Located almost directly in the centre of the Australian continent, Uluru has an ancient and mystic presence that leaves every visitor in awe due to its combination of sheer scale and raw isolation.
Here you will encounter evidence of an ancient civilisation by visiting sites that feature ancient rock art and you can learn about its significance to the indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia.
Uluru can be experienced in a variety of ways; while walking the base tends to be the most popular method, soaring over the landscape aboard a helicopter can be even more breathtaking, while no trip to Uluru is complete without hopping astride a camel for a ride with the rock in the distance.
Uluru itself is not the only highlight that can be found in the nearby area – relatively short journeys will let you experience other epic and visually stunning Aussie outback icons.
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Climb it, fly over it, learn about it, ride past it – there are many ways to experience the iconic Uluru.
When to visit
Visiting Uluru is a once in a lifetime journey for most, ensure you travel at the best possible time by reading this article.
How big is it compared to other landmarks? Find out a range of interesting facts about the rock here.
We break down what kind of weather you can expect on your visit to the dry Aussie outback.
Here we detail your options for navigating your way around Uluru/Ayers Rock.
Be sure to set aside enough time to travel to and from this iconic landmark. See our tips here.
See our full range of tours, activities and attractions in Uluru/Ayers Rock.
Other must-see sights worth mentioning include The Olgas / Kata Tjuta, the sweeping gorge of Kings Canyon, and the rugged, gap-filled mountains of the MacDonnell Ranges – each of which offers its own unique spectacle and reflection of Red Centre character.
There’s a variety of reasons why Uluru has become a world-famous symbol of Australia as a whole – yet one that cannot be fully appreciated without seeing the giant monolith in person. To get the most out of your journey to Uluru, our detailed guides above highlight such popular topics as the top things to do in the area, best time of year to visit, and much more.