Experience all things to do in Ayers Rock! Located in the Red Centre of the Northern Territory, Australia, Ayers Rock or Uluru is one of the greatest natural attractions and an iconic landmark of Australia. Now commonly known by its Aboriginal name, Uluru, The Rock is extremely important to Aboriginal (Anangu) society and is central to their indigenous culture and history. At Uluru you can take part in cultural tours to understand its historical and spiritual significance to the Anangu people, see ancient rock art and learn about the traditions and stories of the Dreamtime.
Uluru / Ayres Rock is a giant sandstone monolith that towers over the desert landscape of the World Heritage Listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Its famous red hue is recognisable the world over and for many travellers arriving at Uluru is the most anticipated moment of their Australian holiday and offers a wealth of spiritual and cultural experiences. Located near the famous Outback town of Alice Springs, Uluru is just one of many natural wonders of the Northern Territory. While you are there be sure to check out:
- Uluru's sister formation - The Olgas or Kata Tjuta: is a large group of domed rock formations, these impressive natural giants are made up of a conglomerate of rock types that, like Uluru seem to change colours at sunset and sunrise. Kata Tjuta also features the famous "Valley of the Winds" walk, a must when visiting Australia's Red Centre.
- Kings Canyon: part of the Watarrka National Park, the canyon sits at the western end of the George Hill range; a track takes visitors to the top with spectacular views of the gorge below and of the surrounding desert landscape.
- The MacDonnell Ranges: both of these mountain ranges contain many spectacular gaps and gorges as well as areas that are of spiritual and cultural significance to Aboriginal culture. and
- The Simpson Desert: an vast expanse of seemingly endless red sand dunes, the Simpson Desert is the symbolic heartland of the Australian Outback; containing some of the worlds longest parallel sand dunes, the desert is more than just dust and rock it is a thriving eco-system and an awe-inspiring sight to behold.
In addition, if you're looking for more information on what to do in the Northern Territory as a whole, be sure to check out our state page!