Uluru, Australia’s great red monolith, is our most famous natural landmark and a sacred site for the Anangu people.
Venturing to this rusty red giant is an Aussie travel rite of passage, where you can visit its massive expanse, circumnavigate its mass and take in the spiritual ambience.
Whilst climbing Uluru has been rightfully discontinued, you are permitted to touch the rock during an unforgettable Uluru base walk. There are some sacred spots along the rock that the Anangu people wish for you not to touch or photograph, and these can be learned more about upon your visit to the amazing Uluru!
Seeing Uluru in the twilight hours
There is no better time to marvel upon this epic creation than in the hours before sunrise and again before sunset. In both these periods of the day, Mother Nature puts on an incredible show and splashes exuberant hues across Uluru, with glowing golds, reds, pinks, blues and purples all bathing the beautiful monolith in their vibrant colours!
Once you have experienced the unforgettable Uluru, it’s time to head over to the majestic and otherworldly Kata Tjuta. Whilst not as instantly recognisable as the world famous Uluru, it is just as impressive a site for its own unique geographical structure.
Kata Tjuta – as opposed to Uluru’s gigantic singular formation – is a massive series of dome-like structures that, when traversing its valleys, gives one the impression they have landed on Mars!
But alas, you are still in the outback, and you are able to enjoy the wondrous Kata Tjuta through a series of walks of varying difficulties.
Once you have witnessed the majestic, gargantuan expanses of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, you might just be forgiven for wanting to go somewhere a bit more quaint and peaceful.
Mutitjulu Waterhole is the place to be, with a beautiful natural pool surrounded by eons-old red hills. You can’t swim in the waterhole, but it is a wonderfully-peaceful place to come and listen to the sounds of the unbelievable Australian outback…
Learn about Indigenous art
Maruku Arts hosts awesome dot painting and wood carving workshops for visitors to enjoy, with around 900 Anangu members making up the collective. Here, you can sit with them and learn about their painting techniques as well as their love and passion for their country.
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