Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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One of the world’s largest monoliths is the main attraction in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. There is a walking trail around the base of the rock and a two-hour climb to the summit, which is not as popular as it used to be, as more people respect the wishes of the local Aboriginal people and choose not to climb.

There is an informative cultural centre located about 1km to the southwest of the rock, which is a good spot to learn more about the Anangu people and to understand their reasons for not climbing Uluru.

If you do decide to climb, you’ll be rewarded by spectacular views that encompass Kata Tjuta and Mount Connor. Although the climb is relatively easy, it can be a dangerous venture and more than 30 people have died attempting it over the past 30 years. Hold on to the chain, wear hiking boots and take along a bottle of drinking water. As a safety precaution, the climbing route is closed during extreme weather conditions.

There are several hiking trails around the base of the rock; these include the 9.4km circuit walk that can take up to four hours. Shorter and easier walks include the Mala Walk (2km; one hour), accessible from the western car park and the Mutitjulu Walk (1km; 45 minutes), accessible from the southern car park.

After travelling so far, some travellers splurge on a scenic flight. Professional Helicopter Services operate scenic helicopter flights over Uluru ($110–115) or both Uluru and the Kata Tjuta ($220).


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Uluru (Ayers Rock) NT 0872
Website www.parksaustralia.gov.au

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  • James, 21 Jun 2021


    Just amazing! You gotta see this place. It’s waaaaay bigger than you’d ever expect!

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  • Cherry, 10 Apr 2019


    A lot of fly!! You must need a fly net!

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  • Justinian, 29 Dec 2018


    Einer der Orte, die man im Leben gesehen haben muss.

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  • RolyseeRolydo, 11 Jan 2018


    Fascinating guided tour learning about Aborigine lore and how Uluru is a living landscape. Highly recommended.

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  • Simple Discoveries, 12 Mar 2016


    The park has a $25pp AUD entry, but that's totally worth the views & hikes. Recommend the base walk around Uluru & hike to 2nd viewpoint at Kata Tjuta.

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  • Ase1707, 11 Mar 2016


    OMG ... Ayers Rock

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  • Jean, 26 Jan 2016


    Impressionante tours. Não deixe de fazer "sounds of silence" e "desert awakings"!

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  • Vanessa, 21 Jan 2016


    Views. Walking. Aboriginals

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  • Aurora, 06 Jan 2016


    Marche très facile autour du rocher. Attention à prendre les photos dans les zones autorisée et à bien suivre le chemin indiqué. Démarrer le plus tôt possible car il fait trop chaud à partir de 9.00

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  • Evita, 22 Nov 2015


    The reason to visit, but don't miss nearby Kata Tjuta.

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  • Javila, 07 Oct 2015


    El wala walk es un camino genial. Imprescindible el Fly-Net para las moscas. 10$. Y agua.

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  • Ettore, 23 Jun 2015


    Irrinunciabili il tramonto e la cena nel deserto sotto le stelle

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  • Mariska, 19 Feb 2015


    Beautiful site, watch it at sunrise and sunset!

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  • Quentin, 23 Nov 2014


    Amazing scenery ! The base walk is probably the best way to discover Uluru (a fly net is essential). Sunset is the best time to enjoy the colorful rock while drinking a beer from the roof of your car.

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  • Szabolcs 'csapos', 14 Nov 2014


    If it is not too hot, definitely rent a bike at the parking at the culture center! It's the best way and lot of fun to get around Uluru!

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  • werner, 14 Sep 2014


    Don't forget to bring your bottle of wine while watching the sunset from the roof of your car.

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  • Jas, 13 Aug 2014


    Sunrise and sunset are the best times to enjoy the colorful rock.

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  • Clinton, 01 Jan 2014


    If you're travelling through to Alice Springs be sure to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Great service and they focus on the small things from a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival!

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  • Graeme, 30 Aug 2013


    If you climb to the top, take plenty of water, fruit and lots of breaks

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  • Sarah, 24 Aug 2013


    The sunrise walk throws amazing colour on the rock and you beat the heat and the bulk of the tourists.

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  • Matthias, 12 Jul 2013


    Although not encouraged and described as "dangerous" climbing Uluru is just stunning. It's possible even for average fit people to do, if you take your time. You won't regret it.

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  • Owen, 10 Apr 2013


    Do the Outback Sky Journey and the Rising Sun tour! And find free wifi in sands in the desert hotel.

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  • triplib., 26 Mar 2013


    The different color of Ayers Rock, which with its 348 m height now stands majestically before us is very impressive. Depending on the sunlight, he shows a different face, it´s fascinating

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  • firestartr, 30 Jan 2013


    The best way to see The Rock is to walk around it. Immense in size & scale & a variety of rock formations and landscapes. Take good walking shoes, plenty of water an snacks. Approx length 3 hours.

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  • Alexis, 10 Jul 2012


    it's an amazing place

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  • Viator.com, 10 Feb 2012


    Watch the sun set over Uluru at the Sounds of Silence Restaurant!

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  • Arika, 19 Jan 2012


    Respect my people and our lores. Do not climb Uluru.

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  • Mark, 14 Jan 2012


    Magic part of the Australian Outback a must see

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  • Milton, 12 Mar 2011


    Buy a fly net. It's the best $10 you'll ever spend!

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  • Patrick, 09 Jan 2011


    Watch out for boomerangs

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