The majesty and splendour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock and The Olgas) has be seen to be understood. Plus, you can see the world famous Field of Light art installation until 2020.
A visit to Uluru is an unforgettable spiritual experience that will remain with you even after you have left.
Explore Australia’s most iconic landmark, walk or cycle around the base of this mammoth rock, marvel at its sheer size and learn about the traditional stories and facts about the local flora and fauna. The base walk or cycle is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru.
Make your way to one of the viewing platforms at either sunrise or sunset and witness the colours of the rock appearing to change in colour - a truly memorable sight.
We know that Uluru is already on your bucket list, but here are a few more suggestions we think you should add.
- Don't miss the annual festival Parrtjima, that takes over Alice Springs with ten nights of light installations from a number of aboriginal artists set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.
- See the Red Centre the way the 19th century cameleers did and Ride a camel at sunrise or sunset through the desert sand dunes.
- Attend a Sounds of Silence dinner, where your table is set on a secluded red sand dune under the outback sky, with clear views of Uluru as your backdrop.
- See Bruce Munro's incredible Field of Light art installation, a series of 50,000 frosted-glass spheres.
- Go see Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and get up close to these 32 massive dome shaped rocks, some of which are even taller than Uluru.
- Enjoy beautiful walks such as the 7.4 kilometre Valley of the Winds.
- Get a access to all areas and take a scenic flight over Uluru.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the great natural wonders of the world and the gem of the Red Centre, but this natural wonderland offers so much more.
There is so much to see and do when you visit Uluru.
Wake up early for a Desert Awakenings tour and watch the colours and sounds of Uluru awaken from the night while you learn about the history of the region.
Jump on the back of a camel at either sunrise or sunset for a ride through the desert sand dunes, or jump on the back of a Harley Davidson for a quick spin around the base of Uluru.
Visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the history and culture of the local Anangu people. Enjoy free afternon activities such as the Wakagetti dancers and spear throwing.
Be sure to experience the Sounds of Silence dinner, recognised in Australia's Tourism Hall of Fame - an unforgettable dining experience.
There are accommodation options to suit every budget from five star accommodation to a campground - or stay at Ayers Rock Resort for a true oasis in the desert.
Drive the 40 minutes to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and get up close to the 32 massive dome shaped rocks -some of which are taller than Uluru.
There are beautiful walking trails to enjoy here, ranging from easy strolls to longer, more difficult tracks. The short walk to the Kata Tjuta dune viewing area gives you a magnificent panoramic view of the domes.
The longest of the walking trails at 7.4km is the Valley of the Winds walk - somewhat steep but well worth the effort for breathtaking views between the domes and away from the crowds.
Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park
Venture three hours to the majestic Kings Canyon, located in the Watarrka National Park.
This spectacular canyon features 100 metre high ancient sandstone walls that have been sculptured by the elements.
Complete the six kilometre Rim Walk for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park and into the canyon itself. Along the way you'll see the weathered domes of the Lost City and the cool waterholes in the Garden of Eden.
The easier and shorter walk along Kings Creek takes you to a lookout point with magnificent views of the Canyon walls.
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Typical desert weather patterns make for warm to hot days and cold nights. May to September is a popular time of the year for visitors with clear skies and minimal rainfall. Rain is hard to predict but more likely to fall from October to March.
From the airport
Ayers Rock airport is located six kilometres from Ayers Rock Resort and 16km from Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Complimentary shuttle buses meet all scheduled Qantas flights and transfer customers between the airport and Ayers Rock Resort.
There is no taxi service available in the area.
In and around Ayers Rock Resort
The easiest way to get around the resort is by foot, all hotels including the campground are all within a 15 minute walk to the town square.
A free shuttle bus circulates the resort daily stopping at all hotels, campground, town square, visitors centre and Uluru Camel Farm.
To get out to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park you will need to hire a car or take one of the many guided tours.
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