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From Alice Springs: Day Trip to Uluru with BBQ Dinner

1. From Alice Springs: Day Trip to Uluru with BBQ Dinner

Witness the splendor of Uluru on this day trip from Alice Springs. Have breakfast in Eridunda, visit a cultural center, see rock art on a guided walk, hear some traditional stories, and top It all off with wine and dinner as the sun sets. Depart Alice Springs early to get a taste of the Australian Outback with a stop at Erldunda for a buffet breakfast. Then, continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to see the domes of the rock formations on your first walk. Learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people at the cultural center. Then, go to the base of Uluru for a guided walk to see the Anangu rock art. Head to Mutitjulu Waterhole for a short hike to the home of the ancestral Wanampi water snake and share some traditional "dreamtime" stories. Sip a glass of sparkling wine as you watch the sunset over Uluru, and end the day with a barbeque dinner before the return journey to Alice Springs.

Uluru: Sunset, Sparkling Wine, Cheeseboard & Gourmet BBQ

2. Uluru: Sunset, Sparkling Wine, Cheeseboard & Gourmet BBQ

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru National Park. When you arrive at the Uluru Sunset viewing platform, be greeted by a selection of Australian wines and a cheese board as you begin to absorb the beauty of your surroundings. Find your ideal spot, and then just sit back and relax as you watch the sun disappear behind the horizon and change the colors of the rocks in a million splendid ways. After sunset, you will be transferred to an exclusive barbecue site. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights to provide a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Relax in the company of friends and fellow travelers on beautiful white tablecloths, enjoying sparkling wine. Dine on an Australian gourmet barbecue menu of steak, kangaroo meat, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, salads, and a tasty dessert. All accompanied by a selection of red and white wines, beer, and soft drinks.  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 with the assistance of a high beam spotlight. The guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort. 

Uluru: Sacred Sites Tour + Sparkling at Sunset & BBQ Dinner

3. Uluru: Sacred Sites Tour + Sparkling at Sunset & BBQ Dinner

Explore the magnetic allure of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, on this half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed landmark. After being conveniently picked-up from your local hotel, begin your tour with a guided drive around the base of Uluru. Following the complete loop, you will have the chance to follow the Kuniya Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. A visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center to see the works of ancient rock art found there will help you understand better the spiritual significance of Uluru to the local Aboriginal peoples, both in the past and the present. After an informative exploration of Uluru, you will get to relax with a glass of wine and a selection of canapes as you watch the dazzling sunset over Ayers Rock. Your tour will finish with a hearty and delicious Aussie-style BBQ beneath the desert stars.  The BBQ can be adjusted to meet any dietary need you might have, simply inform your guide of any dietary restrictions you might have by at least 14:00 on the day of the tour. You will not soon forget this magical experience at one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots in Australia!

Uluru 1.5-Hour Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine & Cheeseboard

4. Uluru 1.5-Hour Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine & Cheeseboard

You will depart the resort late afternoon: sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Your driver guide will provide expert commentary while you enjoy the amazing surroundings and incredible sight of Uluru in the distance. This fascinating icon stands 348 metres high, although most of its mass is below ground level. You’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence and inherent spirituality.  Enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles while you begin to absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings. You can just relax or stroll around the Sunset Viewing Area to discover your own personal space to watch the amazing Uluru sunset.  Don’t forget to take a photo every few minutes to capture the famous colour change. Have your driver guide take a photo of you with Uluru in the background – although they say the memory will stay with you forever! Return to the resort after sunset and in time for a dinner booking.

From Ayers Rock Resort: Uluru Sunset Barbecue Dinner

5. From Ayers Rock Resort: Uluru Sunset Barbecue Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable evening in the Australian outback! Be picked up from Ayers Rock Resort accommodation approx 75 minutes prior to sunset and travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Enjoy a sparkling or white wine (or non-alcoholic beverages) and take in the beautiful sunset, while your dinner is prepared by your guides. Your dinner will be a freshly cooked Outback barbecue to be enjoyed while you marvel at the view. Feast on barbecued meats and accompaniments (salads and sides).  Uluru is famous the world over for its spectacular sunsets. Watch as the rock changes color before your very eyes. After dinner, you will be transferred back to the resort and dropped off at your hotel.

From Darwin: Top End Helicopter Ride & BBQ Cruise Day Trip

6. From Darwin: Top End Helicopter Ride & BBQ Cruise Day Trip

Experience the thrill of feeding crocodiles on this day trip from Darwin or Bynoe. Soar over the floodplains on a helicopter flight, cut through rainforest channels on an airboat, and chill out with a BBQ brunch aboard a pontoon boat. Choose between a tour option with several pickup points in Darwin or opt to meet your guide in Bynoe. Meet your guide and take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight through the floodplains. Spot crocodiles, birds and even buffalo as you feel the wind in your hair on a thrilling airboat ride through the rainforest on the Finnis River. Unwind while tucking into gourmet BBQ on a pontoon boat cruise. Have access to water, cordial, tea and coffee facilities.  Finish your tour with a exhilarating crocodile encounter. Feed one of the activity provider's rescue crocodiles that were caught by the Outback Wrangler Matt Wright. Marvel at these large and majestic creatures.

