Aboriginal Cultural Tours


 

Dot Painting Workshop

Maruku Arts Dot Painting Workshop provides a fun introduction to Western Indigenous Art.

Join Indigenous artists and learn about the different symbols used to create beutiful works of art depicting Creation Time (Tjukurpa) stories. Create your own artwork to take home as a memento of your experience.

NB: No workshops are held during February due to extreme heat

MORNING SESSION
Departs: 10.30am (Oct-Mar) 11.30am (Apr-Sep)
Duration: Approx 1.5 Hours
Location: Meet at the Town Square, Lawn Area, 10min prior
AFTERNOON SESSION
Departs: 1.30pm (Oct-Mar) 2pm (Apr-Sep)
Duration: Approx 1.5 Hours
Location: Meet at the Town Square, Lawn Area, 10min prior
NB: Maruku Anangu employees are traditional aboriginal people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of ceremonial duties, unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions workshops may be altered or cancelled.

Bush Tucker Tour

Discover the importance of traditional bush food to the people of Central Australia with your Aboriginal host. You will walk through country and learn how the local people lived in such a hot desert climate surviving on a variety of bush plants and animals. Taste a selection of the bush foods, grind native seeds and have the opportunity to talk with your Aboriginal host about desert life.

NB: Minimum of 2 People for Tour to Depart

Departs: Daily in the morning (9am in summer, 10am othertimes) from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: 2 hours later back to Ayers Rock Resort.
Inclusions:
  • 2hr fully guided tour
  • Experienced Anangu guide
  • Samplings for tastings of a variety of bush foods
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation

Paper Making Tour

We invite your to join in this fully guided, outback experience in the extremely unique process where native grasses are harvested, pulped and pressed to create a distinctive and beautiful natural paper product. Travelling to the outback cattle station of Curtain Springs the process starts with the cutting and gathering of the grasses. From here we travel to the paper processing plant where we will learn and participate in how this grass is made into the final product of paper.

Enjoy an outback lunch of Mum's Casserole and Curtain Crunch flat bread with a homemade cake or biscuit; Take with you a souvenir of paper and on outback Pannican (Outback Tin mug).

NB: Minimum of 2 People for Tour to Depart

Departs: Daily in the morning from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: 4.5 hours later back to Ayers Rock Resort.
Inclusions:
  • 4.5hr fully guided tour
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • Grass Cutting
  • Paper Tour
  • Sample paper & Pannican
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation

Cave Hill Day Tour

Cave Hill Tour is an indigenous cultural experience that will provide visitors with an insight into everyday Aboriginal life. Journey by 4WD, relax and enjoy a trip deep into the desert of the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia

On arrival we will be greeted by our Anangu host. The Anangu are the traditional owners of Cave Hill, which is the site of the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa (creation time) , and are repsonsible for maintaining only that chapter of the Songline lying within the boundaries of their traditional homeland - a story that has been maintained since the beginning of time.

The highlight of the tour is the magnificent cave paintings - possibly the most significant art site in Central Australia. The drama of the Seven Sisters creation story is graphically illustrated on the ceiling of the cave. Climb to the top of Cave Hill to admire a 360-degree panoramic of the surrounding countryside.

You will discuss Tjukurpa and the Songlines and learn their relevance to Anangu life in the desert. You will investigate traditional food gathering and the preparation of desert bush tucker delights. After lunch we head back to Ayers Rock Resort arriving late afternoon.

NB: Minimum of 4 People for Tour to Depart

Departs: Daily - 7:30AM from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Late afternoon to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions:
  • 7-8 hr fully guided 4WD tour
  • Experienced Anangu guide
  • Morning Tea
  • Outback BBQ Lunch
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation

SEIT Patji - "A True Aboriginal Experience"

Join the Traditional Uluru Family in their homelands and experience their culture and family history. Hear from the Traditional owners themselves on how Paddy Uluru fought for Aboriginal lands rights to where Uluru is today. See the waterholes his sons drank from on their first sighting of the rock. Try spear throwing and witness modern hunting and fire stick farming.

Your guide Sammy Wilson's traditional name is Tjama Uluru. He is the son of Yankunytjatjara woman named Nellie Kalkulya Wilson Uluru. A community chairman and government advisor, Sammy is also the first born grandson of Paddy Uluru the senior traditional custodian of Uluru throughout the fight for land rights in the 1970's. Sammy has worked as a tour guide for more than 14 years in Uluru and wants to share knowledge of his land so you enjoy more than just the tourist side of the rock.

Pukulpa ngalya yanama, nganampa ngurakutu... "Welcome to our country"

Come for the rock, discover the people.

Departs: Tue, Thu, Sat - 1.30PM from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: After Sunset to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions:
  • 7 hour tour with experienced SEIT and Local Aboriginal guide
  • Entry into Aboriginal lands
  • Afternoon tea
  • Uluru Sunset & nibbles
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation
 

Pricing

 
  1/4/16 to 31/3/17 1/4/17 to 31/3/18  
Dot Painting
$69 per adult
$35 per child
$69 per adult
$35 per child
Bush Tucker
$95 per adult
$84 per child
$95 per adult
$84 per child
Paper Making
$159 per adult
$129 per child
N/A
Cave Hill Day Tour $280 per adult
$220 per child
$280 per adult
$220 per child
SEIT Patji
Aboriginal Experience
N/A $280 per adult
$220 per child
Child rates apply for 15 years & under.

Important Information:
Guest cancellation within 24 hours of touring, incurs a 100% cancellation fee. Within 6 days to 24 hours of touring, incurs a 50% cancellation fee, plus the deposit. Tours must be booked 4 days in advance of the date of travel.

Confirmation for this tour will be received within 36hrs- subject to availability.

 
To make a Reservation call 1300 559 390 (within Australia) or email us info@uluru.com
Terms & Conditions