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Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner provided by Emu Run Experience - Day Tours

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Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner

Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
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Tour snapshot
Stress-free trip to Ayers Rock (Uluru) from Alice Springs 
Duration:
18h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
52
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    18h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    52
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Navigating the vastness of Australia’s outback is a daunting task, even for the most experienced travelers. Eliminate the stress of car-hire and map-reading on a hassle-free trip to Ayers Rock (Uluru) and The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) from Alice Springs—an easy way for first-time visitors to see more desert sights in less time. Plus, unlike other conventional Ayers Rock tours, you’ll enjoy a sunset Aussie barbecue overlooking Uluru.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 31 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 4 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of map reading and navigation in the Australian outback 
  • All meals, including a barbecue dinner at sunset, are included
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included 
What to expect
Your tour begins with early morning pickup in Alice Springs, where you’ll board an air-conditioned coach destined for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. During the 6-hour journey, you’ll stop for a buffet breakfast, pass the MacDonnell Ranges mountains, and eat a boxed lunch on board as you approach Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. On arrival, admire The Olgas (Kata Tjuta), walk around Walpa Gorge, and learn about Aboriginal history at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Continue to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) to walk around the vivid-red monolith before watching the sunset at a lookout point. As night falls, you’ll enjoy a traditional Australian barbecue dinner before returning to Alice Spring via coach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 31 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 4 and 30 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of map reading and navigation in the Australian outback 
  • All meals, including a barbecue dinner at sunset, are included
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included 
What to expect
Your tour begins with early morning pickup in Alice Springs, where you’ll board an air-conditioned coach destined for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. During the 6-hour journey, you’ll stop for a buffet breakfast, pass the MacDonnell Ranges mountains, and eat a boxed lunch on board as you approach Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. On arrival, admire The Olgas (Kata Tjuta), walk around Walpa Gorge, and learn about Aboriginal history at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Continue to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) to walk around the vivid-red monolith before watching the sunset at a lookout point. As night falls, you’ll enjoy a traditional Australian barbecue dinner before returning to Alice Spring via coach.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced and accredited tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
  • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
  • Uluru Park entrance fee ($25pp)
  • Fruit & snacks throughout the day
  • Buffet breakfast (Alice Springs start only)
  • Freshly made packed lunch (Alice Springs start only)
  • Entry/Admission - Erldunda
  • Entry/Admission - Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Walpa Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Kata Tjuta - The Olgas
Exclusions
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
18h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please call to confirm pickup time prior to tour date. Kindly allow 15 mins for the bus to arrive.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and 1.5 liter water bottle
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
Inclusions
  • Experienced and accredited tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
  • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
  • Uluru Park entrance fee ($25pp)
  • Fruit & snacks throughout the day
  • Buffet breakfast (Alice Springs start only)
  • Freshly made packed lunch (Alice Springs start only)
  • Entry/Admission - Erldunda
  • Entry/Admission - Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Walpa Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Kata Tjuta - The Olgas
Exclusions
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please call to confirm pickup time prior to tour date. Kindly allow 15 mins for the bus to arrive.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
18h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and 1.5 liter water bottle
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Erldunda Roadhouse
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ayers Rock Resort Shopping Centre
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Walpa Gorge
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Kata Tjuta - The Olgas
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
196 reviews
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norrie p
Cardiff, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020
From start to finish this was an excellent day and tour Started at 0555hrs and returned to Alice Springs at 0130hrs the following day. yes it is long but it wa swell worth the trip I travlled with My cousin and we both said the same. Fiully briefed on route and both tour guides were absolutely magic You were well fed and watered at every opportunity even to the the extent ogf being given electrolite tablets First stop was breakfeast which was a lovely hot buffet just the perfect way to start the day each stop we refreshed our water and were given fruit or muesili bars to keep us going even lunch was nice chicken both guides Gav and Ed kept us fully intrigued with their knowledge along the way each stop for a walk was around 40 minutes and was not hazardous and just about right sunset and evening BBQ were superb Although a toilet onboard there was regular stops It was a great day and thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone in the area Well done EMU RUN thank you for a memorable day i will never forget .
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Norrie p! Thank you for the detailed review. This will be very helpful for our future passengers who are planning their next adventure with us. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers
Written March 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve K
Washington DC, DC59 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Almost all tours to Uluru (Ayers Rock) require a desert sleepover of one or two nights. This tour by the classy local tour company Emu Run is precisely planned and well-executed by two knowledgeable driver-guides. They manage in one very long day to provide out of Alice Springs a complete scenic and historic experience. Our group's food included a small buffet breakfast, a packaged sandwich lunch, and a BBQ of steak and numerous salads, with wine, while watching sunset on the rock. The trip included two 30-minute informative hikes on different sides of Uluru. In my opinion, this long day is packed with experiences, information and insights, and scenic wonder and is an efficient and meaningful way in one day to visit a unique region, Central Australia. Because Alice Springs is distant from the principal East Coast attractions of Australia, getting there requires a special effort. Come, and I'm pretty certain you'll leave with indelible memories, an understanding of local and Aboriginal history and culture, and remarkable photographs.
Written January 28, 2020
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Hi Steve! Thank you so much for your detailed review that could help our future travelers. We are cooking new tours starting in April and it will be great to see you again in one of those 😊 Cheers!
Written February 3, 2020
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Wendy291
Leicester, UK31 contributions
Jan 2020
What an incredible tour.
It's a long day, dont let this put you off though as the sights you see and the places you travel to (describe in the Itinery) are amazing.

