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Things to do in Uluru on a budget


Posted: November 29, 2018 13:47

You might think that a Budget Uluru Tours don’t exist but we’re happy to inform you that you’re wrong. It is indeed possible to explore Uluru without spending a fortune and the memories will last you a lifetime. If you’re planning on driving to Uluru by car, 4x4 or Camper you can purchase a park pass, which is valid for three days or can be extended to five at no extra cost. It can be bought easily and quickly online, or you can pick one up at the entry station on your way into the park. An adult ticket is priced at $25. Alternatively, you could choose to explore Uluru on a guided tour that provides transport, camping under the stars, meals a dedicated guide and other likeminded adventurers who are all on a mission to experience the Rock.

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There is a vast array of things you can do in Uluru, and here’s how to do it on a budget!

▪    Sunset viewing – you can sit and watch the colours dance over this stunning vista for FREE! There are two dedicated viewing areas that enable you to view Uluru at either dawn or dusk and FREE Wi-Fi is available at the Cultural Centre in Uluru to help you share those amazing snaps whilst on the go!

▪    The Cultural Centre – entry to the centre is FREE and you can find out more about Uluru and its owners the Anangu here, as well as the natural environment, plants and animals. You can find toilets, picnic areas, gas barbecues, souvenirs, snacks, drinks and artwork here too.

▪    Walking – you can walk around the base of Uluru, spanning 10.6k and really get a feel for the landscape, whilst getting to see the multitude of textures, colours, plants, animals and Anangu culture. There’s also a huge list of different walks depending on what you want to focus on; Kantju Gorge, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, Walpa Gorge, Valley of the Winds, Kata Tjuta etc.

▪    Guided Walks – there are a number of walks that let you explore the national park, ranging from easy to moderate. There are walks around Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Talinguru Nyakunytjaku.

▪    Budget Uluru Tours - The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a huge area and it is advisable for the majority of travellers to go with a guide or on an Uluru group tour The Rock Tour offers a range of budget friendly tours for backpackers, solo travellers and likeminded locals. We make sure you hit all the best Central Australian sights and are totally safe. Our guides are also a good laugh and will definitely keep you entertained.

What can you do outside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

▪    Maruku arts dot-painting workshop – this costs $69 per adult and you get to learn about the local indigenous symbolism and traditional art, whilst creating your own artwork that you can take away with you.

▪    Bush yarns – this is FREE and is a daily talk held by an indigenous storyteller, who talks about aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques that are used on the land.

▪    Sounds of Silence – you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, whilst a storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. It’s an unforgettable dining experience, with an introduction to aboriginal culture and a traditional dance performance under the outback sky.

▪    Camel tours – a sunrise experience, exploring the landscape, flora and fauna. You finish your trip enjoying freshly baked beer bread, quandong jam and a cup of billy tea or coffee.

▪    Scenic flights – see this breath-taking landscape from above, with a range of flight options to suit you and your budget.

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