One of Australia’s most striking and iconic landmarks, Uluru or as it’s more commonly known Ayers Rock, is an 863 metre-high sandstone monolith situated in the heart of a spectacular red desert in the country’s Northern Territories.
An important geological site, the rock is thought to date back some 550 million years, and remains of profound significance to the local indeginous population, who consider it a sacred landmark, said to be the resting place of ancestral spirits.
There is no better time to take in the awe-inspiring beauty of Ayers Rock then in the early morning, when its rugged surface glows in shades of stunning red and orange under the light from the rising sun. Experience this incredible natural beauty on this early morning small group tour, where you will also see ancient rock art, visit the picturesque Mutitjulu Waterhole and discover the flora, fauna, geology, Aboriginal culture and history of the area, from an expert local guide.
Although Ayers Rock is stunning all year round, May to September is the best period to visit, as the weather is generally clear and not too hot.
There are regular direct flights to Ayers Rock airport from all major Australian cities.
No, on account of its importance to the local Aboriginal community, in 2017, Uluru National Park banned all climbing of the rock.
There are a number of other attractions near Ayers Rock including, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), and Kings Canyon.