Discover Magical Uluru
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km by road. Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Uluru - or Ayers Rock - is Australia's proud symbol, and site of spiritual significance for the Anangu people. Like an iceberg, it's believed that only a third of the big red rock lies above ground.
What we can see measures 3.6 km (2.5 miles) long, 348 meters (1,141 feet) tall, so Uluru is an awfully big rock.
Ayers Rock is known for its fabulous colors at dawn and sunset, when the pitted rock surface turns from ocher brown to a rich burnished orange.
Walking tracks lead around the base of the rock, ranging from easy 45-minute strolls to the circumnavigation which can take up to four hours and passes caves, paintings and sacred sites. The Anangu people ask visitors not to climb their sacred rock, and it is a dangerously steep and windy ascent.
Instead, taking a tour led by the Anangu is a very rewarding experience, as is visiting their cultural center to learn the Dreamtime stories and cultural significance of the site.
• Tours of Uluru / Ayers Rock
What could be better than a tranquil Uluru sunrise tour and base walk, followed by a hang-on-to-your-hats lap around Ayers Rock on the back of a Harley Davidson! This tour gives you the best of both worlds, showing you Uluru up-close on a spiritually charged sunrise viewing, following by a base walk, then taking you whizzing around the base on a one-hour Harley adventure.
Combining the beauty of the outback sunrise , the mystery of Indigenous cave paintings and the excitement of a motorbike ride, enjoy three great Uluru experiences in one tour …