Take a journey into the red centre of Australia and witness one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Uluru is a place with deep cultural and spiritual significance that leaves many travellers transformed.
What To Do
Spend some time exploring the surrounds of Uluru and experience this majestic location at multiple times of day.
The best way to grasp the sheer size of Uluru is to take a walk around the base. Almost 10 kilometres around, the walk allows you to get up close to the famous rock, get a glimpse into hidden caves, see ancient rock art, and relax by the waterholes. A guided tour with an Indigenous guide gives you the opportunity to learn about the culture of this highly significant place.
Sunrise and Sunset
You can’t miss a sunrise or a sunset at Uluru. As day turns into night, the colours of this big red rock shift dramatically before your eyes. Watch as nature puts on a spectacle unmatched anywhere in the world.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Culture Centre
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta Culture Centre is a great first stop for visitors to Uluru. Gain insights into the culture of the traditional owners of the land, find out more about activities and tours, and learn about the Dreamtime. Also located here is the award-winning Maruku Art Gallery, which boasts a wide range of traditional paintings, woodwork and woven baskets. You can even take part in a workshop with a local artist.
Why not combine enjoying the incredible views of Uluru with a world-class dining experience? Eat and drink under a canopy of stars and enjoy outback fare in this unique desert location. Dining packages are available to suit a range of budgets.
How to Get Here
Despite its remoteness, there are many options for visitors hoping to travel to Uluru. The Ayers Rock/Connellan Airport is located close to the National Park, and has flights from all major centres including Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. International travellers will need to come via one of these cities.
When driving, Uluru is 465 kilometres, or about five and a half hours, from Alice Springs. A road trip through the outback is a great way to experience this part of Australia. There are also organised tours leaving from many capitals, so you can sit back and let someone else manage the transport.
You must have a park pass (pre-purchased online) to enter the Kata Tjuta National Park.
Things To Know
This part of Australia is extremely hot and travellers should be aware of high temperatures, especially from October to March. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
There is no accommodation within Kata Tjuta National Park. Most visitors choose to stay nearby and arrange a car or tour to visit Uluru.
Phone and internet
There is not much reception in this remote part of the world. If you need anything, it is best to have this downloaded ahead of time. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta Culture Centre offers free WiFi that can be used by visitors.