Ayres Rock, now officially known by its aboriginal name Uluru, is one of the wonders of the natural world. Despite being completely unknown to the outside world until around 200 years and the remoteness of its location, it has quickly become one of the most popular natural tourist attractions on the planet, competing with Niagara Falls and the Alps.

Travelling To Uluru

Despite this popularity, seeing Uluru is still a bit of a logistical challenge. It isn’t within driving distance of any of Australia’s major cities and even the large town, Alice Springs, is several hours drive away. You’ll also have to contend with the thousands of people who now want to visit the rock each day.

This has led the Aboriginal authorities who look after the rock to impose limits on the number of people who can visit and even ban climbing the rock altogether in many cases to prevent it eroding or being damaged. Take time to plan your trip in advance to avoid the risk of disappointment.

When You Get There

Once you have reached Uluru, your hard work and planning will be rewarded with a phenomenal experience. The rock stretches for hundreds of metres in every direction and completely fills the horizon.

“If you’ve never visited a desert environment before, you’ll also be in the heart of a landscape like you’ve never been before. This, combined with the heat and stillness of the air surrounding Uluru makes it an experience that simply takes many people’s breath away.”

A trip to Uluru can be combined with journeys further into the Australian outback, where you’ll have the chance to see plants and wildlife that are totally unique to this part of the world. Whatever you end up doing during your trip to Uluru, you’re sure of an experience that you’ll never forget.

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