Uluru is Australia’s majestic red monolith, easily one of the most famous natural landmarks in the world and an Aussie travel rite of passage! People from across the world make the desert journey to marvel upon this wondrous sandstone rock, learn about its history and its spiritual connection with the Anangu people.

Whether you’re gazing upon the rock in the twilight hours, traversing its unforgettable base walk or venturing to some of its nearby sites, there is nothing in the world quite like a venture to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – it’s simply otherworldly.

Accommodation near Uluru is centred around the Indigenous-owned Ayers Rock Resort, which provides a wide range of places to rest your head before and after experiencing the great monolith.

With both luxury options (think luxe suites with direct views to the rock), through to campsites and cabins (a more rustic option), you’ll find accommodation to suit all budgetary requirements at the awesome Ayers Rock Resort!

But, at the end of the day, you’re not there to sit around the hotel (although it is a great spot) – you’re there to experience the national park!

Let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable experiences that await you there:

Uluru in the twilight hours

Granted, Uluru is pretty spectacular at all times of the day, but there is something supremely magnificent about seeing it in the hours before dawn and dusk that truly makes it one of the world’s superb natural landmarks.

In these hours, the sun begins to dance upon the rock, creating a majestic natural lights show that we reckon you won’t be able to forget any time soon, with all shades of pink, blue, red and yellow bouncing off the glorious monolith…

Uluru Base Walk

If this is your first trip to Uluru we beckon you to ponder just how big this rock you are going to see is – around 9.4 km big! But its magnitude only makes the 3.5 hour Uluru Base Walk even more impressive, as you will surpass the stunning landmark as well as some of the unique flora and fauna that calls the region home!

Mutitjulu Waterhole

Escape the crowd for a little for a little peace and serenity at the Mutitjulu Waterhole, a pristinely tranquil little natural pool that whilst unswimmable is simply sublime…

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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