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.

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 (Apr-Oct), 7:00AM (Nov-Mar) from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: 7 Hours after departure to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions:
  • 7 hour tour with experienced SEIT and Local Aboriginal guide
  • Entry into Aboriginal lands
  • Afternoon tea (Apr-Oct) or Morning Tea (Nov-Mar)
  • Uluru Sunset & nibbles (Apr-Oct) Light Lunch (Nov-Mar)
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation

Uluru Aboriginal Art & Cultural Experience

Experience the oldest culture on earth with an Anangu (Aboriginal) guide and interpreter. Learn how the Anangu live in this extraordinary environment and connected with the land, as your guides share traditional stories passed down from elders and interpret rock art.

You will be collected by airconditioned coach and travel to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where youíll be welcomed by your Indigenous guide and interpreter.Your guide is Anangu (pronounced arn-ung-oo) and is part of the Mutitjulu community, the traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Enjoy a guided Mala Walk, you will enter the caves where the Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) people camped when they first arrived at Uluru and see the kitchen cave where they prepared their meals. Youíll see fine examples of rock art along the walk before arriving at Kantju gorge, a place of profound peacefulness surrounded by sheer vertical walls.

You will then drive around Uluru where your guide will point out important Aboriginal landmarks.

Finally you will join Marukuís local Anangu artists for a fun introduction to the unique desert art form, dot painting. Be inspired as you learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art.

Departs: Departs 7:30AM (Nov-Mar), 8.30am (Apr-Oct) from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Late afternoon to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions:
  • 4.5hr fully guided tour
  • Experienced Anangu guide
  • Mala Walk
  • Dot Painting workshop
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation

Sunrise Journeys

Immerse yourself in a mindful celebration of culture and nature at dawn.

Connect with Country during this immersive sunrise experience. Sunrise Journeys shines a light on three prolific female Anangu artists who have come together to create a bespoke artwork that depicts their deep connection to culture and Country. Before the glowing silhouettes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta are revealed, the artwork is brought to life, utilising the vast desert landscape as a natural canvas.

As the red earth warms under the rising sun, take a seat on the sustainably constructed floating platform overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and watch the artwork as it is recreated on the vast, dark desert landscape below using cutting edge laser and light projection technology. Indigenous iconography - similar to those commonly seen in dot paintings - begin to gently ebb and flow across the land.

Following the display, enjoy a hearty breakfast of native flavours paired with an Australian chai tea.

Departs: Departs 1hr prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort, from 1st August
Returns: 2.5 hours later
Inclusions:
  • Artwork laser & light show
  • Uluru Sunrise
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to and from your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation

Australian Native High Tea

Experience the richness of Indigenous cuisine with our Australian Native High Tea. Embark on a culinary adventure celebrating the diverse array of native ingredients sourced from Central Australia and around the country.

Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury petit fours, expertly crafted to showcase the vibrant flavours and unique culinary heritage of Australia. Compliment your experience with a gourmet tea selection and freshly brewed coffee. For an additional cost, you may select the experience with a glass of sparkling wine option and enjoy an exquisite Australian sparkling white wine.

Available daily at Sails in the Desert from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, from 1st August. Indulge in delightful flavours that honour both tradition and innovation. Two Seatings, first at 2pm, second at 2.30pm

Commences: Either 2pm or 2.30pm at Sails in the Desert.
 

Pricing

 
  1/4/23 to 31/3/24 1/4/24 to 31/3/25  
Dot Painting
$72 per adult
$36 per child
$72 per adult
$36 per child
SEIT Patji
Aboriginal Experience
$349 per adult
$280 per child
$365 per adult
$292 per child
Uluru Aboriginal Art
& Cultural Experience
$289 per adult
$205 per child
$315 per adult
$219 per child
Sunrise Journeys N/A $125 per adult
$75 per child
Australian Native
High Tea
N/A $75 per adult
$45 per child
Australian Native High Tea
with Sparkling Wine
N/A $95 per adult
$45 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
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