Can you do Uluru without a tour?

Can you do Uluru without a tour?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/13/2021

Reading time: 2 mins

Uluru is, undoubtedly, one of the ultimate symbols of Australia.

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A monolithic sandstone formation jutting out of the red earth, people come from all over the world to view its extreme magnitude!

Naturally, you can walk around the base of Uluru without a tour, but as magnificent as Uluru is, it’s best enjoyed learning all about the rock’s history and why it’s such a sacred landmark to local Anangu people.

Tours are the perfect way to find out everything about this surreal sandstone rock, as well as its neighbour, the ever-majestic Kata Tjuta. Trust us, Uluru is such a special place that you will certainly want to get to know it on a more detailed level while marvelling at its reddish hues.

So, now that we’ve covered the tour/no tour dilemma, let’s talk about some of the amazing experiences that await you in the great Aussie red centre…

  • Enjoy the rock at sunrise or sunset

    Uluru is made even more stunning by the way the sunlight bounces off it at different times of the day. At sunrise, and sunset, the rock comes alive, with golden beams dancing on the formation’s ruddy blushes. Viewing Uluru in the twilight hours is one of the most memorable sights you will ever hope to see, with gorgeous hues shimmering on the rock and through the desertous sky.

  • Experience the impressive Kata Tjuta

    Kata Tjuta, whilst not as instantly recognisable as Uluru, is just as incredible! These magnificent dome formations are located near Uluru, and form part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wander through the serene Valley of the Winds, a passage leading through Kata Tjuta that serves as a shelter for the region’s flora and fauna, before marvelling at the giant domed formations and their otherworldly shapes!

  • Take in the serenity at Mutitjulu Waterhole

    The Mutitjulu Waterhole is certainly one of the quietest and most tranquil parts of the national park, a gorgeously serene paradise located just a short distance from the giant rock itself.

    This is a place where you can sit back, relax and forget time, especially after a long day’s touring such majestic landmarks! There is plenty of smooth, flowing water and unique bird species that come to recharge at the waterhole, making it a most peaceful place to relax.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.