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Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip

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In your small group travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and commence the walk to the Valley of the Winds, heading first to the Karu lookout. With views across the many domes of Kata Tjuta and out into the sacred Anangu men’s area, you’ll be in awe of this natural wonder.
  • Beat the Outback heat with an early morning sunrise tour
  • Watch sunrise over Kata Tjuta while enjoying a light breakfast
  • Learn about the site's sacred aboriginal history through guided commentary
  • Walk through the Valley of the Winds led by a guide
What to Expect
Spend your morning in a magical way: watching the sun rise and hiking in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The day starts with an early morning pickup at your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation. Board the comfortable, wifi-equipped coach and enjoy the ride.  Arrive at Kata Tjuta in time to eat a light breakfast while you watch the sun rise over the rocky landscape. Make sure your camera is charged so you can capture the stunning views. Learn out their geological origins and the reasons they are sacred to the Anangu people. From there, start out on a guided walk through the Valley of the Winds, stopping at the Karu viewpoint. If you are looking for a challenge, continue on to the Karingana lookout for panoramic views. Alternatively, set out for a more leisurely hike through the domed rocks. Your guide will be happy to ask any questions about this ancient and sacred area.  Return to your accommodations by midday, which leaves the afternoon free for other activities.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. Please refer to your voucher for your hotel pick-up time or call the operator. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list. If you wish to change your pick-up location, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the dropdown list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Departure Time
1.5 Hours prior to sunrise
5h 30m
Return Details
You will be returned to your original pickup point
  • Enjoy a light breakfast including cereal, fruit and a muffin
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Learn all about the spectacular Kata Tjuta with your expert local guide
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning
  • Entry/Admission - Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area
  • Entry/Admission - Kata Tjuta - Valley of the Winds
  • Entry/Admission - Walpa Gorge
  • Gratuities
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee (AU$25 per adult and AU$12.50 per child)
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee of $25 AUD per adult and $12.50 AUD per child will be payable upon your tour check in. This entry fee lasts for 3 consecutive days, so you can reuse as often as you wish. The ticket can also be pre-purchased upon your arrival into Yulara
  • Operates in all weather conditions, and the Australian desert can be quite cool in the early morning. Please dress appropriately
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved, please ensure appropriate footwear is warn
  • You will be required to bring your own water bottles, which altogether are able to hold a minimum capacity of 2 litres per person (these can be filled with water on board the coach).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andy and Steve, thank you for looking after us so well this morning. It was a most wonderful time. Highly recommend this tour, especially with these wonderful guides! Cheers Jen, Wayne & MillieMore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jenenslow
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! WOW what a wonderful review! We love hearing about the experiences our guests are having on tour! AAT Kings pride ourselves on our friendly & knowledgeable guides, it is great to hear Andy & Steve provided this to you! We will be sure...More

Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

What a way to start your day! Early rise but you do have the option to sleep on the bus if you take the Hop on Hop off trip. Beautiful sunrise over Uluru and then dropped off for the hike. Bus gives you adequate time...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dwrquilts
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Hi there, We love hearing about our guests experiences here in the Red Centre with us! Our Kata Tjuta & Valley of the Winds tour is definitely one to remember! Thank you again for leaving us a review and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

We booked with AAT Kings I recieved an email less than 24hrs before the tour to saying it has been cancelled and I can receive a full refund. We decided to book hop on and off transport and do the tour ourselves.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Hi there! Thank you for your review. Due to operational requirements we did unfortunately have to cancel your tour with 24hrs notice. With canceled touring we offer guests an alterative tour, the same tour on a different day or if either of these options are...More

Reviewed 12 August 2019

This was a great trip to see sunrise and hike. Sunrise was at a platform with a long distance view of Uluru and a short view to Kata Tjuta. The platform was large but only one section faced Uluru - perhaps at different times of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank debMish
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Hi, We always love hearing from our guests on tour! Thank you for your feedback in regards to the sunrise viewing platform & the coffee. We are always seeking to improve and this will be passed onto management for discussion. However it is always great...More

Reviewed 2 August 2019

Would have to say this trip is a must. I can’t say that Kata Tjuta was too exciting at sunrise but watching Uluru from the viewing platform was worth the early morning bus ride. The colors changed dramatically from our arrival to sunrise and though...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LauriefNYC
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

Hi there! We love hearing feedback from our guests experiences on tour! Our Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds tour is definitely one to remember so it is great to hear you enjoyed this with us! This tour allows guests to choose between...More

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30 September 2019|
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Response from dwrquilts | Reviewed this property |
I will say No as the pick up by the bus at Kata Tjuta is at 11:45 am and it is approximately 1 hr back to the Desert Garden Inn I would check with office in the Town Square
ZhiMing S
13 May 2018|
Response from Lee L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jimmy. This tour is mostly on tracks which are rough underfoot. Your friend may choose to take the option of only walking to the first lookout, which is uphill on a dirt track, but not steps. The rest of the track is much... More
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