Duration: Two 5 hour tours (same day or split over two days)
Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.
Interests: Birds, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Reptiles & Amphibians.
Some landscapes and moments stay with travellers for a lifetime. This tour is bound to deliver this, combining an afternoon and sunset tour of the iconic Uluru with a Kata Tjuta morning tour including sunrise. Led by expert guides, guests will be provided with an in-depth look at the culture, geology and environment that is Uluru, whilst exploring the base of this staggering monolith. Highlights include meandering around the Mutitjulu Waterhole, undertaking the Mala Walk and visiting sacred rock art sites to learn of Uluru’s significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people.
The waterholes are the perfect backdrop to spot desert birdlife such as Zebra finches and even the Tawny Frogmouth, a guide favourite. Sunrise at Kata Tjuta begins with sweeping views of the 36 domes, as the sun rises followed by a delicious picnic breakfast. In the cool of the morning, there are opportunities to spot Red Kangaroos and Wallaroos during a walk through Walpa Gorge, where guests will learn how this rocky environment has evolved over millions of years.
About SEIT Outback Australia: This award winning small group tour company is based in the Red Centre of Australia, offering visitors unique, educational and immersive experiences in and around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Kathy and Brett Graham commenced the business in 2009, to realise their vision of sharing their passion for the environment, wildlife and culture of this spiritually and environmentally significant desert region, borne out of a combined 20 years' experience touring in the centre.
This tour traverses through desert landscapes to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From this point it is only a matter of minutes before the vista of Uluru rises from the sand dunes to demonstrate its enormity and presence across a wonderous continent. The first stop is a photographic opportunity of this amazing icon before setting off for the journey to see this remarkable landmark up close.
At this point, guests will join their guide along the Mala Walk at the base of Uluru to the impressive Kantju Gorge, where a riveting insight will be given into life of the Mala People and the importance of ceremonies. A keen eye may spot reptiles such as the Thorny Devil, Sand Goanna and numerous skinks including the Blue-tongue Lizard. Further around the base of Uluru on the Kuniya Walk, the Mutitjulu Waterhole will be reached, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru.
Here you will learn of the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (woma python). The waterhole is the perfect backdrop to spot local birdlife including Zebra Finches, Singing Honeyeaters, Yellow-throated Miners, Masked-woodswallows, Australian Ringneck Parrots, Splendid Fairy-wrens and occasionally Budgerigars, Crimson Chats and Painted Finches or burrowing frogs after rain. The group will then adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area where you will observe an uninterrupted view of Uluru with Kata Tjuta in the background. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sunset from a different perspective away from the crowds. Your guide will then return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.
After an early morning pickup, guests will travel 40 kilometres towards the mighty rock formation of Kata Tjuta, to experience the best vantage point for the 36 domes that comprise this most spiritual place. Once the magical sight of the sun’s morning glow upon the desert is taken in, the group will make their way to the western side of Kata Tjuta, for the opportunity to relax and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast.
Upon approaching the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, the result of eons of weathering and continual upheaval, the expert guide will share the significance of the men’s sacred ceremonial site. Insights will also be given into the formation of the mighty conglomerate rock walls and how they have evolved over millions of years. This rocky terrain is home to many desert reptiles, insects and birds including Nankeen Kestrels and Whistling Kites that may be nesting in the rock crevices high above.
Shared Tour Pricing: $323 per adult (including touring, outback picnic breakfast at sunrise, morning tea, light refreshments including sparkling wine at sunset)
Group Size: Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 11 guests
Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Ayers Rock Resort
Pick-up and Drop-off Time: Subject to time of year (confirmed at time of booking)
Languages: iPods are available in a variety of languages to assist with understanding of the Indigenous cultural stories of Uluru, European history of the region with the flora and fauna. Languages include Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Russian & Italian.
Private Touring: Available on Request at additional cost. Please contact us directly with your group size & interests. Fully guided French, Spanish, Italian and German private touring throughout the Red Centre is available on request.
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The SEIT All package is available to be booked online via the button below. Once you book the SEIT Uluru tour, you will then have the option to add the SEIT Kata Tjuta tour in your shopping cart. If you have any queries or would like to book a private tour, please contact our friendly team via our enquiry form - there are some essential details to help us provide the best options for you. We will be in touch via your preferred contact method.
"We did two tours (Uluru and Kata Tjuta) with SEIT Outback Australia and the guide, Rick, was exceptional. I have rarely met someone with such knowledge, conviction and passion for what they do; with a deep understanding and love of the outback." - Howard, UK
"A wonderful small group experience with informative, friendly and passionate guides. It was great to discover so many stories and legends connected to Uluru as well as the wildlife, gorges, caves and sacred places- its so much more than just a rock! The colours and textures are amazing...Highly recommended." - Barb, Australia
"The early morning start is well worth the effort. Getting up before sunrise and walking around the enormous ‘rock’ is so exhilarating. Bruce and Dylan, our guides, made the morning walk memorable with excellent stories and information. Their sense of humour made the walk hugely enjoyable. Don’t miss the best way to experience the magic of Uluru." - Val, UK
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