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AAT Kings
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$527.16*
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3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice...
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Yulara
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Owner description: Want to escape, indulge, relax or explore while all the driving is done for you? On an AAT Kings Day Tour of Melbourne our friendly and engaging Driver Guides will bring each destination to life. AAT Kings Uluru Day Tours offers a range of half and full day tours that cover Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon plus a variety of Red Centre Connections.
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did the Uluru sunrise and cultural experience tour which we booked directly with ATT who do most of the tours for the Ayers Rock Resort hotels, 05:45 pick up from the hotel. You need to pay an extra $25 (= £14, at today's exchange rate of 1.8) each on the day for your National Park entry tickets but you can buy them as you board the coach.

The hotel offered a breakfast box for morning departures which I personally felt were massively over priced ($26 = £14 at today's exchange rate of 1.8) for a tiny croissant, a muffin, a small juice box, a bottle of water, a breakfast bar, chopped fruit, and they said fresh fruit, but we just got a box of raisins).

Our driver (John) was fantastic. Really informative, helpful and fun. As it was early, he didn't blast us with information, just a brief intro to the trip and some light local music to ease us in to the day. The viewing platform was about 20 mins drive from the resort, but as you approach you get the most incredible silhouetted view of Uluru.

On arrival at the viewing platform you get a free tea and coffee. Then there is a short walk in the dark up to the platform. It was winter, but it was cold! Some people had blankets with them, which was a great idea. It's quite a big area, so lots of places to stand and watch the actual sun rise and how the colours change on beautiful Uluru.

You get about 20 mins after official sunrise before you get back on your coach and there is then a short drive round to the climb point. They do allow you to climb if the weather conditions are safe, but you are encouraged not to. One of our party did want to try, but it was closed. Upon arrival I think he was quite relieved as it is seriously steep! You get a 10 min or so stop here.

Then another short drive round to a different side of the rock, with some stories about the Aboriginal people and their traditions. Then a short walking tour around part of the base of the rock - this lasts just over an hour. You see a watering hole, cave paintings, hear more stories about the history and geology of the rock and can obviously get some stunning photos.

Next stop was the cultural centre, where unfortunately you are unable to take any photos, due to the agreement between the Government and the Aboriginal people. But there was lots of information, a nice little cafe and gift shop. We even saw some young Aboriginal women painting some traditional pieces on to canvas.

There are a couple of outdoor toilets stops on the trip and the coach has a toilet too. The coach is fully air conditioned/heated and comes with free wifi.

We returned to the hotel around 11am, so all in all were out for around 5 hours.

We loved this trip and would doit again in a heartbeat. It was really good value too @£65 each.

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AAT K, AAT Kings Marketing at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2015

Hi sunnynats,

Thank you for your review. We're glad you had such a memorable time with us!

Kind regards,
AAT Kings

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Iteniary covers pretty much everything: kings creek station (breakfast provided), Rim walk, curtin spring. It is quite expensive, same as everything in the red centre. 7 hour drive in total and 3 hr Rim walk. I don't find the guide very good/ attention to details at this kind of price level. or she couldn't at the group size 40ppl in the tour. I would advise to organize your own transport if you can. if not, then this tour is a must.

Thank ForeverGypsy
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Raymond A, AAT Kings Marketing at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2014

Hello ForeverGypsy,

Thank you for reviewing your tour with us.

We agree that the Red Centre is an expensive place. This is due to the isolation of the region and the cost of getting around, as well as other goods and services.

It's sad to hear that your guide didn't meet your expectations. Our previous guests have enjoyed their commentary and knowledge. Our guests are given the best comfort on our new coaches, as well as knowing our talented and knowledgeable drivers know the area extremely well, so getting place to place is easy and convenient.

We appreciate that coach touring isn't for everyone & that the adventurous at heart might enjoy the challenge of self-guided holidays instead.

Thank you again for your comments & we hope that you enjoyed your time at the Red Centre.

Regards,
Raymond

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

I did the Uluru Sunrise tour, which also included a partial base walk. The guide - Ryan - was informative, knowledgable and a good communicator with a sense of humour. The tour went from 6am (hotel pick-up) to 12noon and was well paced with no one feeling rushed. In the afternoon I did the tour to Kata Tjuta, which concluded with seeing the sun set over Uluru. This time the guide was Marita, equally a hive of information and a pleasure to listen to and talk with. AAT really deserves to be complimented on the quality of their guides as they really make the trips. The sun set tour included wine/beer - a perfect way to round off a perfect day - and the opportunity to purchase traditional 'dot painting' art work direct from the artist.

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Raymond A, AAT Kings Marketing at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2014

Hello Helen W,

Thank you for sharing your experience travelling with us.

It's great to hear that our team's knowledge, professionalism & humour made your tours with us so enjoyable.

Combining the stunning scenery, the interesting stories and the drinks and snacks certainly makes for a fantastic trip!

Thanks again for your review & we hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Raymond

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're unsure of which trip to do, this one or Sounds of Silence - do this one! We did both but preferred this one. I am gluten free and Nick made sure I was aware of the options I had and that I got the gluten free dessert. This didn't happen at Sounds of Silence. Both had star talkers and both were good but again we preferred the AAT Kings one. We also preferred the steak to the buffet option of Sounds of Silence.
We also did Kings Canyon with AAT Kings. It was a very long day but Alex and Kylie were excellent and made sure we had plenty of time to fit everything in and stuck to the schedule.
Thanks to everyone!

Thank Caroline D
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Raymond A, AAT Kings Marketing at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2014

Hi Caroline D,

Thank you for your feedback. We're chuffed to hear that you preferred our Uluru Sunset Barbecue and that your dietary needs were met. Both tours have their upsides, but we like to keep ours simple and fun, with plenty of food & drink for all.

The star gazing afterwards is a lovely way to end a good feed with Uluru in the distance.

We're also happy to hear that you were able to do everything on the list while you were at Kings Canyon. The Rim Walk can be a bit tiring, but is well worth it!

Thanks again for your review & we hope to see you again soon.

Safe travels,
Raymond

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Did a few of the tours at Uluru including sunrise with sacred walk which was very well done and Valerie our aboriginal guide and interpreter John were very entertaining. Also did the olgas and uluru sunset with BBQ which was great and wine was very good and plenty of it. Lastly we went to kings canyon which we also used as a transfer to Alice springs. Only downside is feeling a bit rushed at times. Would have loved to do the rim walk at kings but we didn't feel comfortable attempting it in the time allocated.

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Raymond A, AAT Kings Marketing at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2014

Hello Davbar24,

Thank you for reviewing us. We're appreciative of our guests sharing their holiday experience with us.

We're happy to hear that the Red Centre provided you with plenty of great moments, such as the Uluru sunset & barbecue. Good to know that there was sufficient good & wine!

It's a shame you weren't able to do the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon. It's truly a beautiful sight. The walk does require a bit more effort than the Base Walk, but our patient and talented road crew would never leave a guest behind. Unfortunately due to the distance from the main town, we do have to run our tours to a tight schedule, but we take into consideration our guest's physical abilities to allow time for them to do the walk.

Thanks again for your review. We hope to welcome you back on board again soon!

Regards,
Raymond

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