We couldn’t share our picks for the Red Centre’s top natural wonders without mentioning the world-famous Uluru, could we? Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru rises 348 metres above the desert floor. A living cultural landscape brimming with ancient Indigenous culture and spirituality, few places on Earth compare to Uluru. In fact, it is often referred to as Australia’s beating heart.
One of our favourite things about Uluru is just how many different ways there are to experience this ancient wonder. Hikers can walk around the 10.6km base on foot, or put the pedal to the metal on a bicycle. Looking for a more unique way to circle this distinct natural wonder? Hop aboard a segway, the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle[CE1] , You can also get a brilliant bird’ s-eye view of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and the surrounding landscape by taking to the skies for a helicopter ride or scenic flight.
Whether you choose to explore on your own or as part of an expert-led guided tour, you’ll have an unbelievable opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous Anangu [CE2] and their culture, as well as the ancient rock art, flora, and fauna.
Fast Fact: Sunrise and sunset are especially spectacular at Uluru. Two of the best ways to experience them are from one of the viewing platforms or as part of a guided tour.
See The Best of the Red Centre From Ayers Rock Resort
When it comes to exploring the Northern Territory’s natural wonders, Ayers Rock Resort is the perfect base. You’ll have easy access to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, as well as a wide range of accommodations, shops, restaurants, and experiences. There are even plenty of free guest activities to learn more about Aboriginal culture and taste some authentic bush tucker.
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[CE1]Camels are not permitted in the national park
[CE2]‘Anangu’ means people in Pitjantjatjara