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Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars.
When sunrise comes watch the distant domes of Kata Tjuta come into view.
Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru as the backgro

Desert Awakenings

Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars, and watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop.

Once the sun is up, enjoy a guided tour at the base of Uluru, and visit the Mala Walk. Here you will see the tjukuritja (physical evidence) of the Mala Tjukurpa (creation story) and gain a deeper understanding of this ancient story that will be brought to life in the outback sky through cutting-edge drone, laser, light and sound technology.

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    Desert Awakenings

    You arrive at your private dune top viewing area well before the sun breaches the horizon. As your traditional bushman’s breakfast is being prepared, your guide will explain the retreating star scape above. Enjoy a cup of billy tea and damper as you watch the sunrise bring you spectacular views of Uluru / Ayers Rock and the vast landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. 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 through the night. Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre is the next stop, a vibrant and engaging place of learning where the local lore of the Anangu (the local Aboriginal people). Next take a short walk into Mutitjulu waterhole, where you will appreciate its cathedral like proportions and why it is such a powerful and spiritual place for visitors and Anangu alike.

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