Dingo Dreaming Overnight trip to Uluru

Drive, Fly and Overnight at this iconic destination

 

This overnight adventure is for those short on time who want to explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta by either starting in Alice Springs in the early morning or flying directly to Ayers Rock Airport by lunch time. Travel by 4WD and spend the night in our remote campsite complete with safari tents. 

Highlights of this fantastic overnight tour include:

Camel Farm *currently unavailable*
View Mt. Connor (Atila)
Aboriginal guided cultural walk at Uluru
Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Endless Star dining experience
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunrise
Kata Tjuta walks

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 5+. See note for pax over 60

Fitness Requirement: Must be able to walk 6km in hot environment

What's included

  • Pick up from central Alice Springs accomm, AYQ airport or Resort
  • Professional guide
  • Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Camping equip. for one night incl twin-share^ permanent tent with beds and mattresses plus swag
  • All linen including pillow and pillowcase, fitted sheet, sleeping bag and bath towel
  • Drinking water (please provide your own bottle)
  • Drop off at AYQ airport or Resort

What To Bring

  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Swimwear
  • Swimming towel
  • Insect repellent and fly net (if insects bother you)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres)
  • Torch
  • Sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own, otherwise one is provided)
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for two days in a soft bag

Itinerary

Day 1 : Uluru
After picking you up from your accommodation in Alice Springs bright and early, we hit the road on our adventure of a lifetime. (For those commencing the tour at Uluru we will collect you from the Outback Pioneer Hotel or meet you from your flight at the airport). Our journey begins heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments and a Camel ride if you're keen (own expense). We stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse where you can view or purchase Aboriginal artifacts. On the way to Uluru we stop to view Atila (Mount Connor), a mesa tableland and the first significant rock formation of our trip. After a stop for lunch and our arrival at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we travel to the base of Uluru where your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk, hearing of the Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa). Continuing on, we meet our local Aboriginal Guide who will provide a once in a lifetime authentic Indigenous cultural experience with an interpretive walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole where you will hear the stories of the unique landscapes, art and culture of the local custodians, the Anangu people. We conclude at the Cultural Centre, where you may explore the displays and learn of the flora and fauna of this unique area. Experience the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles. It's a great time to kick back and contemplate the day and the vastness of the desert. Afterwards settle in at our remote private camp, complete with our signature Endless Star dining experience before retiring to your swag under the amazing night sky or your comfortable safari tent complete with beds. (Note. Clients joining at Ayers Rock airport or resort will do so after lunch and therefore lunch is at own expense.)
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru / Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Kata Tjuta
Rising early, take a short walk to a lookout close to our campsite to view sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta avoiding the hustle and bustle of the public viewing areas. We then head off to Kata Tjuta, an Aboriginal word for “many heads”. Take a walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore its domes of which there are 36 in total. We walk through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After the return transfer to Ayers Rock Resort your Red Centre experience sadly comes to an end.
Meals :Breakfast

Pickups

Departs                                           
Alice Springs                                    From central accommodation at 05.40am
Ayers Rock Airport                           14:00 - please advise flight arrival details
Outback Pioneer (AYQ Resort)        1.00pm

Those arriving into AYQ in the morning can catch the free shuttle bus to Ayers Rock Resort for pick up from Outback Pioneer

Returns                                            
Ayers Rock Airport or Resort            To meet flights scheduled for 1.00pm onwards

AUD $25
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Camping
  • Indigenous & Cultural
  • Outback

Available Extras

Those with specific dietary requirements may need to bring food supplements and snacks. Please inform us of dietary requirements at time of booking and confirm details with reservations when reconfirming tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    Absolutely Loved this - Well worth the money

    Firstly, thanks to our guide Brandon who made this such an interesting, memorable and fun experience. He was really knowledgeable, engaging, took the time to look after everyone and explain interesting facts about everywhere we visited. He also cooks a mean BBQ. As well as the unique, epic world class scenery it was also great to learn about the Aboriginal culture and history of the land. The aboriginal people deserve huge respect. The camping was a dream come true for me, sitting by the camp fire, sleeping outside in the open in a swag watching a million stars + a good few shooting starts as well. The views of Uluru at sunrise and sunset will live forever within me. My only regret is not having enough time to do a longer tour. I don’t think that if you visited the same places by yourself that the experience would be anywhere near as good, plus you would miss out on the opportunity of learning about the people and the country.

    On Viator

    Perfect Experience for Short Trip

    My sister and I went on this tour last week while in Australia and had a great time. Despite last minute changes to our pick-up location due to flight issues, the tour company was flexible and worked to accommodate us! Our tour guide, Alicia, was knowledgeable about the Anangu—we enjoyed learning about her connection to the Northern Territory and Australia's recent efforts to be more respectful of Aboriginal culture—as well as the ecology and geology of the region. The only downside to the tour was sharing space with those who couldn't care less about the Anangu's statement to visitors not to climb Uluru (thankfully that won't be an option next month) or signs indicating sacred sites with no photos taken. If we were to book another tour to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we would instead look for one that requires the group to be mindful of whose land they are visiting and honor their rules.

    On Viator

    Everything you need

    Everything you need @ Uluru! We got to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta during the tours. Both were impressive to see up close, Uluru is massive, and Kata-Tjuta had a lot of different terrain to climb/hike through and see. Tour Guide Annabelle was very knowledgeable about the history, geology, flora/fauna, with a number of great stories. Food was good, nothing special but you're camping. Tents were solid along with the cots or you could sleep outside in a SWAG!. Sunrise/sunset views are contingent on weather but you're in the best spot to see them. All around ticks the boxes!

    On Trip Advisor

    Amazing but Primative Experience 

    We were attracted to the "Dingo Dreaming" tour because it allowed us to fly in to Uluru (Ayers Rock), arriving mid-day, get an experience of the "Outback", and be dropped off at the airport the next day to catch the mid-day flight back to Sydney. And what an experience it was! We were able to participate in all of the standard tourist activities: hiking part-way around Uluru in the summer heat, a brief introduction to the local culture from an Aboriginal resident, sunset (with champagne) and sunrise, and a great hike to the Valley of the Winds in the Kata Tjutas (Olgas). All in 24 hours. Our guide, Dave, was very knowledgeable, capable, and charming (in a camp councilor kind of way). But be aware, this is not "glamping", more akin to backpacking without carrying packs. Restroom/showers were about 1/4 mile away, food was palatable but crude, linens were a sleeping bag of uncertain history, and towels for washing were pretty much non-existent (you do get a wash cloth). Serviceable but primitive. Keep your comfort level expectations VERY low and it is an amazing experience!

    On Viator

    Alice Springs to Uluru

    A unique and rich experience that will have you falling in love with outback Australia. The small group size has a welcome and friendly feel. Overnight camping a pleasant surprise. Climate just right. Plenty of adventure I just loved it. Be sure to pack a weather proof hat for Aussie climate.