Uluru, or Ayers Rock may be the most recognised landmark in all of Australia. With tours leaving daily from Alice Springs to the big red rock in the centre of the country, Uluru is a destination that shouldn’t be missed. Its unbelievable scenery, uncanny sunrise and sunset colours, and its rich history, has Ayers Rock on top of the list for the best of what Australia has to offer.
Uluru is situated in Kata Tjuta National Park, some 440 kilometres away from the closest town of Alice Springs. Tours from Alice Springs to Uluru are some of the best tours in all of Australia. Not only do you get to see the real ‘red dirt’ of the centre of the country, you get to hear the stories as well. Your tour guide is well equipped with stories of the land, the rock, and the aboriginal community that resides around Ayers Rock.
The national park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it is a unique and historical area of Australia. Millions of tourists make their journey to the centre of Australia every year to experience one of the most beautiful places in the world. Because of the uniqueness of the area, visitors are only allowed to stay a maximum of three nights at one time. In those three nights, tourist operators make sure you catch a sunrise and sunset at Ayers Rock. The sunrise brings out the most vivid red and orange hues from the dirt and the sandstone rock as the sun travels up and over Uluru. Sunset brings out the incredible purple and blue hues set against Ayers Rock until the sun disappears from the horizon.
The car park available to watch both of these spectacular moments are filled daily and nightly with campervans, cars, and big tour buses, all ready with their cameras for the perfect moment to shoot. There is also a fantastic cultural visitor centre by Uluru that is full of stories, legends, and myths about the area and the Aboriginal community. Here you will be able to understand more of their stories and why they believe Ayers Rock is a spiritual location.
Tours from Alice Springs are a great way to visit the national park, especially if you are on a budget. They include your accommodation, an experienced guide who will be able to tell you local insider information to the area, and an up-close-and-personal with the aboriginal community. These amenities are completely worth booking a tour from Alice Springs.
Book our 4 Day Ayers Rock and Surrounds Rock to Rock for the full experience of Uluru.