Discover Australia’s spiritual heart on this four-day Ultimate Uluru adventure. See majestic Uluru and the magnificent domes of Kata Tjuta from the ground and the air. Marvel at the changing colours of these sacred sites from sunrise to sunset. Wander through the stunning art installation, Field of Light. View the breathtaking new drone, sound and light show, Wintjiri Wiru. Experience fine dining under a canopy of stars at an exclusive welcome dinner. Hear the stories of the Anangu people and learn about their culture.
This fully escorted small group journey will have you ticking off every Uluru bucket list experience and is the ultimate way to truly immerse yourself in the magical beauty of Australia’s Red Centre.
Your Holiday Package Includes:
- 3 nights in a Superior Room at Sails in the Desert
- Private Tali Wiru Dinner including champagne and canapes, Table d-hote 4-course dinner with premium Australian wine, didgeridoo performance and Indigenous storytelling
- Private 3 hour Uluru Highlights Tour including outback picnic breakfast
- Private Dot Painting Workshop with a local Anangu artist
- Scenic helicopter flight passing by Uluru and Kata Tjuta*
- Wintjiri Wiru Sunset Experience including drinks and canapes at sunset, gourmet dinner hamper and immersive sound and light show
- Private 5 hour guided Kata Tjuta Tour with outback picnic breakfast
- 2 course lunch at Mangata Bistro and Bar
- ‘A Night at Field of Light’ including outback canapes, chilled sparkling wine, three course bush tucker inspired interactive menu, Australian wine and beers non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee and port, self-guided walk through the illuminated Field of Light
- Full buffet breakfast in Ilkari Restaurant at Sails in the Desert on morning of departure
- Return group transfers from Ayers Rock Airport to Sails in the Desert
- Complimentary resort activities and Wi-Fi
- Services of a Tour Leader and expert guides/drivers
- Small group travel – maximum 20 guests
Rate is per person twin share and valid for travel 12 Apr 2024 - 15 Apr 2024, 24 May 2024 - 27 May 2024, 19 Jul 2024 - 22 Jul 2024, 16 Aug 2024 - 19 Aug 2024, 20 Sep 2024 - 23 Sep 2024
Add on an extra $200* per person twin share for travel 19 to 22 July, 16 to 19 Aug, 20 to 23 Sep 2024.
Single Supplement $899* for travel 12 to 15 Apr, 24 to 27 May 2024 and $1,199* for travel 19 to 22 July, 16 to 19 Aug, 20 to 23 Sep 2024.
On sale until 24 March 2024
Call us to add flights!
Exclusive private Tali Wiru Welcome Dinner
Wander through the spectacular Field of Light art installation
View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air on a helicopter flight
Join a local Anangu artist for a private dot painting workshop
Be mesmerised by Wintjiri Wiru, Uluru’s breathtaking new sound and light show
Experience the changing colours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at sunrise and sunset
DAY 1: FRIDAY – WELCOME TO ULURU
Welcome to Uluṟu – the spiritual heart of Australia. You’ll be met on arrival at Ayers Rock Airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax poolside or participate in one of the complimentary resort activities.
Get to know your fellow travellers and tour leader over a drink in the Walpa Lobby Bar, before tonight’s exclusive welcome dinner. Tali Wiṟu, meaning ‘beautiful dune’ in local Anangu language, encapsulates the magic of fine dining under the Southern Desert sky. The stillness of the desert at night creates a unique ambience, while views of Uluṟu and the distant domes of Kata Tjuta provide a stunning backdrop to the world-class gastronomic adventure that awaits. Sip champagne and nibble on canapes as you watch a spectacular sunset to the haunting sounds of a didgeridoo performance.
Every course of this exclusive four-course dinner is infused with ancient native herbs and spices, constructed to respect, and put a spotlight on the quality and attributes of each ingredient, bringing them together in harmony. Enjoy premium Australian wines while an indigenous storyteller shares the culture, history and spirituality of this beautiful land. This is so much more than a dining experience; it’s a moment in time you will remember forever.
Overnight: Sails in the Desert
DAY 2: SATURDAY – ULURU HIGHLIGHTS AND SACRED SITES FLIGHT
It will be worth the early wake-up call this morning, to experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn outback and watch the stunning metamorphosis of colour as the desert slowly comes alive. As you travel towards Uluṟu, its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting its presence in this country. Be guided to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. Once the sun is up, visit Mutitjulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk and learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python). After this short walk, drive around the base of Uluṟu and hear the story of the Mala people.
