Uluru Tours

Uluru, previously known around the world as Ayers Rock, is one of the most famous landmarks in Australia. Uluru is a mammoth sandstone formation that rises like a lone titan out of the sandy floor of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. Ayers Rock may have taken on a new name, but the captivating beauty and spiritual lure of this mystical place still holds an aura like no other place on earth.

Description of Uluru

Uluru stands a staggering 348 meters high, and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometers, though the largest portion of the rock’s base lies hidden underneath the desert sand. The rock itself holds great significant to the Anangu people, one of the oldest human societies on earth. It is most remembered for its remarkable ability to seemingly change colours throughout the day.

Getting There

There are Uluru Tours to suit everyone. You can choose a one day tour or several days. There are tours that depart and return to Alice Springs and others that depart from the Alice and finish in Adelaide.  You can also experience the natural wonders of the Australian Outback with a Scenic Flight by plane or helicopter.

Check out the different Uluru Tours available — Uluru Tours.

Here is an Example of a Uluru Day Tour

The Tour starts out early on the Stuart Highway. It travels along the West MacDonnell Ranges, a cluster of ridges that include Mount Zeil, Mount Liebig and Mount Sonder, the tallest mountains in the Northern Territory. You can make a roadside stop at Jim’s Place for a bit of breakfast. You’ll have to pay for your food, but it’s well worth it. After you’ve filled your belly, Uluru Tours guides you through the great plains of the Australian Outback in the Northern Territory.

You’ll see mighty desert oaks standing proudly on sandy ridges. Road trains like you’ve never seen before, a stunning view of Mount Connor…all while enjoying a complimentary Billy Tea or a nice refreshing, cool drink on your way to the desert resort town of Yulara, and then on to Uluru.

Once you’ve reached Uluru, you can take a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole and see real aboriginal art painted on rocks. You’ll learn a little about the law and culture of the Anangu people, and the legends that have been born out of this unique sandstone formation. You will see the magnificent flora and fauna that grow at Uluru, and walk right up to the base of this remarkable formation of nature. You will visit Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, a rolling cluster of rock domes, there are walking trails that bring you to remote waterholes and brisk valleys.

Here is a link to the above tour — Uluru Adventure from Alice Springs (884).

Getting Home

Before you leave this memorable place, you’ll get the chance to witness a richly-coloured sunset at Uluru while enjoying some sparkling wine or refreshing juice, and a tasty sunset buffet of cold meats, garden salads and tasty bread, before returning to Alice Springs. You can also see an on-board movie as you relax on your journey home.

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