulara, Australia
Finish
Yulara, Australia
Destinations
Northern Territory, Uluru, Outback
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer, Short Breaks
Code
PAYB2
Physical rating
Traveller’s rating
2 reviews
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24

Why you'll love this trip

  • Join an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide on a walk to the Mutijulu waterhole at Uluru, an experience exclusive to Intrepid Travel

  • The ancient formations of Kata Tjuta and the monumental Uluru are synonymous with the quintessential Australian landscape

  • Dine on local food and wine under the stars and camp on the vast red earth of the outback, well away from civilisation

  • Guided walks at Kata Tjuta and around Uluru provide insight into the history and spirituality of the First Peoples of Australia

Is this trip right for you?

  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot so it’s important to bring the necessary sun protection, such as sunscreen, sun hat and extra layers, and to drink plenty of water. In the evenings it can get cold, so bring base layers and warm clothing.

  • Camping may not appeal to everyone, although a proper bed, linen and electricity are provided.

Itinerary

The small town of Yulara came to be when Commonwealth authorities finally decided establishing motels at the base of Uluru – a sacred indigenous site – wasn’t the coolest thing to do. A plot of land midway between the rock and Kata Tjuta was staked out, a town built, and Yulara’s permanent population of 887 now caters to approximately 300,000 visitors each year. Today you’ll be one of them, as this is where this trip kicks off. Driving first to Kata Tjuta, you’ll have the option of heading out to explore the site’s 36 domes and learn about its ecological and geological significance from your guide along the way; so it’s definitely a walk worth doing if you’re up to it. As the evening sets in, settle down with a glass of bubbles for one mesmerising display of colour, light and shadow during an Uluru sunset. Afterwards, we’ll wine and dine you by star and candlelight during a ‘1,000 Star Dinner’

Accommodation
  • Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • 1000 Star Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
An early start today is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh, enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru. After your stroll, we walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. You will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts for you to browse. Perhaps purchase some art and craft of the First Peoples of Australia at the Uluru Cultural Centre before ending your tour at the Ayers Rock Resort. If your flight departs before 12:30 pm, you may require a private transfer to the airport and you may have limited or no time to explore the Cultural Centre.

Notes: A compulsory $35 transfer fee will apply. If the levy isn’t paid in advance then you’ll have to make payment directly to your leader. Please ask the reservations team for more details.
Included Activities
  • Maruku Arts cultural experience
  • Uluru Base Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
The Anangu people have dissuaded visitors from climbing Uluru for decades; as traditional owners of the land they feel a deep responsibility for everyone who travels to the area. In 1998 we were among the first tour operators to stop climbing Uluru.
The Intrepid Group are proud to be involved with local communities in Uluru and to have an ongoing commitment to providing employment for the Anangu people. You show respect when you choose not to climb Uluru, but walk with Anangu throughout the area and share their stories instead.

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Transport

All terrain vehicle

Accommodation

Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included activities

  • Uluru sunset drinks
  • 1000 Star Dinner
  • Maruku Arts cultural experience
  • Uluru Base Walk

Reviews

Our Overnight Uluru Trip (camping) trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

Overnight Uluru Trip (camping), February 2017

Kate Brady

Overnight Uluru Trip (camping), February 2017

Melina Dimitrakakis

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Important notes

1. Tour commences in Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) on day 1 from 1:00pm and finishes in Yulara at approximately 12pm on day two, outbound flights should be booked after 12:30pm. Flights departing before this time will require a transfer fee.
2. Please note pick up times from Ayers Rock Resort do vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes.

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