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

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

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Start your morning with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the sunrise at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). After early morning pickup, head into Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park and enjoy a light breakfast while waiting for the sunrise, then follow your guide on a short walk through the Valley of the Winds to reach superb lookout points. You have the choice of a challenging hike to a second lookout, or an easier route through the towering domes. Learn about the history of Australia’s Red Centre and hear about the Anangu people, to whom this stunning region is sacred.
  • Morning tour with sunrise at Kata Tjuta and walk in Valley of the Winds
  • Visit spectacular lookout points in Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Enjoy the sublime colors of sunrise over Kata Tjuta
  • Snack on a light breakfast while watching the sun rise
  • Take a guided walk in Valley of the Winds for a closer look at sacred Kata Tjuta
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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
Gratuities
Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee
  • Sails In The Desert , Yulara Drive Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
  • Ayers Rock Campground , Yulara Drive Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
  • Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge, Ayers Rock Resort , Yulara Drive, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
  • Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort , Yulara Drive Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    4/1/2022 - 5/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:04:00 AM - 06:00 AM
    6/1/2022 - 10/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:04:00 AM - 06:00 AM
    11/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
    Monday - Sunday:04:00 AM - 06:00 AM
    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.
    Be ready for early morning pickup at your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation, then relax and enjoy the comfortable ride to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. 

    Arrive at Kata Tjuta in time to catch the sunrise over the 36 domes while eating a light breakfast. Your guide fills you in on their geological origins and the reasons they are sacred to the Anangu people. Snap photos of the sun coming up over the red sandstone formations from the vantage point of the western dune viewing area. Set off on a guided walk through the Valley of the Winds, stopping at Karu lookout and⁠—if you're up for the challenge--Karingana lookout for panoramic views. For a more leisurely hike, opt for a walk between the towering domes. Use the time to ask your guide any questions about this ancient and sacred area. 

    Return to your accommodations by midday, which leaves the afternoon free for other activities.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Uluru
    Departing the resort you’ll be one of the first to enter Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park today
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area
    • Travel to the Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing platform and enjoy a warming tea, coffee or hot chocolate with your light breakfast • Watch the dawn creep across the desert plain and light up the domes of Kata Tjuta
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Kata Tjuta - Valley of the Winds
    Join your Driver Guide and Guide for the walk to the first lookout, Karu – your Guide will point out interesting rare plants along the way • If you’re feeling adventurous, take the challenging walk with your Guide to the second lookout, Karingana, and enjoy the spectacular views into the heart of this sacred men’s area
    Duration: 3 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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).
    • National Park Pass is free of charge to December 31 2020 and $25 per person thereafter
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • OPERATED BY AAT Kings
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip.

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    • "Early start with a stop to enjoy the Uluru and Kata Tjuta sunrise." See review
    • "I highly recommend this tour and if your lucky enough to have these boys as your guides you’ll be laughing all the way up and through the majestic Kata Tjutas!" See review
    • "It is definitely a grade 4 walk and Valley of Winds is windy!!!" See review

