One of the great natural wonders of the world, Uluru (Ayers Rock) towers above the surrounding desert landscape. Visit at sunrise or sunset for the spectacular sight of this 348-metre high monolith transforming from ochre to burnished orange and intense red in the changing light.
Uluru from every angle
To appreciate the size of the world's largest monolith, circumnavigate the 10.6 kilometre base on foot and see tranquil waterholes, shady Sheoak trees and rock art in shallow caves. Or follow a short or wheelchair accessible trail from one of the car parks. Uluru is a sacred site and the local Aboriginal people ask that you don't embark on the risky climb to the top.
There are many other ways to see the rock – on a guided walk with a traditional owner, a camel tour, behind the wheel of your car or as the backdrop to an unforgettable alfresco dinner under the starry desert sky.
Local Aboriginal art and culture
Uluru is a deeply spiritual place with a powerful presence. The World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holds a special cultural significance with the Anangu local Aboriginal people. Join a guided tour to hear stories of the Dreamtime, and learn about the natural flora and fauna of the area. Stop at the park's Cultural Centre to purchase art, watch craft demonstrations or to join a bush tucker session.
A busy desert habitat
You may be surprised to learn that there are more than 415 species of native plants, 21 species of mammals, 178 species of birds, 73 species of reptiles and thousands more species of ants, spiders and bugs found around Uluru.
How to get to Uluru
Uluru can be accessed by air, with direct flights from major Australian airports, and via Alice Springs airport. The Red Centre Way tourism drive is popular for those wanting a self-drive adventure or you can join a tour leaving Alice Springs.
Choosing a tour
We want to make sure every visitor has a great experience at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. A good tour guide can make that happen – giving visitors up-to-date and culturally appropriate information and helping them stay safe so they have some great holiday stories to tell their friends and family. Make sure your tour guide is accredited so that you get the most from your experience. To make it easier for you to find the right tour, all tours listed on our website are accredited.