Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a culturally significant natural landmark near the centre of Australia. This iconic sandstone rock formation is sacred to the native Pitjantjatjara Anangu people and is encircled by rock caves, ancient cave paintings and seasonal waterholes. Uluru is also world-famous for its changing colours during sunrise and sunset.
There are a variety of ways to experience Uluru, including the most popular option of visiting during sunrise or sunset. Watch as the sun’s rays transform the rock’s colour from ochre brown to burnt orange, fiery red and soft yellow. You can also opt to walk around the base of Uluru, which offers a completely different perspective of the waterholes, Sheoak trees and hidden caves.
Prefer a truly unique experience? Join a camel riding tour around Uluru to admire the impressive rock formation while learning about the Indigenous culture and history surrounding it. You also have the option to skydive over Uluru or cruise around the rock on a Harley Davidson motorbike.
Uluru is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park just under six hours’ drive from Alice Springs. You can also fly to Ayers Rock Airport daily from Sydney or Melbourne and take a tour to see the rock formation.