Uluru, through the eyes of its explorers
Have you ever visited a place where you have a sense of travelling back in time? Where you feel in constant awe of what nature is capable of creating? Where you wonder how it's possible for the sky to be filled with every colour of the rainbow? If so, read on for a taste of a trip to the magical and spiritual heart of Australia - Uluru. All of the photos below were taken by our explorers who visited Uluru and shared their special journeys with us by tagging #ExploreUluru on Facebook and Instagram.
DREAMY DAWNS & DUSKS
Watching the sunrise or sunset at Uluru and Kata Tjuta is like witnessing the world’s most spectacular show, as Mother Nature fills the sky with the most magnificent display of light and colour. Uluru explorer @aaroncollins.photo perfectly captured the sky’s colour rage from fluorescent orange to ultra violet.
Tip: To capture a photo like this one, head to the Sunset Carpark at dawn
A GARDEN THAT GLOWS
When darkness falls, the bright stars and this mesmerizing art installation bring the desert to life, captured beautifully by @jeffcolhoun. The sell-out success, Field of Light illuminates the desert floor in an unimaginable way. The best news? The exhibition has been extended until the end of 2020, so it’s not too late to tick it off your bucket list.
With over 50,000 spindles of light, nowhere else in the world will you witness such a spectacular combination of art and nature.
Tip: For an unparalleled experience and to capture this view for yourself book onto the ‘A Night at Field of Light’, combining the Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars with seeing the Field of Light.
Have you ever seen stars so bright? Here, @jaydidphoto has perfectly shot an iconic moment in the Aussie Outback at night: The Milky Way casting a gentle layer of light on Uluru.
Stargazing has never been more breathtaking than in the Australian Outback, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all astro-lovers. The minimal light pollution and low humidity allows you to explore the galaxy like never before.
Want to learn more about what it is you see in the night sky? The Family Astro Tours offers a wonderful introduction to astronomy, as their expert guides will take you through the evolution of the universe. Get ready to immerse yourself in how ancient cultures used the night sky, to exploring the sky and learning about constellations
READY FOR TAKEOFF
What better way to explore this astonishing scenery than from bird’s eye perspective? Enjoy 360 views of spectacular Uluru, Kata Tjuta and far beyond to Lake Amadeus, Kings Canyon and Gosses’ Bluff with an air adventure.
If you’re lucky, and take to the skies when the sun is in the perfect position, the rock will almost look like it’s ablaze. This picture was taken by @professional_helicopters just as the sun was setting over the rock – complete and utter perfection.
YOU AND ULURU
Imagine standing in the middle of the Aussie Outback faced with this giant monolith. It’s pretty unforgettable, just ask @tim_3006 who took this photo.
If you’d like to experience Uluru solo, there are various options that allow you to go at your own pace, with freedom and flexibility. Perhaps you’d like to walk, or hire a bike to explore the pathway around the base in a 15-kilometre adventure.
No matter how you choose to explore it, a visit to Australia’s spiritual heart is one that will leave you with unforgettable memories that turn you into a storyteller.