Erldunda Desert Oaks Resort is now offering a tour to iconic destinations such as Kata Tjuta and Uluru making it the perfect gateway to the Red Centre. We have packaged this experience into a one day bus tour, which starts and ends at Erldunda Desert Oaks Resort.
Children: $179 (ages 2 – 15 years)
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
April to October, the tours run every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
November to March, the tours run every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Departure time from Erldunda Desert Oaks Resort is at 8:30am and return to site at 10:00pm.
We travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge. Embrace the domes of Kata-Tjuta on your first walk of the day, while taking in the views of the open plains on the return walk.
Aboriginal Cultural Centre
We then visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy some souvenirs. The Cultural Centre was built with 90,000 mud bricks with the help of the local Anangu people. It is built on a sacred site and has very special meaning to the local Anangu people.
Uluru – Mala Walk
We then head to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), which is next to the entrance to the Uluru climb. From here one of the two guides will take you on a guided Mala Walk. The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where there are many fine examples of Anangu rock art, and you can experience the wonder of the sheer vertical walls. The guide will tell dreamtime stories of the Anangu People.
Uluru – Mutitjulu Waterhole
We drive from the front of Uluru around to the Kuniya car park, which is at the back of Uluru. From here we start our second Uluru guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. The guide will take you along a short track to the Mutitjulu Waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. The guide will share stories of local traditions and explain how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by Anangu still alive today.
The Sunset BBQ
The scene has been set, the highlight of the day, the breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly and a delicious Aussie BBQ. A spectacular day never to be forgotten. After sunset we set off to Erldunda.
For those of you that are a little weary after all that there’s plenty of accommodation options. We have powered caravan options, camping space to pitch and tent and for those who didn’t bring their own bed we have a range of comfortable, affordable and air-conditioned motel rooms.