Uluru, Central Australia

Tours through Uluru

"Uluru" is the local Anangu Aboriginal peoples name for Ayers Rock which is truly one of the great wonders of the natural world. This huge rock rises 348 meters above the surrounding spinifex covered plains of the Great Australian Outback. The Uluru region, together with "Katu Tjuta", (which is the Aboriginal name for the nearby "Olga's"), has enormous spiritual significance for the local Anangu people. This is one of the world’s most visited sites with a high percentage of travelers who visit Australia placing Uluru high on their list of must see icons of Australian tourism destinations.

Uluru is as awesome in its size as it is for its changing hues as the sun strikes it from different angles during the course of the day. It is especially beautiful at sunset when the shadows of the afternoon blend with the last rays of the setting sun. It changes colour from deep red through to purples and blues and it is a perfect way to end the day sitting and watching with a cold drink while the twilight colour show entertains you. Around the perimeter of Uluru are many caves and overhangs that also have significance to the local people. A walking tour with an Aboriginal guide is the best way to experience this fantastic place. You will learn about Uluru’s dreamtime significance while viewing ancient rock carvings and gallery’s.

About 10 kilometers to the west of Uluru is the town of Yulara which is where the Ayers Rock resort and accommodation center for tourists visiting Uluru. The town has its own airport with regular flights from Australia’s east coast and from Darwin in the north. Yulara is also connected to the Stuart Highway by a sealed road so those travelling by car, Helicopter Transfers campervan or motor home can reach it in comfort. There are also day tours to the rock from Alice Springs which is about 400 kilometers away. Ayres rock resort is situated at Yulara and operated by Voyages Resorts. It has a wide range of facilities and accommodation, including hotel and apartment accommodation, so that everyone is catered for. There is a caravan park and camping area as well as backpacker accommodation. The resort has five different ranges of accommodation ranging from family apartments through to magnificent five star luxury resorts.

There are plenty of things to do in Uluru, so if Uluru in the Northern Territory, is part of your travel itinerary then let us help you make all of the necessary arrangements.

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