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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Uluru

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Uluru AKA Ayers Rock is EPIC! It’s rusty red beauty makes it world famous for many reasons, and it’s said to be an ancient 550 milllion years old! This place is 100% bucket list material and we’re gonna tell you how to go and see it with your own eyes!

Who are these tours for? 

  • Adventure Seekers
  • BackPackers that want to explore Central Australia
  • Those that love abit of nature!
  • The type of traveller that is ALWAYS up for camping and hiking

I’m sure you’re all aware of the massive red rock in the middle of Australia. Uluru is known for being a site of beauty, and the spiritual heart of Aussie.

Fun fact – Uluru is taller than the Eiffel Tower! Cool huh?

It is more than just a photo op, Uluru is a sacred place to the indigenous Australians so respect here is a must RatPackers! Also, just to note – as of October 2019, you can no longer climb it. It is a must see destination – right up there with the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House.

So why not head to the Outback to discover 1 of our Top 5 favourites – & Sammy’s favourite spot! Lets gooooooooooooooo…

What is Uluru?

What is Uluru? It was named Ayers Rock by settlers (this is probs what you’ve heard it called), but its aboriginal name is Uluru.

Brief history:

Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area.

Aboriginal people have lived in the area around Uluru and Kata Tjuta (a group of large domed rock formations near by) for at least 30,000 years.

The Central Australian landscape, where Uluru is located, is believed to have been created at the beginning of time by ancestral beings.

Where is it?

Where? Uluru is located in the Red Centre, Northern Territory.

You’ll find it in the World Heritage listed site of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park that stretches a whopping 311,000 acres!!

It is 348 m high and measures 9.4 km in circumference. Told you it was huge!

How to get there

We recommend hoping on a tour. This way you don’t have to worry about navigating through the red centre.

Getting there:

  • You can fly directly to Ayers Rock Airport or you can fly into Alice Springs and drive 460 km/5 hour drive.
  • Or, some tours start in Adelaide, Melbourne or Darwin and take you to the Red Centre.

Let’s check out your options…

The Rock Tour

This tour will give you an awesome experience in the legendary Outback of Australia, expect to have an adventure like no other on this tour as it takes you hiking through the Kings Canyon, camp in the bush, see stars like you’ve never seen before, share campfire stories, see the beaut Uluru not only at sunset but also at sunrise, learn about the aboriginal culture and history of the area and meet a whole bunch of legends!!

You will get picked up from Ayers Rock Airport or from Ayers Rock Resort hotel and begin your tour from there.

This tour is epic! You can choose either 4 days/3 nights or 3 days/2 nights of fun in one of the most incredible locations on earth!

Top Deck tours

These trips tend to be longer than the above as they take you from some of Australia top locations in to the Red Centre on bus tour of about 30ish people. So a great way to meet other travellers.

  • You can travel from Darwin to Alice Springs (12 days/11 nights).
  • From Melbourne to Darwin – hitting up all the Outback must-see’s in between (21 days/20 nights).
  • Or, from Sydney to Alice Springs on a tour from beach to bush (20 days all inclusive).

And don’t worry, you will visit Uluru on all of these tours.

Time to explore the heart of Australia?

I hope this top notch knowledge on the beautiful Uluru has satisfied all of your burning questions. Uluru is defo worth paying a visit – it’s incredible! So what are you waiting for? If you like the sound of this epic experience you might also like…

  • The unreal Fraser Island, we’re talking all things camping, driving through the jungle and on the beach and exploring fresh water lakes…
  • Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest, surrounding Cairns, this area is as tropical as it gets! Keep an eye out for crocs and explore the rainforest. Did you know you can do a Bungy Jump here?

Ready for an adventure?

Chat to our Team

We operate a 24/7 service across multiple time zones. Our RatPackers have all been there and done it! Get the ball rolling on your upcoming trip. Send over your rough travel plans (including your flight details / dates). If you are yet to book a flight and seeking advice – HIT US UP ↡

Theres a reason this epic spot is Sammy’s fave place in Aussie, get it locked in and see for yourself why, RatPack Style.

Yewwwwwwwwwwwwww Holly (RPT Blog Writer)

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