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Desert Awakenings Tour

Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010
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Excellent morning out. Worth the early start.

Big Thanks to Serena who was a great guide for the morning. It is the most perfect way to start a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica M
via mobile
The must incredible experience at Uluru

We spent our entire morning with Serena Soon discovering Uluru and it's history, it was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie R
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Experience the tranquility of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars. Then watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdropTravel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to watch the spectacular sight of sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. In the company of your expert guide and with no more than 11 other passengers, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region.Sunrise and bushman's breakfast: arrive at your private dune top viewing area well before the sun breaches the horizon. As your traditional bushman's breakfast is being prepared over the fire, your guide will explain the retreating star scape above. Enjoy a cup of Billy Tea and Damper as you watch the sunrise over Uluru and the vast landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. After breakfast your guide will explain the natural history of the region, and as the daylight reveals the myriad of animal tracks in the sand an insight into what activity took place during the night.Cultural Centre and Uluru: next depart for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the first stop is the Cultural Centre, a vibrant and engaging place of learning where the local lore of the Anangu (Aboriginal people) is explained in detail. Next stop is Uluru (Ayers Rock) where you can take a short walk into Mutitjulu waterhole. A visit here will help appreciate its cathedral like proportions and why it is such a powerful and spiritual place for visitors and Anangu alike. A guide will explain some of the rock paintings and some of the stories from the creation period as told by the Anangu people.Desert Awakenings is a much sought after experience that delivers insight into the ancient landscape, ecology, culture, heritage, and history of what is now regarded as Australia's spiritual heartland.
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Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big Thanks to Serena who was a great guide for the morning. It is the most perfect way to start a morning in the Red Center. A delightful breakfast full of pastries, fruit, bacon and egg rolls and topped off with a delicious damper. Definitely...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our entire morning with Serena Soon discovering Uluru and it's history, it was absolutely amazing! Serena is an incredible guide, she know everything and take here time to explain all the stories, we really enjoy our time with her! We only had a...More

Thank Marie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Uluru for one night and were lucky enough to have booked the desert awakenings tour to watch the sunrise over Uluru. Our host was Toby, whom we can't recommend highly enough. He was welcoming , accommodating and full of wonderful knowledge and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did this tour to get a better appreciation of Uluru. Viewing the sunrise on a crisp, foggy morning and watching Uluru come into view as the fog lifted was breathtaking, but better than that was our guide Toby, who was nothing short of excellent....More

Thank CR C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an incredible moment we had, having a delicious breakfast in the desert while watching the sunrise changing the colours of the landscape. After this, we had a walk at Uluru. It was pure magic... Another good point, the tour is designed for a...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We loved this tour, it was so special to head out before light, although it was cold, you totally forget about it when we were taken to a private dune area to watch the sunrise, the breakfast was really good, very tasty and the place...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our travel agency pre booked this tour on our Alice Springs / Kings Canyon / Uluru drive holiday. We had Todd as our guide and he was fantastic. He is well qualified knowledgeable and friendly. Todd explained the history of the rock and was attentive...More

Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

What an incredible experience we shared as a family on this personal, informative and completely thoughtful and sensitive tour of Uluru. Our driver and guide Toby was truly excellent and gave an wonderful insight with information and stories for this land. Highly recommend

1  Thank jp2018
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It was chilly before sunrise-- heaters were a big help. Breakfast was good and the sunrise was as beautiful as expected. Things really got rolling (pun intended) on the tour to Uluru. Our tour guide, Toby, was fantastic. It is not as simple as giving...More

4  Thank keithkelly13
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My husband and I booked this sunrise excursion not knowing exactly what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed this trip, despite the early wake up after enjoying the sunset dinner and Field of Light the night before. They picked us...More

3  Thank Stephanie B
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21 March 2016|
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Response from Jameslr47 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in late June/August and found it quite cool but enjoyable. The Desert Awakening was probably the most enjoyable. Getting to the site area for breakfast and viewing was an easy walk with plenty of time for a... More
16 December 2015|
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Response from G A | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm! February is probably not the best time to be anywhere in the NT. Temperatures go very high ( 40c + ). If you have been able to arrange a tour take the advice of the tour guides. I should imagine that the very early... More
20 October 2015|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
They really have it down to a fine art-explain your situation when you book, they could give you a shorter tour!