Uluru is the Australian continent’s most recognisable natural symbol. Sacred to the local Aboriginal people, it's a place immersed in the legends and stories of the Dreamtime, its iconic crags turning spectacular shades or red and amber at sunrise and sunset against the endless Outback.
It has great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners, who have inhabited the area for more than 22,000 years, and now lead tours uncovering the Dreamtime creation myths and unique flora and fauna associated with the area. Just 40km from Uluru, within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll discover The Olgas – a massive collection of monumental rock domes dating back 500 million years.
Top itineraries in Uluru
Discover the city sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
This tailor-made holiday combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.
Explore the delights of New South Wales before spending time in Australia’s cultural heart – the Red Centre. Finish your trip with a beach stay in tropical north Queensland.
Top places to stay in Uluru
Perfectly positioned for sunrise and sunset views over Uluru, Longitude 131º offers exclusivity and luxury in this uniquely Australian destination.
Something of a contrast with the rugged Uluru landscape, the soaring white canvas sails and recently refurbished five-star interior offer guests the best in luxury.
When to go to Uluru
With its monolithic beauty matched only by its fabled cultural significance, Uluru is one of the world’s must-see natural wonders. However, it’s nearly a 300 miles’ drive away from the nearest township, Alice Springs, and set among countless acres of sweeping arid outback; climate becomes especially important in what is essentially a desert. Those making the pilgrimage, then, are going to want the best weather for those perfect sunrises and raking sunsets.What time of year? If you plan on making an atmospheric base walk, getting up close to the mighty red sandstone, then you should look to the cooler months of the year in August to …
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