Sails in the Desert Uluru
5 Star Sails in the Desert Uluru in the Red Centre of Australia a short 10-15 minute drive from Ayers Rock Airport or 4-5 hour drive from Alice Springs.
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Visiting the Red Centre is a special experience. Be sure to allow 3 or 4 nights if you can to see and do what’s on offer.
We dined at under the stars with Sounds of Silence They serve an Aussie Bush Tucker themed buffet with drinks and a star talk included. When the lights go off, you will not believe how many stars are actually there. A return coach transfer is provided from and back to your accommodation. They don’t miss you on price but we all deserve to treat ourselves every now and again. We met some lovely people and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I definitely think the experience as a whole was worth the cost.
Staying with evening activities, The Field of Lights was another favourite. Installed in 2004 by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, the display was initially only intended for a 6 month period. The attraction was so popular it remains 17 years later and regularly sells out every night. We took the drinks and canapes option which is an alternative to the more expensive Sounds of Silence Dinner if you’d prefer to save your dollars for another activity.
Must do daytime activities include:
A Helicopter over Uluru and/or Kata Tjuta Uluru on its own is 15 minutes or 30 minutes to see both. Seeing them from the air gives an appreciation of their size and uniqueness from each other.
A sunrise walk of the base of Uluru (10.6km ) takes approx. 3.5 -5 hours to complete. You can do this on your own or learn all about the indigenous culture by taking a tour. AAT Kings operate with groups of 40-50. For a more personalised experience, I prefer the sister company Seit Outback Australia who operate with much smaller groups of approx. 12. A Segway Tour is another family-friendly option or there are several well-mapped sections of shorter walks. From a slight distance, it is possible to drive the entire way around the rock.
If time permits make the 40-minute drive over to Kata Tjuta. AAT Kings and Seit Outback Australia also take groups here by coach. If you are self-drive and exploring yourself, be sure to allow time for the 7.4km Valley of the Winds walk (3-4 hours). If limited for time take the shorter Walpa Gorge (2.7km) option. The composition of the Uluru and Kata Tjuta are completely different. Uluru is one rock made of fine red sand melted together over millions of year. Kata Tjuta is made of rocks of all sizes glued together with fine red sand. You need to see the difference with your own eyes to believe it.
Please note: All day time activities will require 1 litre of water per person, a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen. Flynets are optional but in my opinion, highly recommended for comfort.
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