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From Alice Springs: Uluru Full-Day Tour with BBQ Dinner

1. From Alice Springs: Uluru Full-Day Tour with BBQ Dinner

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: Sacred Sites & Sunset Tour with Wine & Cheeseboard

2. Uluru: Sacred Sites & Sunset Tour with Wine & Cheeseboard

Depart Ayers Rock Resort and journey into the sacred world of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia on a drive around the base of Uluru by comfortable coach. Get explanations about the extraordinary site from your driver/guide, and hear about the numerous sacred sites found there. Continue to the Kuniya Walk, where your driver/guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. See Aboriginal rock paintings, and learn more about the area as you are shown some of the native flora and given details of both the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Next, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and learn about Aboriginal culture. Look at fine examples of Aboriginal arts and crafts, and then journey back to the rock in time to watch the sunset from the viewing area. Marvel at the striking color changes on the rock as you enjoy nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine.

From Ayers Rock Resort: Uluru Sunset Barbecue Dinner

3. 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.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

4. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

Get picked up from the Ayers Rock Resort and journey by luxury coach with an on-board toilet to the sacred rock of Uluru. Make your way towards the majestic domes of Kata-Tjuta for your first walk of the day. Visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people before going to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to take part in a base walk. Follow the Mala walk along the northwest face of the rock to see fine examples of Anangu rock art.  Then, head to the Mutitjulu Waterhole for your 2nd base walk at the home of an ancestral watersnake called Wanampi. Share some stories of the local traditions and learn about the legendary Dreamtime. Sip a glass of sparkling wine and take in the beautiful sunset while your dinner is prepared by your guides. Enjoy a tasty barbecue outdoors as you marvel at the views. Be amazed as the rock changes color before your eyes as the sun sinks over the horizon.

Uluru: Sunset, Sparkling Wine, Cheeseboard & Gourmet BBQ

5. 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. 

Darwin: 2.5-Hour Harbour Sunset Cruise

6. Darwin: 2.5-Hour Harbour Sunset Cruise

Sit back and soak up the stunning views of the sea. As you cruise in comfort, your expert crew will provide commentary and local insight into the history, cultural significance, and wildlife of this spectacular location.   This is a great value option for those seeking the best views of Darwin’s celebrated sunsets. A range of delicious platters, and drinks can be ordered throughout the 2.5-hour cruise. This air-conditioned vessel offers an unrivaled way to experience the beauty of the tropical top end.

Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

7. Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing National Park while your driver guide shares insights into the natural and cultural history of this fascinating region. Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘many heads’ and given the 36 steep-sided domes of Kata Tjuta, it is aptly named. This incredible formation of rock domes extends six kilometres into the ground and is the remains of erosion that began more than 500 million years ago. The area is sacred under Anangu men’s law and under this law, details of many stories of Kata Tjuta are not known except to initiated men. While delighting in chilled Australian wines and canapés, you can enjoy the wonder of a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.

ALICE TOWN AND COUNTRY HALF DAY SUNSET TOUR - SMALL GROUP

8. ALICE TOWN AND COUNTRY HALF DAY SUNSET TOUR - SMALL GROUP

Itinerary Araluen Arts Centre Your first visit is to Araluen Arts Centre. You will get an excellent opportunity to get a closer look at Albert Mamatjira's arts, learn about unique natural history, follow the evolution of the landscape and fascinating creatures, and explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The Araluen Arts Centre aims to develop a collection of artworks that reflect a permanent record of art practice in Central Australia. Araluen arts centre holds a comprehensive collection of paintings by Albert Namatjira. Museum of Central Australia Your next visit will be to the Museum of Central Australia. It tells the region's unique natural history, following the evolution of the landscape and the fascinating creatures that inhabited it. The Museum of Central Australia also houses the Strehlow Research Centre, one of Australia's most important film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to Indigenous ceremonial life. Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility Your next exciting place is Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility. See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients that are carried and cared for each day. Learn the importance of the RFDS to outback Australians and the medical care required to service isolated regions. John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve Your next stop will be Flynn’s Grave Memorial, the resting place of Reverend Flynn, the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. We make a short stop to relax and enjoy the changing colours of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges and get some photos. Simpsons Gap Then your next stop will be Simpson Gap. Simpson Gap features the towering cliffs of Simpsons Range, a permanent waterhole and opportunities to spot resident wildlife, ancient Red River Gums with a taste of Central Australia. Simpsons Gap is a significant site to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people and was the mythological home of giant goanna ancestors. We will take you on a short, easy walk alongside a picturesque dry creek bed that leads to a dramatic gap in the MacDonnell Ranges and a waterhole rich in native wildlife, flora and geology. Sometimes you may even spot you might see Black-footed Rock-wallabies along the walking track into the rocky slopes gap. Anzac Hill Our last visit of the day is at Anzac Hill, where you will be able to take in panoramic views over the town of Alice Springs and the surrounding MacDonnell ranges. You may be able to capture one photo to cover the entire town. Anzac Hill is a memorial dedicated to those who served in Australia’s defence forces during all international wars. After Anzac Hill, your tour will conclude with us dropping you back at your hotel.

From Darwin: 4-Day Kakadu Outback Group Trip with Meals

9. From Darwin: 4-Day Kakadu Outback Group Trip with Meals

Explore Kakadu National Park with this small group tour from Darwin. See the oldest Aboriginal rock art in the world, visit waterfalls, and cruise through wetlands on this unique experience. Day 1: Depart from Darwin and head out to the floodplains of the Mary River to board a Corroboree Billabong Wetland Cruise. Take in the views as you sail to Kakadu. Get an introduction to the park's landscape at the Bowali Visitor Center. Head to your accommodation to relax for a bit before going out to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem land where you can spot crocodiles in the East Alligator River. See the Ubirr rock art as the sun sets over the Nadab Floodplain. Day 2: Partake in an exclusive aboriginal cultural experience. Hike out to Jim Jim or Twin falls and enjoy the shady monsoon forest. Stop for a hearty picnic lunch. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center learn about the culture and management of Kakadu. Day 3: Begin bright and early to catch the sunrise at one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout. Have a delicious breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. Discover Burrungkuy Rock which houses some of Bininj Aborigional rock art. Drive up to Kunwarddewardde Lookout for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment. Travel south and enjoy a picnic lunch at the plunge pool of the pristine waterfall Maguk. Travel back to your accommodation in Pine Creek to relax. Day 4: Explore and swim at Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge, where you can cool off in the clear water. Start the return trip to Darwin with a stop at Adelaide River, a town steeped in history. Learn about the impact of World War II at the Adelaide River War Cemetery.

Uluru 1.5-Hour Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine & Cheeseboard

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 255 reviews

The AAT crew really look after you. The sunset experience is wonderful then the location and set up for the BBQ is the highlight. We had a fairly cloudy sunset and didn't expect to see many stars..but while enjoying a superb dinner the stars and Milkyway appears. Being able to enjoy beautiful food, wine, good company with Uluru in the background just reinforced how lucky we are to enjoy this park.

It was a fabulous cruise. The sunset was spectacular and the staff were friendly, attentive and professional. We pre order food direct with Darwin cruises which guaranteed us a table on the top deck. We totally recommend this cruise.

Was something I had been wanting to do for along time, a big tick off the bucket list. Excellent transport, drinks and food. All in all a fantastic experience

Lovely tour. The BBQ at sunset was really nice. Highly recommendable for anyone who wants to see everything about Uluru

Tour was amazing!!! The guides were so knowledgeable