    Reviews

    4.5
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    69 Reviews

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    star-5
    Extraordinary
    Hayley_P
    , Jun 2022
    Really extraordinary location, and hiking through is the optimal way to experience it. Parks official website has loads of important information about hiking safely.
    star-5
    Great close up experience to see Kata Tjuta
    Betty_L
    , May 2022
    Wonderful experience, strenuous climb at times, but worth it, amazing scenery! Excellent and well organised tour, make sure to buy your national park entry pass online beforehand.
    star-5
    Don't forget to look up.
    Lynn_D
    , May 2022
    The trip was very well organised, the staff very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful, pick up was seamless. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with your pick-up time for your location (can be done at information centre). Be aware that there are some difficult sections on the hike but if you follow staff instructions then you should not have any problems. Well worth the effort, a must do.
    star-3
    Very surprising of the size
    kerrie_s
    , May 2022
    Tjis was not on was chaned due to closure of kuta vally of winds its very rocky so if your not sure on your footing not something you can do
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi Kerrie, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll pass it on to the relevant teams. Jess from AAT Kings
    star-3
    Poor substitution
    Sylvia_M
    , May 2022
    The 2 guides Steph and Grace were exceptional. The scenery was spectacular however substitution of valley of winds for malpa pass was poor and well short of expected 3h walk. Breakfast was different to what was advertised and paid for and compensation totally inadequate. Part of substitution was similar to another tour we did next day and in the end we didn’t see and do what we had planned
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi Sylvia, Thank you for your feedback. We'll pass it on to our team in the Red Centre. Jess from AAT Kings
    star-5
    Wake up early
    Alison_D
    , Apr 2022
    The scenery was superb and the guides went over and beyond in supporting all of the travellers. I would highly recommend this excursion to everyone.
    star-4
    Inspiring trip
    nic_b
    , Jun 2021
    The guide (Sara) was excellent and loved her job you could see, walk length was good and just challenging enough, for the mixed group
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
    Dear nic_b, Thanks for your review of the Kata Tjuta Sunrise tour and the Valley of the Winds walk and we are glad to read you enjoyed the walk overall - it is worth it when you reach the 2nd lookout point and it is a real sense of achievement. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Red Centre, and hopefully welcome you back on board an AAT Kings tour soon. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
    star-5
    Stunning walk in Valley of Winds
    Juhi_K
    , Jun 2021
    This was most definitely the best tour we did. Jakob was excellent in getting us to Kata Tjuta in time to watch the sunrise and gave us ample time to soak it in. We had plenty of opportunities to ask questions and for slower walkers and perhaps not so experienced walkers, Jakob was great at slowing down and giving tips to navigate the difficult parts of the walk. It is definitely a grade 4 walk and Valley of Winds is windy!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time and I'd highly recommend this tour.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Dear Juhi_K, Thanks for your feedback and it sounds like you had an awesome time climbing Kata Tjutu on our Valley of the Winds walk. We are delighted to read that Jakob brought the tour to life for you and we will be sure to pass along your positive feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Red Centre, and thanks for choosing to travel with AAT Kings. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
    star-5
    Brilliant!
    Naadein_C
    , Feb 2020
    What an amazing tour! Aaron Paul and Dave were superb guides. Their love and passion for this wonderful country was such a highlight. This tour was simply brilliant and so informative. I highly recommend this tour and if your lucky enough to have these boys as your guides you’ll be laughing all the way up and through the majestic Kata Tjutas!!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
    G'Day Naadein_C, Thanks for taking the time to feedback to us, and it sounded like you had an amazing experience climbing Kata Tjuta with us. AAT Kings pride ourselves on our friendly & knowledgeable guides, so we are pleased you experienced this with our guides and we will be sure to pass along your comments. Thank you for leaving us a review, we look forward to seeing you on AAT Kings tour in the future! Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
    star-5
    Great views
    Holger G
    , Sep 2019
    A really good trip. Early start with a stop to enjoy the Uluru and Kata Tjuta sunrise. Good walk to Valley of the Winds.
    star-4
    Good. need to be fit for a lot of...
    Lesley J
    , Jan 2018
    Good. need to be fit for a lot of walking but very enjoyable
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    This was a great tour. Be aware...
    Michelle T
    , Jan 2018
    This was a great tour. Be aware that it is quite strenuous (especially if it’s raining). Take a hat, water, bug repellant, and sunscreen.
    star-5
    This tour was the best of the tours...
    Kevon H
    , Nov 2017
    This tour was the best of the tours that I di in Ayers Rock! Geoff and Trys were our guides and they were very knowledgeable and made the morning tour an awesome experience. Id do this tour over Uluru any day!
    star-5
    A well organised tour which ran...
    Catherine C
    , Oct 2017
    A well organised tour which ran smoothly. Well informed tour guides who made it interesting as well as fun. A good choice of walks, with a good breakfast bag and hot drinks on arrival at the sunrise spot. A great sunrise with fantastic photo opportunities.
    star-4
    Terrible day, rainy and windy. AAT...
    MIGUEL_J
    , Oct 2017
    Terrible day, rainy and windy. AAT Kings were very professional and we made the most of it
    star-4
    Spectacular sunrise with lots of...
    Tanya B
    , Aug 2017
    Spectacular sunrise with lots of photo ops. Tour was well organised and the guides were well informed and very friendly
    star-4
    This tour experience was a very nice...
    Lina Heeseung P
    , Aug 2017
    This tour experience was a very nice experience. Firstly, the Sunrise is absolutely stunning. You can see both Uluru and Kata Tjutacloser when the sun rises. Beautiful! The Valley of the Winds tour was definitely different. Lot of walking but just enough. Not too much, nor too little. I just thought, the second lookoutfinal destination was not as the best as I expected it to be. I felt like the view was a bit closed up, but still very nice. Highly recommend this tour if you have the time. If you don't, definitely at least the Kata Tjuta Sunrise!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    Great tour by AATkings. Caught Kuta...
    Kevin L
    , Jul 2017
    Great tour by AATkings. Caught Kuta Tjuta sunrise just in time. The hot chocolate served as we left the bus really helped warm us up for the cold winter morning. The guides were also knowledgeable about the trails to the various look out points. Definitely recommend this tour.
    star-5
    We started off bright and early to...
    Dianne C
    , Jun 2017
    We started off bright and early to watch the beautiful sunrise. AAT get out to the lookout point earlier than the other tours, so we had front row views. Breakfast and hot drinks were offered here and were very enjoyable. David was our guide and Jess, our driver. David's knowledge of the geology, flora, fauna and stories off the area, was second to none. He knew everything about the history of the Anangu people and our wonderful land. The actual walk was beautiful, but very rocky in parts, due to the geology. Jess was happy to take some of the people on the tour, to a less difficult walk, but just as impressive .David walked with the others pointing out every manner of interesting things and imparting many interesting facts. It wasn't a race ,so you could walk at a comfortable pace, however for some reason the group I was with blitzed it. I loved every minute of this tour and highly recommend it!!!!! In fact, I loved everything about Yulara and learnt so much in the 4 days I was there!!!!! Thank you
    star-5
    The most emotionally charged sunrise...
    Tony G
    , Jun 2017
    The most emotionally charged sunrise ever experienced, followed closely by an amazing walk into the heart of Kata Tjuta. Highly recommended from all aspects, The guides, the sounds and the venue. Brilliant and thank you.

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