uluru Aboriginal Experience – Patji

Length of Tour: 7 hrs 

Tour Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Ayers Rock Resort

Winter Season: (1 April to 31 October) 1 pm or 2 pm depending on sunset

Summer Season: (1 November to 31 March) 7 am - seasonal closure over the heat of summer TBA 

Community: Uluru

Cost: (from April 1, 2024)
AUD$365 Adult
$292 Child (5-15 years inclusive) 

This tour is not suitable for children under 5 years of age

Pickup Point: Ayers Rock Resort


  • Professional outback driver/guide
  • Aboriginal guide
  • Pick up and return from Ayers Rock Resort
  • Afternoon tea (Winter Tour), Morning tea (Summer Tour)
  • Sunset Drinks (non-alcoholic) and light snacks (Winter Tour only)
  • Light Lunch (Summer Tour only)
  • Entry into Aboriginal lands
  • Water to refill bottles on all vehicles


Join a traditional owner of Uluru, a member of the Uluru family, on his traditional homelands and spend time learning about the oldest living culture in the world. Explore this extraordinary environment by 4WD with your Aboriginal guide, stopping along the journey to hear stories such as how Paddy Uluru fought for Aboriginal land rights to where Uluru is today. The traditional owners of Uluru want to share their personal story with you on their land. Join them for a yarn and afternoon tea at a remote shelter and hear how they survived in this environment before tourism started in the region. End the day at a private sand dune overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta while enjoying drinks and light snacks at sunset.


On this small group tour, your driver/guide will collect you from the front of your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort in an air-conditioned modern 4WD vehicle. Travelling through Uluru-­Kata Tjuta National Park with the impressive Uluru close by, you will meet your Aboriginal host at the Cultural Centre.

Leaving Uluru behind, you head south out of the national park onto Aboriginal land known as Patji, (previously not accessible to tourists) and your off­road adventure begins!

You will explore this extraordinary environment and hear stories of how life was for the local Anangu (Aboriginal) people and how it is today. Visit the site where the original Uluru-­Kata Tjuta National Park gates once stood, marvel at rock waterholes and learn about this ever-changing environment.

Join your Anangu host for afternoon tea around the campfire at a custom-built shelter to learn the history of the area, the fight for Aboriginal land rights, and learn about the flora and fauna of the region that has been crucial to the survival of the Uluru family for thousands of years.

In the late afternoon travel via remote bush tracks through the desert to a private sand dune to appreciate the expanse of this desert region as you watch the sun set over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Enjoy refreshing drinks and light snacks.

After sunset, farewell your Aboriginal host at the Cultural Centre and your driver/guide will return you to your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort.

Please Note: Aboriginal hosts are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. When cultural events occur, an Aboriginal host may not be available to operate this tour.

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