A great big thank you to Gav and Eddie for looking after so well. You kept us fed,watered and entertained.

Eddie, you brought your stories about the locations and the Indeginous people to life with heart felt passion. Thank you so much.

Watching the Sunset at Uluru and enjoying a lovely BBQ with Champagne is an amazing experience.
Written June 3, 2020
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Hello Wendy291! Thanks for the review. The views are indeed truly amazing. I Will let Gav and Eddie know that you had a great time with them. Stay safe. Cheers!
Written August 18, 2020
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lea
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
It was fantastic! You get collected from your hotel, breakfast, lunch, guided tours, sunset dinner and various stops along the way. Reece and Bridget were fantastic guides. It was above and beyond my expectations, highly recommended.
Written June 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello W3680KPleannew! Thanks for the review, and we are pleased to hear that your trip exceeded your expectations. See you again soon!
Written August 13, 2021
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Robyn R
Perth, Australia149 contributions
May 2021
This was an amazing trip, well worth the early start. The breakfast at Erldunda was
excellent and the lunch of a prepared wrap was adequate (it would have been nice to include a juice box). We found the stops at KataTjuta and Uluru enhanced by the young guides stories of the Dreamtime. The BBQ sunset dinner was amazing with plenty of excellent food washed down with champagne or wine as we watched the colours change on the rock. We were kept on a pretty tight schedule and no one was late returning to the bus so we thought Tony could have given us a few more minutes at the end seeing we then reached Alice 30 minutes early.
Written May 17, 2021
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Hi Robyn, thanks for leaving a 5-star review. The stories behind each stop truly add magic to the view and we are glad you enjoyed it. See you again soon! Cheers
Written July 6, 2021
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Sarah J
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Both guides were amazing on this tour. The right mix of friendly & really knowledgeable. I really appreciated the stories on the bus out to Uluru. I had heard sanitized versions on another bus going into Alice, so it was great to hear less “edited” versions with the Emu guides. The information at Uluru about the Anangu was presented well, with real attempts to make people get a better understanding of culture. The food was all great, & there were lovely little touches (like wet cold towels) along the way which made it extra great. Highly recommend!
Written February 11, 2020
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Hi R9813WTsarahj, thank you for the review. We have new tours coming next season and it would be great to see you again! Thanks for the recommendation!
Written February 23, 2020
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Maurice P
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
At the age of 62 I am saddened to say this was my first visit to the red centre. This company are really the consummate professional’s if this tour was anything to go by.
Picked up from our motel by Clyde in a luxurious coach with the best seating ever.
Onto the breakfast buffet style at Erldunda then to Uluṟu.
Brittany took over the tour duties from here and she knows all you needed to know for the rest of the day.
The sunset BBQ with bubbly or red wine was a fantastic way to end the day.
Well done to Clyde and Brittany for making my wife’s birthday such a memorable experience.
I can’t recommend this trip for anyone thinking about highly enough. I know you will always find 1 whinger when it comes to reviews but just keep swiping past.
Written October 19, 2021
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Maree C
