Visiting Uluru

Ayers Rock, or Uluru, is Australia the way you imagined it: fiery red sandstone rising 1,100 feet over an outback that stretches to desert-ringed Alice Springs and the tropics of Darwin. There is no better place to experience Aboriginal culture than here in the Red Centre, or to see what it holds sacred. In a land bursting with nature’s fantastical whims, Ayers Rock is a high point.... Read More Ayers Rock, or Uluru, is Australia the way you imagined it: fiery red sandstone rising 1,100 feet over an outback that stretches to desert-ringed Alice Springs and the tropics of Darwin. There is no better place to experience Aboriginal culture than here in the Red Centre, or to see what it holds sacred. In a land bursting with nature’s fantastical whims, Ayers Rock is a high point.    Close

Stories and Tips Uluru

Other Tours Available

Written by Linda Kaye on 10 Jul, 2001

Almost all of the following tours can be book at the Tour Center when you arrive at Ayers Rock Resort or can be arranged ahead of time over the internet. Motorcycle Tours: Passengers are picked up from their accommodations at the Resort on Harley Davidson…Read More


Dick Shiner

Written by rxshine on 18 Jul, 2003

Day 1 -- We had an early morning double decker bus and got a good second story viewing seat. We passed over the second and third largest rivers in the world , measured by water flow and the Fink river which is the largest…Read More


The outback is *really* far away - a perspective

Written by spuguru on 14 Dec, 2000

Most tourists fail to realize that Australia is the nearly the same size as the US. What sane person would plan a two week vacation with stops in Florida, New York, Colorado, and Florida again? Then again, the outback offers rock formations and hikes…Read More


Uluru (Ayer's Rock)

Written by spuguru on 14 Dec, 2000

An unbelievable formation - depending on the conditions when you arrive it may look even more impressive that you expected. The colors vary widely based on lighting - orange/red/purple. Okay, you came all this way, now you've made it - you're here. You've seen it,…Read More


Dining Under the Stars (not the Southern Cross)

Written by Carmen on 19 Jan, 2006

Our tour organized a dinner for us and some other tour groups to have an Outback dining experience. The tourist-without-a-tour-group version of this is called the Sounds of Silence dinner. I’d actually booked the Sounds of Silence dinner in advance (advanced bookings are essential) because…Read More


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Ayers Rock/Uluru

Written by andy_d on 14 Jun, 2006

I visited this location as part of a package tour with Globus Tours (highly recommend--have traveled with them and Cosmos, a sister company, before).I was impressed with the bus driver's knowledge regarding the Aborigine culture and how it relates to the area. Uluru was…Read More


A quick escape from the resort crowds

Written by spuguru on 14 Dec, 2000

Everyone needs solitude now and then. When you do, don't lock yourself in your hotel room! Instead, head to the small hiking trails just behind the hotel complexes. Almost noone ever goes there, tired from all the other hiking they have done. It's a romantic…Read More


Kata Tjuta (The Olgas or Mt. Olga)

Written by spuguru on 14 Dec, 2000

This place is even more sacred than Uluru. So much so, that you may not walk around it or climb it at all. It is still used by the aboriginal people's for ceremonies (such as entering into adulthood). Only two trails are open to the…Read More


Maraku Arts & Crafts Centre and Cultural Centre

Written by spuguru on 14 Dec, 2000

This complex is near the base of Uluru and is the best spot to easily learn about aborginal culture and history. The Arts and Craft Centre offers demonstrations of techniques used to create the goods you may purchase in the shop - weaving, painting etc.…Read More


Part 1

Written by lipsmack_the_shrew on 07 Jul, 2005

So, on day two of my Wayward Bus tour of the Red Centre of Australia, having risen at 5am and done a 7-kilometre walk before 10am, I was, understandably, feeling rather tired. So, on the bus back to the campsite, I slept. We then pulled…Read More


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