Uluṟu, or Ayers Rock as it’s also known, is the spiritual red heart of the Australian Outback. Steeped in myth and mystery, Australia’s red centre affords visitors an opportunity to experience one of the nation’s spiritual heartlands. Take a tour of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park and marvel at the awe-inspiring size and spiritual significance of one of Australia’s most respected natural wonders.
Don’t miss these Uluru attractions
- Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)
- Sounds of Silence dining experience
- Four-wheel driving
- Camel safari
Coaches, motorbikes and safaris
Organised tours are one of the most effective ways to view this expansive region and include luxury coaches, motorbike tours, overnight adventures and week-long escapades. Most trips depart from Alice Springs, however some leave from further afield in Darwin and Adelaide as well.
Longer tours average four days and meander through some truly ethereal landscapes featuring ancient cave paintings at Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas), the cavernous Kings Canyon, the Devil’s Marbles and Mataranka. Whether you splurge on a lavish experience or camp out under the stars, there’s a tour to suit every type of traveller and budget.
Exploring the Rock
Uluṟu draws in people from all over the world. Some visitors may choose to climb the colossal structure, however out of respect to its traditional owners – and a canny attempt to save your legs – consider an exciting camel safari instead. Well-timed four-wheel drive tours let you view the visually stunning surrounds in the light of dusk or dawn.
Other tours include expeditions to the flat-topped Mount Connor and Indigenous experiences to the culturally significant Cave Hill. You can book a scenic helicopter flight and enjoy the stunning Kata Tjuṯa (Olgas) with spectacular panoramic views which stretch as far as the eye can see. Don’t think you’ve left a gourmet dining experience back in town either. The Sounds of Silence Ayers Rock Resort offers fine dining under a magnificent star-studded outback sky.