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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.

Photo: Ayers Rock – Uluru

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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Experiences at Uluru + Kata Tjuta

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.

Alice Springs

Photo: Alice Springs

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.

Photo: Ayers Rock Resort

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 Rock Resort.

Uluru + Aboriginal Culture

Photo: Uluru and Aboriginal culture

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.

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