Next, head to the Uluṟu Cultural Centre for a private dot painting workshop with a local Anangu artist. During this special experience, you will learn about traditional art, symbols, and tools as the artist shares their culture with you to gain a better understanding of Aboriginal paintings. Be inspired by the ancient ways of the desert and create your very own work of art to treasure.
This afternoon, get ready for the ultimate adventure and experience the true majesty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air. Fly by Uluru and across to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta for a view that will leave you speechless. So much of these sacred sites is off-limits from the ground, so the only way to truly appreciate the vast size and amazing landscape is from the air. Your flight path will take you by Uluru and Kata Tjuta allowing you to capture amazing images and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Late afternoon, be whisked away to a dune top location and sip delicious cocktails, while watching the changing colours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as the sun slowly sinks below the horizon. Take your seat in the open-air desert theatre and embark on a culinary adventure with a gourmet dinner hamper. Prepare to be amazed as Wintjiri Wiru, Uluru’s breathtaking new light and sound show, brings to life the ancient Mala story of the Anangu people. Watch in awe as the night sky comes alive with choreographed drones, lasers and projections taking flight to light up the night sky. With the heart of Australia as the backdrop, you will feel a powerful connection to the country, as a story passed on for thousands of generations, now passes to you.
Overnight: Sails in the Desert
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 3: SUNDAY – KATA TJUṮA & A NIGHT AT FIELD OF LIGHT
An early start this morning to experience the magnificence of a Kata Tjuta sunrise. On arrival at the viewing area, walk to the best vantage point to see the 36 domes that comprise this spiritual place, watching as the sun’s morning glow brings the desert to life. The tour then heads to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you’ll enjoy an outback picnic breakfast. Approaching the entrance to Walpa Gorge, named for the wind that whistles between the massive domes that shape Kata Tjuta, your guide will share the significance of this men’s sacred ceremonial site. Take a stroll between the mighty conglomerate rock walls and learn how the environment and geology have evolved over millions of years.
Return to the hotel with time to freshen up before enjoying lunch at Mangata Bistro and Bar. This afternoon is free to relax poolside or join one of the many activities offered at the resort. We recommend visiting the Gallery of Central Australia, featuring around 80 works of Indigenous art. Or perhaps join a didgeridoo workshop, learn about Australian and local bush tucker, listen to stories of Aboriginal culture and tradition, or visit Australia’s largest camel farm.
Late this afternoon, transfer to a remote desert location to enjoy gourmet canapes and chilled sparkling wine, as you take in one final breathtaking Uluru sunset. As darkness falls, watch in awe from the top of your private dune as a fantasy garden, featuring 50,000 spindles of light, gently comes to life. Take in the mesmerising beauty as the light stems breathe and sway, creating a blanket of colour as far as the eye can see. Then join your fellow travellers for an exceptional three-course menu infused with bush tucker flavours. As the night ignites with countless stars, settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. After dinner, immerse yourself in the stunning art installation, Field of Light, its pathways glistening softly with rhythms of coloured light, beckoning you to explore at your own pace. This will be a truly magical evening.
Overnight: Sails in the Desert
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 4: MONDAY – FAREWELL ULURU
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Enjoy a final leisurely breakfast before transferring to the airport for your flight home, taking with you magical memories to last a lifetime.
Terms & Conditions
Prices are in Australian Dollars and correct as at 5 September 2023 but are subject to change and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. Price changes may occur by reason of matters outside our control which increase the cost of a Product or Service, including, but not limited to the introduction of fuel surcharges, changes to taxes or fees. All arrangements are subject to availability, cancellation, or modification due to inclement weather, late running of services or other unforeseen circumstances. A minimum non-refundable deposit equivalent to 20% of the tour cost is payable within 7 days of confirmation of your booking and cancellation prior to final payment will result in your deposit being forfeited. Final payment of your holiday cost is required at least 100 days prior to departure, there will be no refund for bookings cancelled less than 91 days prior to travel. The travel services provided by these suppliers are subject to the conditions imposed by the suppliers and their liability may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, and agreements. A minimum of 18 passengers is required for this tour to operate on a group basis with a tour leader. If the minimum number is not achieved, the tour will operate without a tour leader and all components will be on a join-in basis. Information required at time of booking - full name, including title, initial and surname as per ID, any information relating to dietary/mobility/medical requirements and mobile contact number. A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit card which may vary. Travel agents may also charge service fees. Please check all prices, availability, and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Ultimate Journeys is a brand of Viva Holidays. Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Flights are not included. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.