Desert Awakenings Tour
Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars. Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. In the company of your expert guide, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region.
Watch the distant domes of Kata Tjuta come into view and enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and homemade damper with golden syrup in the open air. After breakfast your guide will explain the natural history of the region, and as the daylight reveals the myriad of animal tracks in the sand an insight into what activity took place during the night.
Once the sun is up, enjoy a guided tour at the base of Uluru. First stop is Kuniya where you'll take a short walk to the Mutitjulu waterhole. A visit here will help appreciate its cathedral like proportions and why it is such a powerful and spiritual place for visitors and Anangu (local Aboriginal people) alike. Your guide will explain some of the rock paintings and stories from the creation period as told by the Anangu people. Next stop is the Cultural Centre, a vibrant and engaging place of learning where the local lore of the Anangu is explained in detail.
- Small group tour
- Light Aussie breakfast
- Billy tea and bush damper
- Private sunrise experience
- Guided tour at the base of Uluru
- Return transfers
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A much sought after experience, Desert Awakenings delivers insight into the ancient landscape, ecology, heritage, culture, and history of what is now regarded as Australia's spiritual heartland.
Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land and watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. In the company of your expert guide, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region.
Suitable for children 5 years and over.
Tour departure approx. 30min to 1 hour prior to sunrise, depending on the time of year.
Tour duration approx. 6 hours
- Private remote sunrise viewing site
- Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls
- Homemade damper with syrup
- Brewed coffee and selection of teas
- Interpretive tour at the base of Uluru
- Professional tour guide
- Visit to the Cultural Centre
- Return transfers from all hotels
- Tour departs Approx. 30min to 1 hour prior to sunrise, depending on the time of year.