How can you see Uluru?

How can you see Uluru?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/22/2019

Reading time: 2 mins

Uluru is pretty large, surely it’s easy to see, right?

Uluru is undoubtedly one of the world’s most recognisable natural landmarks. The striking red rock sits amidst the harsh Aussie outback, known to locals a historic and sacred site. Its magnificence is breathtaking, with photos never doing it justice. Millions of travellers make their way to this incredible site every year, marvelling at this mesmerising natural wonder. But what is the best way to see this extraordinary site?

  • Sunset and Sunrise

    Witnessing the Sunset and Sunrise at Uluru defiantly should be on the top of your bucket list. Sunsets and Sunrises are beautiful anywhere, but the changing colours of Uluru make this an unforgettable experience. The sun rays burst with colour at the beginning and at end of the day, with bright reds, oranges, and pinks all blending together. When at the Uluru, the reflections of the light on the rock enhance the vivid colours. Turning the rock’s usual original rusty colour into a stunningly bright red. This spectacle has grown in popularity, with now a set lookout point for each point in the day. You can easily take a tour or make your own way there to experience this extraordinary sight first hand.

  • Circle the Base

    Seeing the Uluru both up close and personal is defiantly a worthwhile experience. Although a large portion of travellers would prefer to climb the Uluru, it is frowned upon to do so. This is due to the Anangu the local aboriginal tribe, who wish visitors would do not partake in this activity. As it is a sacred site and climbing on it disrespects both the community and the aboriginal culture. Instead, walking around the base is the best way to see this beauty. Guided tours with professional staff offer inside knowledge of Uluru and the culture of Aboriginal.

  • Kata Tjuta Dune viewing area

    If you want to see the rock from afar, this viewing area is best on offer. Promising you panoramic views of the lush bushland of grassy hills and orange sand surrounding Uluru. The lookout is an easy, scenic stroll from the carpark, making it easily accessible for any traveller.

  • From the Air

    For a truly one of a kind experiences, take to the air by helicopter! Flying every day of the year, the helicopter offers a 15-minute drive above the incredible rock red and surrounds.

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.