Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock is located in the red centre of Australia. Uluru is most noticeably distinguished by a huge rock surrounded by a flat red sand desert. This is a place sacred to many indigenous Australians, but is a magical sight to see for everyone who travels there. Whether you are traveling from within Australia or from overseas, Uluru is an absolute must see location for everyone.
During your time in Uluru there are some must do activities while you’re there.
Are you ready to fall in love with Uluru? Here are the best things to do in Uluru.
Easily the most popular activity to do in Uluru is to catch a beautiful sunset. The beauty of this red rock is that during the sunset Uluru will change various colours of orange and red. As the sun goes down the rock will glow brighter and brighter. So grab a bottle of sparkling and your tripod and enjoy the colours of one of the most magnificent sunsets you’ll ever witness.
Travel Tip: The sunset car parks are usually packed with people so I suggest finding a quiet roadside pullover that you can relax at without worrying about other people in your photos. The location I found was just up the road from the tour bus car park.
Another beautiful time to view Uluru is during sunrise. While not quite as popular as viewing the sunset, sunrise is an absolutely magical way to start your day in the red centre. Sunrise is viewed on the opposite side of the rock from sunset so allow yourself enough time to drive there from your accommodation. Take your coffee to go in the morning and enjoy that incredible view.
During the day is a great time to walk around the base of Uluru. If you’re driving there’s multiple places to pull over and check out different areas of the base of Uluru or if you’re feeling energetic there is a walking track around the entire base. The base walk itself is 10 km long so allow yourself 3-4 hours to complete the base walk. If you’re driving however it will take significantly less time to see all the stops you want. I suggest avoiding the base walk at mid day when heat is at its peak. In various areas along they base you will find some aboriginal drawings on the side of the rock which are really cool to check out. When you enter the national park, grab a map which will show you all the stops.
A lesser known, but equally as impressive, rock formation called Kata Tjuta is located 60 km away from Uluru. Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, features 36 red rock domes. The same things to do in Uluru are great to do here as well, especially the view at sunset. At Kata Tjuta be sure to check out the Valley of the Winds walk and the view from the sand dunes.
GO ON A TOUR
There are various great tours to participate in at Uluru depending on your budget and the amount of time you have. Some of my top picks of tours are the sunset camel tour, the helicopter tour, the overnight camping tour and dinner under the stars.
Whatever you decide to do during your time in at Uluru, you’ll fall in love with the majestic beauty of this sacred rock formation.
Have you been to Uluru before? Comment below what your favourite thing to do was while you were there.