Darwin: Premium Litchfield Regional Small Group Day Tour

7. Darwin: Premium Litchfield Regional Small Group Day Tour

Your Top End adventure begins with pickups in the city at your accommodation doorstep before heading out for an early morning dip and morning tea in the crystal clear thermal waters of Berry Springs. Paddle around and watch the many fish, look for turtles, or sit casually under the waterfall - it's your decision to make. Having set the tone for the day it is then off to Litchfield National Park. Visit those that shine for you on the day and suit the guests on board the most. You guided will tweak the schedule to bring you the best that is on offer on the day. Some of the gems include the iconic Cathedral and Magnetic Termite mounds, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Cascades, Green, Ant, and Tabletop Wetland. There is also ample opportunity to go for short strolls or just sit and relax. If bush survival is of interest to you, you can be shown some of the native plants and their uses by knowledgeable guides.

Darwin: Airboat Ride, Helicopter Flight, and Overnight Camp

8. Darwin: Airboat Ride, Helicopter Flight, and Overnight Camp

The Top End Safari Camp Overnight Tour is a bucket list outback adventure that tick all the boxes! Situated in an exclusive location in the Litchfield region we showcase some of the best activities and experiences the Top End has to offer. Guests will see the majestic floodplains from above in a scenic helicopter flight and spot crocodiles, birds and even buffalo on a thrilling airboat ride through the channels and into the rainforest. Our cruise boat takes guests along Sweets Lagoon billabong for a slower pace perfect for birdwatching whilst tucking into a gourmet cheeseboard. The lagoon pontoon has Australia’s only nature-based croc safe pool where guests can take a dip and get face to face with a wild saltwater crocodile. Finish off the afternoon activities with an exciting feeding and exhibition with one of our rescue monster crocodiles caught by Matt Wright himself. Guests then return to our sky deck to soak up an incredible Top End sunset over the floodplains followed by a gourmet BBQ dinner, star gazing around our fire pit and an unforgettable, bespoke outback glamping experience with a delicious cooked breakfast the next morning.

Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

9. Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

Travel to Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site and protected area due to its cultural value and landscape. Experience Yellow Water Billabong on a cruise. A small group will make your tour experience more personalized as you explore this vast nature reserve encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments. See Kakadu with an accredited tour guide. Immerse into the world of wildlife, varied landscapes, and ancient but still living culture. Take a short walk at Nourlangie (Burrungkuy), suitable for all levels of fitness, to reach the indigenous rock art sites. Hear about the stories of Narmargon, the Lightning Man. If you are up to a bit of exercise, a lookout over the Arnhem Land escarpment invites you. Take a short break before going on a 1.5-hour cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep your eyes open for saltwater crocodiles, brolgas, black neck storks, and jacanas—just some of the plentiful birdlife in the area. Finish the day with a delicious dinner in a traditional outback pub on your way back to Darwin. Return to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned ride.

Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

10. Palm Valley and Hermannsburg 1 Day 4WD Tour

An adventure like no other, taking you along the oldest river in the world into an outback oasis. Follow the scenic track along the famous Finke River to the uniquely astonishing landscape deep in Palm Valley. Pass the amazing pinnacles of the Amphitheatre and through the beautiful Cycad Gorge before arriving at more than 3,000 giant Red Cabbage Palms. On the way enjoy a sumptuous European style morning tea with a selection of home-made buns and fresh coffee. Follow the Mpulungkinya Walk (5km, 2 hrs return) through this ancient oasis, along a river bed with towering palms and stunning lookouts from the valley escarpment. Discover Palm Valley’s unique environment including rare relict plant species and the spring-fed pools that support an array of unusual plants and animals. Your guide will also enlighten you on the cultural significance of the region to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people. On the 4WD track out of Palm Valley on the way to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, walk up to Kalaranga Lookout an easy 20 minute climb with spectacular views of a rock amphitheatre encircled by rugged cliffs. After the walk, head to the nearby community of Hermannsburg, known as Ntaria to the local Aboriginal residents. Established in 1877, Hermannsburg was a Lutheran mission for more than 100 years and the historic heritage precinct is wonderfully preserved today.  Hermannsburg is the birthplace of the renowned Aboriginal landscape painter Albert Namatjira, and the origin of the Hermannsburg School art movement. You will also have an opportunity to purchase art or souvenirs in the art gallery and gift shop before returning to Alice Springs after an unforgettable day in the Outback.

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The Aboriginal culture centre was not a hit for me at least but the rest of the tour was great. We had the BBQ as well and WOW, what an experience. The food was delicious and everything was sooo nice. Totally worth it. Unfortunately we did not have an amazing sunset over Uluru as it was a bit cloudy but no one can control this. Highly recommend the tour.

It is a jam-packed day that lasts almost 24 hours. Well worth the long bus ride. Little stops along the way make you appreciate the nature and the place. Sunset dinner at the end is definitely the highlight and is an amazing way to end the day. Our driver Yad did a fantastic job driving and taking us around!

Wonderful day out from start to the finish with the fabulous BBQ.Rained all day so the sad thing was no sunset.I have tried to see it twice but no luck,i dont think my pension will run to a third try.I see Curtain Springs toilets are no cleaner than 6 years ago.No change there

Trip was very well organised and carefully thought through. It was a long day but it didn’t feel like it .

Great trip with value for money, staff we excellent which go above and beyond