Bike tours of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

YULARA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Uluru Motorcycle Tours is offering an authentic Harley Davidson experience, taking small groups on an unforgettable sightseeing tour of two iconic Australian landmarks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

“Our tours combine the thrill of being on a Harley with the breathtaking beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. This is a unique and exciting way to see these magnificent Australian landmarks,” said Ian Macpherson, manager of Uluru Motorcycle Tours & Uluru Express.

Groups of six to seven get to embark on motorbike trips around the 348 metre-high Uluru, or Ayers Rock, a large sandstone formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The Rock is sacred to the Anangu, an Aboriginal tribe from Central Australia.

Kata Tjuta, or the Olgas, a group of dome-shaped rock formations, is another site of significance. It is located about 40km west of Uluru, and its highest point, about 1,066 metres above sea level, belongs to Mt Olga.

The isolated rock formations, listed as World Heritage Sites, are breathtaking sights to behold across the valley of the National Park. They are known to glow red at dusk and dawn, and the Harley tours mostly take place during this time.

After a ride to the park, groups can view Uluru or Kata Tjuta with a breakfast of muffins and tea or coffee during sunrise; or during sunset with a bottle of champagne. The Kata Tjuta tours also include walks to Walpa Gorge, a desert bed with a walking trail.

An interesting option would be the Sandy View Ride Tour, where groups cruise on Harleys down the Lasseter Highway to a big sand dune, from which they are treated to gorgeous views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

The Uluru & Kata Tjuta Tour on the other hand is for groups with a limited time in the area, such as those waiting between flights. Here, the group is picked up at the airport or hotel and taken to the depot by a shuttle. From there, members of the group can each hop onto a Harley for a ride to Kata Tjuta. The trip continues on to Walpa Gorge, and ends with a stop at Uluru on the way back.

Groups have the option of customising their routes and booking Uluru Motorcycle Tours' four Harley Davidson Softail motorcycles for a longer time period. Also offered is a trike that seats three, with a weight restriction of 195kg.

Tour rates begin at A$95 (US$97) per person, inclusive of motorcycle use, food and beverages, gas, use of helmets and jackets and insurance. Rates exclude the park’s admission fee of A$25 (US$26) per person for a three-day pass. For group rates, quotations will be made upon booking and will depend on the group's preferred tour and requirements (number of people borrowing the bikes, time period and distance for which the bikes will be borrowed).

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Johna Baylon


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