Ayers Rock – Uluru A world heritage listed, Australian icon.
You haven’t truly experienced the great Australian Outback until you’ve seen Ayers Rock. Rising from the spinifex plains of the Northern Territories like some giant continental beacon, the sacred rock of Uluru is perhaps the ultimate icon of this great Southern Land. Despite its remote location, some 462km from Alice Springs, Ayers Rock continues to attract tourists, and for good reason. There’s simply no other geological feature like it anywhere in the world.
A National Treasure
Seeing it change several hues of terracotta and crimson as the sun sets over the tribal lands of the Pitjantjatjara is an unforgettable experience. Awaking in the morning to see the ‘lights switched on’ as the bold Outback sun illuminates Uluru is certainly spiritual. We’ve got every sandstone inch of the four million ton World Heritage site covered here ― how best to experience it, when to come and how to get here. Discover more about Australia’s iconic red centre, Uluru.
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Alice Springs is set within the largest area without light in the
world, with stargazers able to stare in awe at the galaxies every night during their stay. The town
is well-set up for tourism, with hotels, restaurants, car hire and tour offices offering the five-hour
trip to Uluru and the national park.
Most visitors would have seen photos featuring Uluru, but nothing prepares you for the
experience of being exposed to this expansive living cultural landscape. Experience many wonderful features
of this region, including Uluru or Ayers Rock, and Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas.
The Ayers Rock Resort is located within the town of Yulara to the north of the famous
landmark. This self-contained town features several hotels and two campgrounds, as well as a supermarket
and other useful facilities. Accommodation styles here range from camping to Longitude
131°, the area's five-star luxury resort. Ayers
The area around Uluru was settled thousands of years ago, and although it was ‘discovered’ by the
white man in the 1800s, Uluru and Aboriginal
culture are very much entwined today. In fact, Uluru is Australia's spiritual heart. Aboriginal
culture dictates that Uluru was formed by ancestral beings during Dreamtime.
Uluru Australia is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to Uluru (Ayers Rock). We are passionate about Australia's iconic red centre, its vast open landscapes and the unforgetable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss Uluru, its history, its environment, its wildlife and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as Uluru has inspired us.