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Best activities to try in Uluru

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Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. It’s one of the country’s most iconic landmarks and holds immense cultural significance for the Anangu people, the land’s traditional custodians. Uluru is not just a rock – it’s a living cultural landscape that tells the stories of the Anangu’s creation beliefs and their ongoing connection to the land.

The rock’s unique geological formation, stunning colours that change with the sun’s position, and the spirituality surrounding it make it an extraordinary place. It’s no wonder that Uluru is a must-visit destination for tourists from around the world who come to experience the magic of this ancient and sacred site.

What is the best way to experience Uluru?

1 Enjoy an afternoon visiting Uluru’s sacred sites

The tour includes a wine and cheeseboard, which is the perfect way to unwind and take in the stunning sunset views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Whether you’re a nature lover or simply looking for a unique and educational experience, the Sacred Sites of Uluru Sunset Tour is to be noticed.

2 Make a loop around the base of Uluru via Segway

During the tour, you will glide on a Segway around the base of Uluru, passing through stunning landscapes and learning about the cultural significance of this sacred site. It’s a perfect alternative to the Uluru base walk if you’re looking for a fun way to explore the area without getting tired. Overall, the Uluru Base Segway Tour at sunrise is a fantastic adventure you’ll remember forever.

uluru base walk

3 Enjoy a private Aboriginal Guided Tour

Your guide will explain the significance of each food and how it was traditionally prepared and consumed. It’s a fascinating and delicious way to learn about the land and its people. Overall, a private tour is the best way to understand the area, its history, and its people.

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4 Immerse yourself in an Aboriginal Art & Culture Experience

5 Enjoy a Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds walk

The tour also includes visiting the Valley of the Winds, where you can take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. To top it off, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast while enjoying the Australian outback’s serene beauty. It’s a perfect way to start your day and immerse yourself in the area’s natural wonders.

Valley of the Winds - Uluru

6 Explore Kings Canyon

From there, you’ll journey through the park’s rugged terrain, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. With its spectacular scenery, rich cultural heritage, and diverse wildlife, Watarrka National Park is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the region. And with the Kings Canyon full-day tour, you’ll have the chance to experience the park’s many wonders firsthand.

Kings Canyon

7 Be mesmerised by the Field of Light

To top it off, you can enjoy a hot drink while enjoying the artwork’s beauty and the surrounding landscape. It’s the perfect way to start your day, an experience you’ll cherish forever.

8 Uluru 15-Minute Helicopter Experience

The sweeping views above are breathtaking and provide a unique perspective on this natural wonder. The helicopter ride is smooth and comfortable, and the expert pilot will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey. Whether you’re an adventurous traveller or a natural beauty lover, the Uluru Helicopter Experience is an absolute must-do.

9 Enjoy the changing colours of Uluru at sunset

After sunset, you’ll travel to an exclusive location for a gourmet BBQ dinner under the stars. The clear night sky, the sounds of nature, and the smell of delicious food will make you feel like you’re in a dream. It’s a perfect opportunity to relax, reflect on the day, and create unforgettable memories.

Uluru at sunset

10 Enjoy a unique dining experience

Sounds of Silence Uluru is an unforgettable experience that allows guests to enjoy a night of serene stargazing in the heart of the Australian Outback. As the sun sets over Uluru, you are treated to sparkling wine and a gourmet BBQ dinner, followed by an evening of stargazing with an expert astronomer.

The vastness of the desert and the lack of light pollution make for an incredible stargazing experience, with guests able to see the Milky Way and other celestial wonders in stunning detail. The desert’s stillness and the night’s quiet make for a genuinely peaceful and awe-inspiring experience that is not to be missed.

Sound of Silence

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Frequently asked Questions

  • What activities do people do at Uluru? – well as you can see from the article there is plenty to do in this beautiful spot.
  • What is the best way to experience Uluru? – You can do many things on your own, however a local guide who is an expert in the area, will give you much more than just information but they can give you local knowledge of the area, the history and the allow you the chance to immerse yourself in the land and it’s surroundings.
  • What is the most interesting thing about Uluru?– By far, it is the rock itself, the history and the knowledge that surround it.
  • What are your thoughts on Uluru Do you think its worth seeing for an Australian who has visited it before?– Absoloutely! I have been a couple of times and I am excited to go again.
  • What is the best way to get to Uluru?– It really depends on where you are coming from, you can fly direct from most major cities or you can drive from places like Alice Springs.
  • Can you walk around Ayers Rock without a guide? – Yes, you can! However, you still need to pay the park admission fee.
  • Is Alice Springs Australia worth visiting? – Yes, it is! There many things there that you won’t find at Uluru.
  • What are the pros and cons of hiking to Uluru versus climbing it?– As of 2017, you can no longer climb it.
  • Where might someone visiting Australia for the first time go for a genuine experience in the Outback? – There are many places in Australia that you can have a real experience of the outback but there is nothing quite like Uluru.
  • What are the must see places in Australia in terms of natural beauty adventure? -There are many places to see in Australia for natural beauty outside of Uluru, there is the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, the amazing tracks of Cradle Mountain and the fantastic beaches that Sydney provide, just to name a few.
  • Are there any less touristy places in Australia where one can still enjoy nature without large crowds?– Surprisingly, there are not too many big crowds in Uluru compared to places like Sydney or Melbourne attractions.
  • Are there any hidden gems that are worth checking out?– There are many activities and hidden gems mentioned in this article.
  • Why was climbing Uluru banned?– Climbing Uluru is banned out of respect for the cultural significance and wishes of teh traditional owners of the land, who consider it a sacred site.


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