Flew in June 10th and returned home on June 16th. Included 6 nights accommodation in cabins at the campground, entry into the National Park, tickets to see His Holiness, private guided tours around the base of Uluru, to the Valley of the Winds, Kata Tjuta, & to Cave Hill Rock Art site, sunrise and sunset viewing of the rock, transfers from and to airport, visit to the Cultural Centre, free time to rest by the many swimming pools etc. Contact us for the itinerary now if you are interested in joining us for future trips as very limited numbers.
The beautiful photo above was taken by Gwenn Starr.
Experience a day with Anangu traditional owners out on their lands, learning about local culture and the ‘Tjukurpa’ (traditional law/lore), bush tucker and medicines. This is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and interact with the local people and see how they survive in this harsh environment. Depending on the season you visit the area, you could experience digging for witchetty grubs, eating bush lollies, drinking grevillea ‘lemonade’ or eating honey ants. You will also see how to make ‘Kiti’ (spinifex glue) and its many uses, as well as learn about the many medicinal plants in the area.
Walk around the base of the rock while listening to stories of the Dreamtime. A lot of visitors come to Uluru just to climb the rock and view the sunset, but the Anangu prefer that we don’t climb, suggesting that we walk around the base instead. It makes the locals sad that visitors swarm like ants over the tracks of their ancestors simply to get to the top. There is much more to be learnt by visiting the sites around the base of Uluru including rock art sites.
You will also be guided through the brilliant desert night sky with stories from a variety of cultures from around the world and will learn to recognize some of the constellations & planets and gain a greater insight into our place in space. Geoff, who will be your guide has experience as a ranger & a tour guide at Uluru, as well as a night sky guide for the ‘Sounds of Silence’ several years ago.
Walk the Valley of the Winds and Olga Gorge at Kata Tjuta, visit the Cultural Centre at Uluru & a day trip to Cave Hill Rock Art Site, place of the Seven Sisters Dreaming.
Visit Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and walk the rim to places like the Garden of Eden and the Lost City, plus Kings Creek Station. Also visit the East and West MacDonnell Ranges with places such as Simpson’s Gap, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Bighole, Standley Chasm, Trephina Gorge, Jessie & Emily Gaps etc. Also Alice Springs & the Desert Park, galleries, museums etc. and spend a day with a traditional healer or Nungkari, Frank Ansell, where everyone who wishes will receive a healing and jar of his bush medicine to take home with them.
We will be staying in self-contained cabins at Yulara Campground, Kings Canyon Resort and Alice Springs Holiday Park and there will be free time to do your own thing like Scenic flights and Camel rides, dinner in the desert, Harley rides and swimming in the pools.
It was fantastic ! We had a great time. There are many beautiful and amazing places to see. The local indigenous stories add to the enjoyment and appreciation of the areas. The indigenous hosts we met are friendly and generous in sharing their knowledge and stories. We felt genuinely welcomed by them. All with wonderful travelling companions. Faye and Ted, 2013
Hi Judy! How have you been? Life has taken many interesting turns for me. All good though! Can’t believe how much my life has changed since my trip to Uluru with you both! That trip was a catalyst that completely turned my life in a different direction! I think it was the grounding & earthing effect! I’m so grateful to you both for that! Carolyn Greer
Just wanted to say another thank you to you and Geoff for all you provided on our trip to Uluru. I had a feeling it would be an amazing journey and it was. Thanks so much for your organization and the care and love you and Geoff offered from the moment we started out. Anne, Sept 2006
To Dear Judy,
Just a note to say THANKYOU for all the work you did in organizing Uluru. Certainly a wonderful experience and a magical place; highlighted also by Geoff’s knowledge of the area and wonderful stories of myths and legends. A wonderful insight of the stars and planets has inspired me to do more stargazing. A great experience for the reconnection to our Earth Mother. Sandra Sept 2006
Hi Geoff and Judy,
Just would like to thank both of you for such an amazing trip!! It was not only one of the best learning experiences I’ve had yet but an extremely enjoyable one!! It was great to meet new people and the memories will last forever. We will stay in good contact and I’m looking forward to going on another trip with you in the near future. Sincere thanks once again. John Messfeldt, 2008
Dear Jude & Geoff,
Just wanted to say a big thank-you for such an awesome trip to Uluru. I appreciate all of your organizing which allowed me to really relax and take everything in. Thank-you both for your patience and understanding when “my stuff” was moving. It was wonderful to feel so loved and supported. Zia Dora, 2009