uluru holidays

Uluru

In the heart of Australia’s red centre sits Uluru (previously named Ayres Rock), this enormous sandstone rock is one of the most striking landmarks in Australia and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. It is a must visit on any Australian itinerary.

Sacred to the Aboriginal people of the region, the area is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory - a protected area 1,2017 miles South of Darwin and 270 miles South-West of Alice Springs. The park also contains the remarkable Kata Tjuta – also known as the Olgas – which are 36 domes of rock that erupt out of the desert landscape.

As a relatively remote landmark we advise that you take a couple of nights to really get under the skin of this iconic landmark. Walk around the base with an aboriginal guide and learn more about the heritage of the area, take a camel ride around the monolith and make sure you don’t miss the sunset. As the day comes to an end the landmark is lit up by the setting sun with fiery reds and soothing maroons.

Visiting Uluru

To visit Uluru on your holiday to Australia, see our example itineraries below or get in touch with one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants to tailor-make your trip.

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When to go to Uluru

The best time to visit Uluru, and most of the red centre, is between May and September. During this time the weather will be favourable – ranging from around 20 degrees centigrade to 30 degrees centigrade with minimal rain. Although, overnight temperatures can be very cold, so make sure you pack enough clothes! Between August and September are great months to see wildflowers.

How to get to Uluru

The easiest way to get to Uluru is to fly to the nearby airport of Ayers Rock/Connellan which is served by most of the major airports. Alternatively you could take a road trip to the destination through the outback.  If you are feeling luxurious why not take The Ghan – which runs from Darwin to Adelaide.