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Desert Awakenings

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From under a canopy of stars, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop, watch as the desert awakens and the colours transform the landscape.

Desert Awakenings offer a five hour tour away from the crowds, to a secluded sand dune to watch the sunrise over Uluru-Kata Tjuta, in the company of an expert guide and a small group. View rock paintings and some of the stories from the creation period as told by the Anangu people. Desert Awakening 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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    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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