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Was a really great day out! At first, I was a bit unsure about sitting on a bus for 10 hours for the return journey from Alice Springs, but it was actually very enjoyable. The drive to Uluru was broken up with breakfast and stops and great commentary and there was plenty to see. The Olgas were absolutely incredible and Uluru was beautiful. The only small criticism I would have is that our time at Uluru felt a bit rushed. We were in and out again - no time to really wander and just take it all in with some time to yourself. The bbq dinner was good too! The drive home felt longer than the drive out but you can always nap or have some movies downloaded onto your phone. I noticed that there were USB outlets next to the seat buckles too. I am very glad I decided to book and be able to tick this bucket list item off while staying in AS for work! 🙌
Written June 26, 2021
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Hi Mtcarr, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is indeed a long drive but definitely worth it and we are glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 13, 2021
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Lyzzee1977
Sydney, Australia127 contributions
This tour was very popular with my family of two adults, a 13 year old and an 8 year old as it started after dawn!! The bus was clean and the guide was informative and fun.
I would have liked more time at Kata Tjuta but that was my fault as the web site provided the correct information. The guided walks around Uluru were informative and enjoyable. The visitors centre was interesting.
The bbq was lovely, plenty of food and drink, no one was hungry or thirsty. It goes without saying that the view was truly magical!
This tour is perfect for mobile children and adults, I would go it again but be aware that there is not a lot of Kata Tjuta which really is a hidden gem.
Written January 4, 2020
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Hi Lyzzee1977! Thanks for the review. Glad you were able to experience the magic of Uluru. We actually have new tours next season and it includes a whole afternoon tour to Kata Tjuta. You may check our website for more details about it. We hope to see you guys again on this tour. Cheers!
Written January 15, 2020
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jimatelle
Phuket, Thailand22 contributions
May 2022
We took the One Day Uluru Tour from Alice Springs (UDT). Great experience. A must do for those who do not want to drive the 1000 km round trip themselves. We were picked up at 5.45am, transferred to a big comfortable coach, given morning tea at 10 am, and reached Uluru in time for lunch at 12 noon. Then taken round The Rock and The Olgas with a knowledgeable guide all afternoon. The BBQ at sunset in front of Uluru was tasty, filling and all round great. (All meals were included). Well worth the money. We would highly recommend this tour.
Written May 12, 2022
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Beautiful and educational day in a fascinating area.
A great day in which we saw a lot with a very knowledgable driver/guide. There’s a lot to see so if you’re in Alic
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Informative spectacular adventure
Bluey was our guide for the day, a wealth of knowledge with a great sense of humour. We visited Hermannsburg (who d
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Furious
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Excellent introduction to the West MacDonalds if you don’t have your own car
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Great spots and vistas
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Great Views and Busdriver/Tourguide
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Great, will definitely travel with Emu Run again.
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swhealey
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This is the second time we have done this day tour. A great day trip suitable for all ages.
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Disappointing
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Amazing plants and scenery
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No refund available
I booked a transfer from Alice Springs to Desert Park ,unfortunately I had to cancel as tested COVID positive ,howe
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Great Experience.
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Great experience pity about the light breakfast
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