Sydney – Ayers Rock

After breakfast, you will check-out of the hotel and proceed to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Ayers Rock or Uluru, is one of Australia’s most identifiable icons. The large sandstone rock formation lies in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park approximately 450 km southwest from Alice Springs. The Ayers Rock site is considered sacred to the local Aborigines. The rock’s color changes spectacularly with the sunset, gradually turning to a deeper shade of red before fading into grey and blending into the night. The reverse can be witnessed as dawn approaches.

To the west of Ayers Rock and standing over 500 meters above the plain, are the gigantic domes of Kata Tjuta / Mt. Olga, the traditional name meaning many heads. There are in fact thirty-six domes. Take a walk along the path of the natural creek bed between the red walls of Olga Gorge. In the afternoon, travel to the western section of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the immense 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Take a walk into Olga Gorge. Hear of the domes’ formation, once thought to have been a single rock, many times the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn of the flora and fauna of the region – some of the plants you will see are so rare that they are only found in and around these rocky formations.

Return to a special vantage point from which to view Uluru at sunset. Witness a display of colors from gentle, dusky blues and purples to fierce oranges and reds, glowing with the last remnants of the day while enjoying a beverage and canapé at sunset.