Uluru (Ayers Rock)
A towering monolith rising abruptly from the red desert landscape, Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmarks, instantly identified by its striking red colour and unique shape. Named Ayers Rock by early European settlers, the giant rock is a significant cultural and spiritual site for the Anangu people, who have inhabited the region for at least 30 000 years.
While Uluru may be the most famous rock of the Red Centre, it is by no means the only attraction in the area. At Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas) you’ll find multiple walking trails to explore the domed rock formations and surrounding desert. A visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will give you a window into the lives and culture of the local Anangu people. Further afield, Kings Canyon is a must for any hiking enthusiast.
Best Uluru Tours & Day Trips
For travellers staying in Alice Springs, our One Day Uluru Tour offers the ultimate Red Centre experience in one day. Starting early for a jam-packed day of adventure, you’ll travel comfortably from Alice to Uluru in coach transport. After base walks at Uluru, a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and the Walpa Gorge walk at Kata Tjuta, you’ll end the day with a sunset BBQ before travelling back to Alice Springs. If you’re already in Uluru, you can also join this Uluru tour from the Sails in the Desert.
Watching the colours change over Uluru and the surrounding desert as the sun sets is an essential Red Centre experience. If you are staying in the Uluru region, join one of our sunset tours to enjoy this unforgettable experience with a glass of bubbly in hand. More of a morning person? Savour your morning tea or coffee with a view on our sunrise tour and make the most of golden hour in the desert.
Experience Our Uluru Multi-Day Tours
You’ve probably travelled a long way to get to the Red Centre, so you may as well make the most of it and further explore the area. From two-day trips to five-day Uluru tours, experience the Australian Outback while stopping off to see extraordinary natural wonders such as the Devils Marbles, Kata Tjuta, Valley of the Winds, and Kings Canyon on our multi-day tours.
Our top pick for multi-day tours is the 4 Day Ayers Rock Tour. Starting and ending in Uluru, this tour offers departure and arrival times to coincide with flights from Aussie capital cities. By day, you’ll explore the highlights of the Red Centre including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, with hikes led by our experienced guide. Then at night, bed down under the starry desert sky, sleeping in swags for the ultimate Outback experience!
Uluru Sunset TourSip on sparkling wine as you view Australia's most treasured landmark in the romantic sunset glow.
Uluru Sunset and Sacred Sites from the RockSpend the afternoon exploring the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park before enjoying the spectacular sunse
Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta from Ayers RockRise before the sun and catch the extraordinary light display as the sun enhances Uluru’s colours.
1 Day Uluru Tour from Alice SpringsAll-inclusive tour from Alice Springs to explore Kata Tjuta, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Uluru & more.
1 Day Uluru Tour from UluruVisit one of Australia’s most popular attractions, appreciating the history & culture along the way.
3 Day Uluru & Kings Canyon TourHead to the heart of Australia’s Red Centre and learn about the wildlife & local Aboriginal culture.
4 Day Ayers Rock and Surrounds Rock to RockImmerse yourself in the outback as you camp and hike to see the incredible wildlife and natural wonder
2 Day Uluru Tour from UluruTake your time seeing the sights of the Red Centre as you spend a night camping under the stars.
7 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Tour with UluruExperience the highlights of the Red Centre and Top End in one tour including Uluru & much more.
6 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Tour with UluruBegin at Alice Springs and make your way down exploring Uluru, Kings Canyon and Valley of the Winds.
6 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour with UluruExplore the highlights of the Red Centre and Flinders Ranges with amazing hikes and swag camping.
Melbourne to Darwin TourGet a blend of urban & natural wonders by trekking from the art hub Melbourne to the outback Darwin.
Sydney to Darwin TourSee Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and the Australian outback on a 12-day adventure to Darwin!
Adelaide to Darwin TourTrek from the bottom to the top of Australia and explore towns, landmarks, and wildlife along the way.
Darwin to Adelaide TourJourney through the Red Centre via Uluru, Coober Pedy and more, including meals and accommodation.