Visit Uluru

A group of people on camels infront of Uluru

Visit Uluru

One of Australia’s most recognised symbols, the enormous orange monolith of Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, dominates the desert skyline. It’s found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, also home to Kata Tjuta, a cluster of huge rocky domes otherwise known as The Olgas. To reach the park, head for Alice Springs and drive, or fly from any major city. You’ll need at least 3–4 days to see it all.

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Ayers Rock, Uluru
Australia's Red Centre

The giant sandstone monolith at Uluru, found among the swirling sands of the Red Centre, is one of Australia’s most iconic sights. Learn all about the sacred rock and perhaps take a walk around the base to learn more about its cultural significance. Don't miss Kata Tjuta,also known as the Olgas, whose 36 red domed peaks are well worth a look, and according to some are more impressive than Uluru.

Did you know?

Uluru at dusk

Uluru is over 600 million years old. Aboriginal people have lived near it for over 10,000 years, while the first tourists arrived in 1936.

Close up of Uluru

You can only see a small portion of Uluru above the ground. Below the sand, it extends 2.5km into the earth.

Uluru with wildflowers

Uluru is a monolith, meaning it is made up of one single piece of hard rock exposed by the erosion of its softer surrounds.

People posing at Uluru

Uluru is 348m tall, making it marginally taller than the Eiffel Tower and just 33m shy of the Empire State Building.

How to get around

Helicopter over Uluru

Take your pick

The nearest town to Uluru is Yulara, which is also where you’ll find the majority of the accommodation. If you fly into Ayers Rock Airport then most hotels include transfers or a shuttle bus to Yulara. Alternatively, you can fly into Alice Springs and hire a car or join a tour to reach Uluru. Once there, there are multiple options for exploring the rock itself. The local Aboriginal people consider Uluru a sacred place and prefer visitors not to climb it. Instead, hike or bike around it, or fly over it in a helicopter or light aircraft. 

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