How far is Uluru from the resort?

How far is Uluru from the resort?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/25/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock, is a massive red sandstone monolith in the middle of the outback in the Northern Territory.

Uluru is a sacred site and the resting place for past ancient spirits of the Anangu people, who still own the land today. Uluru is in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and is said to be formed about 500 million years ago. Not only is Uluru important to Indigenous people, it is also known all around the world. Visitors from all over the world come to see Uluru, making it one of the most popular natural sites in Australia.

Located just over 20 kilometres from the Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru is about a 25-minute drive from the resort. This is the closest resort to Uluru, and offers many experiences and dining options. It’s almost like you’re not in the middle of Australian red desert.

The toughest part about arriving at the national park to visit Uluru is working out how you want to see it. During the day, sunrise, sunset or walking around it? We’ve made a list of some of the adventures you can take while visiting Uluru.

View Uluru at sunrise or sunset

Viewing Uluru at sunrise and sunset is one of the best ways to see the famous sandstone landmark. The sunrise is an early start to the day, but it is a morning you’ll remember. You’ll be in awe watching the light slowly hit Uluru as the sun rays coming across the sky. But if waking up early isn’t your thing, sunset viewing is another great opportunity to look at Uluru with the sky presenting in orange, red and purple colours. The Northern Territory has some of the best sunsets in Australia. Having Uluru in sight during a sunset before the night sky takes over is an an essential experience.

Walking tours

There are many walking tours you can do when visiting Uluru. One of the most popular walks is the base walk, where you hike all around Uluru. It is about a three hour walk where you can learn more about the rock and connect with it. Another popular tour is the Valley of the Winds where you can walk through the natural canyons which cut through the towering carved domes of the Olga’s.

Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Visiting the Aboriginal Culture Centre is a great way to learn more and understand Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Anangu people and their culture. While visiting the centre you can see the exhibits and participate in some of their free presentations with Anangu and park rangers. There are Aboriginal art galleries and many community-owned shops for you to pay a visit and support.

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.