What is the Best Uluru Tour for me?

What is the Best Uluru Tour for me?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/17/2020

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With a range of tours on offer to visit Uluru and the Red Centre, it can be difficult choosing the right one for you. Read on for all the information you need to help you decide.

  • Day Tours

    If you are staying in Alice Springs and want to experience the magic of Uluru in one day, you have one option – the 1 Day Uluru Tour from Alice Springs. This is a full day tour that will take you from Alice Springs to explore all the best parts of Uluru and the surrounding desert including the Kata-Tjuta Cultural Centre, Mititjulu Waterhole and Walpa Gorge. You’ll get to enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and experience the magic of Uluru at sunset with a glass of bubbly before jumping back on the bus to Alice Springs.

    If you are staying in Uluru, we have two day tour options for you, it just depends whether you are a morning person or night owl. The sunrise option will have you up early to head to a lookout and witness the amazing change of colours as the sun comes up over the horizon. After a coffee you then head to Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas) to enjoy a light walk through Walpa Gorge. You’ll be back at your accommodation before 11:00am.

    If waking before the sun comes up doesn’t sound like a holiday to you, then the Uluru Sunset and Sacred Sites Tour is your best option. The tour starts at a much more reasonable time of 2:30pm for a base walk at Uluru and a stop at the Cultural Centre before making your way to the sunset lookout point. Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you watch the magical sunset over this iconic monolith.

    Of course, you can combine the sunset and sunrise tours to experience Uluru at both these.

  • Multi-day tours

    Both our multi-day tours include swag camping, meals and take in the best sites of the Red Centre including Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta. Our 3-day and 4-day Uluru tours offer a very similar itinerary, so the main thing to ask yourself when choosing which your tour is whether you want to start in Alice Springs or Uluru?

    The 4 Day tour starts directly from Uluru and while you will spend an extra night swag camping with us, the tour isn’t actually much longer than the 3 day one, since it starts late on day one and finishes early on day four. We plan this tour around the flights arriving into Yulara/Ayers Rock Airport, so we can pick you up direct from your flight around 1pm on day one and get you back for a flight on the last morning. The advantage of this tour is you won’t need the extra two nights accommodation in Alice Springs at the start and end of the tour, and you won’t spend as much time driving.

    Not all cities have direct flights to Uluru, so you might need to depart from Alice Springs, in which case the three-day tour is for you. While you miss one extra night camping under the stars, you will get to enjoy the journey from Alice Springs to Uluru on day one to admire the MacDonnell ranges and enjoy a camel ride included in the tour price.

    Whichever option you choose, you’ll be sure to have an amazing experience in the Red Centre.

Related article: How much does it cost to go to Uluru?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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