You haven’t truly experienced the great Australian Outback until you’ve seen Ayers Rock. Rising from the spinifex plains of Australia’s Northern Territory 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.
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.
How big is Uluru? How tall and wide is Uluru? Where is Uluru? What is Uluru made of? This special iconic place invokes so many questions – see our Uluru Facts page to get all the answers. How was Uluru formed? How long does it take to walk around Uluru? Can I climb Uluru?