With its impressive setting, seemingly rising up out of nowhere and its ever-changing colours throughout the day, Ayers Rock/Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. Situated in Australia’s vast Northern Territory, this huge sandstone rock has existed for millions of years and has deep spiritual significance for its aboriginal owners.


Although many travellers know it by the name of Ayers Rock, it was returned in the mid 1980’s to the Aboriginal Anangu people, preserving its original name of Uluru. The Rock is best viewed at sunrise and sunset and there are various dinner or breakfast tours to enjoy the experience in style and comfort.

Most visitors to the area stay in the nearby town of Yulara which was built specifically for tourists and has a great selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets offering a great base to explore and enjoy the area.

Visiting this area is not all about visiting the grand monolith as you will also experience the beauty of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in which Uluru stands. The park offers many action-packed activities and attractions such as camel rides across the desert, motor cycle rides and various guided walks. The lesser known Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) meaning ‘many heads’ which is also situated in the park is definite must-see. Lying about 50km drive from Uluru, the Olgas is a group of huge rocks with a beautiful valley in between them. You can explore them by guided walks or, to get a real sense of their enormity, discover the whole area by helicopter ride.