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Rock Base Tour

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8089381120
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed claypans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological... more » Owner description: Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed claypans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park. The Base Walk is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've done a few camping trips to Uluru with different companies over the years... The Rock Tour is by far the worst! The buses are in poor condition, the guides not trained properly (unsafe and info often fabricated to hide inexperience), tour has a strong drinking focus and no where near enough food (everyone's always hungry) The other 3 day... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The last trip we did since we are leaving oz I. 2 weeks to fly home after a year here. Absolutely amazing. Very informative, cultural, and experience you can it miss if you are fortunate enough to have the cash!! We had the best tour guide. His name was killian. Honestly don't listen to anyone who winges about it.. (... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

When first booking the trip I didn't expect too much other than going to Uluru and obviously seeing a big red rock. Oh how wrong I was, out your guide (Andrew) was the sickest tour guide ever! The guy knows all his facts and has learnt all the tricks of the outback, and not a bad cook either! If your... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I can't say enough good things not just about the actual tour but also about the company. When researching which company to go through, I bothered the staff a lot of times ringing them up, asking questions, getting quotes, getting them to email me stuff and they were always so happy and helpful over email and phone. Then when I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I booked the wrong day, got an email from staff to verify and they changed my booking to the right day. I was with a friend, they went out of their way to change bookings to be on the same bus. I booked through a company not realizing another company had a $40 discount. When I asked about this in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The base walk around Ayers Rock was something really worth the effort. While a reasonable level of fitness is needed, only the distance should be any worry for the average walker. The paths are good and well signed to tell of any prominent features and some of the stories attached to those features. Bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Also... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Rock Tour is an unsafe company to travel with. I used to be a tour guide there and needed to leave due to the unsafe conditions the company expects people to work under. Lately they have been in NT NEWS (search their Facebook page) for crashing/rolling over a bus in March and unfortunately yesterday a passenger died on their... More

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Biel, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We chose to do the rock tour as it was the cheapest option and everything was included. It is advertised as a backpackers tour so we did not know what to expect. The first stop was Kings Canyon which is about a 4 hour bus ride away, unfortunately the buses are really old so there was no air conditioning and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

So since there is only a couple of tours provided at Alice Springs, I decided to take "The rock tour". Unfortunately I regret this choice and would rather have rented a van myself for this amount of money. The tour was not worth the money (which if I recall it right was 355$)! three days of driving around to kings... More

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San Francisco
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I did the 3 day 2 night "The Rock Tour". My group consisted of 21 people. I'm in my mid 30's and everyone else in the group were in their 20's. It didn't matter as I'm young at heart. This is a budget minded backpackers tour. If you want luxury, then this tour is not for you. The visit's to... More

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