Uluru Aboriginal Homelands Afternoon Tour Including Sunset image
Join a traditional owner of Uluru, a member of the Uluru family, on this seven-hour afternoon cultural tour to their homelands, Patji. Spend time learning about the oldest living culture in the world as you travel on remote bush tracks and stop at fascinating and historically significant sites along the way. Join them for afternoon tea round the campfire and hear how they survived in this desert environment before tourism started in the region. Continue on to a private sand dune to marvel at the expanse of the desert overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta while enjoying light refreshments at sunset.
Itinerary
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Stop At: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory

Accompany the Traditional Uluru Family to their homelands called Patji and spend time learning about the oldest living culture
in the world. A unique and exclusive touring experience, Patji is located just outside of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park south of Uluru. 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 Uluru family will share their personal story with you during this authentic cultural experience. Join them for afternoon tea under a remote shelter to hear how they survived in this desert environment before tourism started in the region. continue on to a private sand dune to view the great expanse of the desert overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta enjoying sunset with drinks and light snacks.

Summer itinerary includes morning tea and lunch
Winter itinerary includes afternoon tea, non-alcoholic sunset drinks and light snacks.

Duration: 7 hours

Vicki_S 2022-05-16

It was a privilege to do this tour and learn how the indigenous people live. We listen to their stories. We got to try some bush tucker. I won’t lie the road was very rough but we had an excellent driver.

Hixie8 2022-05-10

We had the absolute pleasure of being driven by Daniel (SEIT) and guided by Anangu elder Sammy on this totally enjoyable afternoon/evening trip. Daniel was on time picking us up, an excellent driver, enthusiastic about his job and extremely knowledgable about his work responsibilities. Sammy was wonderful; explaining aspects of aboriginal lore and showing us a variety of herbs and edibles still used by his mob as they have learnt from thousands of years of shared knowledge and experience. And what a great sense of humour! Daniel was well experienced in supporting Sammy and asking him questions to inspire him to tell us further stories. Dan is also an accomplished host, feeding/watering us twice and helping to ensure we got to the sunset viewing platform with plenty of time for just the four of us to enjoy what they get to see probably every day. We had the privilege of travelling on aboriginal land as Sammy was accompanying us. He left us with an even greater respect for the custodians of the lands around Uluru. We were so pleased to purchase the book 'I Am Uluru', the story of Sammy and his forebears as Sammy had shown us original photos from the book and told us a little more of the struggles and victories of his recent ancestors in establishing and maintaining joint management of the National Park with the Commonwealth Government. We were lucky to have just the two of us on this tour and the only thing I would recommend, due to its length and need to get on and off quite a lot in order to enjoy the experience, is that you try for a bus load no bigger than 6-7. Although the bus can hold slightly more than this, it would be a bit uncomfortable especially in the heat (which we gratefully missed as we visited in May). Thoroughly recommend the tour and SEIT. As a result, we booked the SEIT Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge walk a few days later.

Graham C 2021-07-26

We went on 3 trips with Seit, each with a different guide who were all excellent, the standout trip though was with an additional local guide Ken. An unforgettable day for all of us, many thanks Graham

Sarah_W 2021-07-02

A fantastic cultural experience which allows you access to areas that you would not be allowed to enter normally. It is a honour to hear the story of the guide and his family history. The views from where he takes you to watch the sunset is breathtaking (it is the playground where he grew up). You learn the skills and the knowledge to hunt for grubs. Overall a great experience that is a must for anyone visiting the area

JanineW83 2021-05-23

Wonderful afternoon with Michael Uluru and Dan our S.E.I.T. guide. We met a Thorny Devil. Michael spotted the tiny creature by the road sunning in the sand. Dug for witchetty grubs and saw the land through Anangu eyes. This tour gives context for the whole experience of this sacred and marvellous place.

Meander324476 2021-05-22

It was fantastic to have Michael a traditional owner guiding us through his homeland. So interesting to see parts of the country tourists don’t get to share. This experience made us see central Australia through indigenous eyes. Truly unique. Thank you Dan the driver, Michael and SEIT.

Sandy T 2019-09-27

Gareth was an excellent tour guide. It was encouraging to meet a young positive Aboriginal role model in TJ and hear his ideas to move forward with Parks and with his people. Loved the whole tour.

Judith E 2019-09-19

Small group experience travelling into the private lands of the Anangu people with Ken, son of senior traditional owner, Sammy Wilson who shared the knowledge and teachings of their people. Beautiful views of Uluru and Kata Tjutu with sunset. Highly recommended for those seeking a first hand insight into this wonderful part of our country. Our 2 SEIT guides were very good joining Ken in stories and history.

TangoDCA 2019-06-04

Maika was our guide and Tom was our Anangu teacher. We drove over 100 km through the area, stopping and learning first hand the importance of the land and traditions. Felt very honored to be able to share this experience. Very impactful. A truly rewarding experience.

smallbore 2019-04-04

Nice afternoon tour with small group. Water available, and needed. Knowledgeable driver / tour guide and good value.

Inclusions

  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Touring in modern air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
  • Aboriginal host
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sunset drinks (non-alcoholic) and light snacks
  • Water to refill bottles on all vehicles

Features

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum 10 participants
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tickets are NOT required for this tour
  • Please wear covered shoes, full brimmed hat and bring sunscreen
  • Please bring bottled water
  • Please advise any particular dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Tour not suitable for infants under 5 years of age
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Tours are conducted in a travel bubble. The group travels together without sticking to social distancing measures, however the guide will ensure you are kept away from other travel bubbles in the area. Please BYO PPE as it will not be provided. A Covid 19 form is to be filled out on tour departure.