How do you do Uluru?

How do you do Uluru?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/11/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Uluru, Australia’s stunning red centre, is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. People from across the world visit this gigantic monolith to marvel at its spectacular expanse, one that dwarfs the likes of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Statue of Liberty in scale!

There are two top ways you can experience Uluru for all its natural glory: with a base walk or twilight hours viewing. The base walk – which traverses an epic 10.6 km circumference around the great rock – will take around three and a half to four hours, in which you will take in the mesmerising flora and fauna that surrounds the site.

Another way to see Uluru, and one which we recommend enjoying alongside a base walk, is to gaze upon in the day’s twilight hours. Yes, Australia’s desert is incredible in the hours before sunrise and sunset, and this makes Uluru one of Australia’s most mesmerising sights at these times of day.

The twilight hours are when all wondrous hues of blue, gold, pink and purple dance through the sky and across the rock, creating what is surely one of the world’s most enchanting natural light shows!

These are the two best ways to experience Uluru, and they should be experienced alongside these other local adventures:

Kata Tjuta

You may not have heard of Kata Tjuta until you started researching your epic Uluru adventure, but what awaits you there is every bit as spectacular as the famous formation itself!

Kata Tjuta – as opposed to being one great formation – is a series of majestic dome-like structures that, if photographed, could easily fool people into thinking they were taken from the Mars Rover!

Not only is Kata Tjuta another one of the region’s incredible natural sites, but it’s also replete with amazing treks that take you through lush gulleys of native flora and abundant wildlife seeking to escape the desert heat!

Mutitjulu Waterhole

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park isn’t all desert Earth – there is also a wonderfully peaceful waterhole near Uluru’s base. Granted, you can’t swim in the Mutitjulu Waterhole, but it is one of the most gorgeously serene places you’ll find in the whole region.

Just sit back and watch as the peaceful waters play host to some of the Red Centre’s most fascinating wildlife, and you will understand all the more why this region is so perfectly mesmerising…

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.

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