Day 4 (Wed)
KATA TJUTA AND ULURU
Rise early and travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of sun set the Red Centre alight. Travel onward to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, where you will arrive at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. You will return to Ayers Rock Resort for a short stop before continuing an afternoon of touring.
Travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your guide informs you of the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. After a short drive, arrive at the Kuniya Walk where you will be escorted to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock art paintings and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. You will also have a chance to visit the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.
In the late afternoon, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area and watch as the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous, witness the striking sunset while enjoying canapés and a glass of wine.
After sunset, transfer to the exclusive barbecue site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, adjacent to Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. Enjoy a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of wine, beer or orange juice. After dinner, tea, coffee and dessert will be served and your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations. (D)