Welcome to the heart of the Red centre Uluru (formally known as Ayers Rock), the most sacred and recognised historic Australian landmark. This very spiritual destination brings so many feelings when you lay eyes on this incredible monolith Engulfed by a landscape of breathtaking contrast, the wild and wonderful colours that are changing by the second. 22The Sandstone rock started to form 550 million years ago.
There are so many reasons to visit this memorable destination, including the feeling you get driving into Uluru when you first lay eyes on it in real life. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before, it is such a special place. Our favourite thing to do was to watch the sunrise and sunset create the most breathtaking silhouette.
From afar, first of all, we thought that Uluru looked so smooth, as it approached the rugged formation began to show its true beauty, it certainly was perfect to the human eye. We felt as each groove, curve, cave and imperfection told many stories about the ancient history of the wildly wonderful “Rock in the middle of nowhere”.
The name Uluru comes from the local Anangu, the Pitjantjatjara people. The iconic landmark stands at 348 metres high and did you know that Uluru is actually 24 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, crazy hey!
Get your walking shoes on and enjoy a nice 9.4km walk around the base of Uluru, stopping along the way to see all the incredible things that the outback has to offer, also there are wheelchair accessible tracks (please research before you arrive at Uluru). If you’re more of a sit and look you can always take a camel tour around the rock which is definitely something worth experiencing.
Fly high around Uluru on a joy flight, witnessing the rock from all different perspectives capturing stunning views.
There is also a cultural centre located close to the rock, it’s a must-do to check out the talented culture and a chance to experience some activities with local artists.
Do you feel like a fancy outback dinner overlooking the breathtaking Uluru at sunset and gazing at the bright stars that surround you? That would be a world-class dining experience, feast on a gourmet buffet of authentic Australian delicacies.
We highly recommend booking a tour when you plan on visiting as it will give you in-depth informative information about Uluru that you would have never heard or seen of before.
For us, as a young couple we feel it is such a privilege to get to witness the precious piece of history that many only dream about, it’s definitely a place that we cannot wait to visit again one day.
If you’d like more information or would love to follow along on our wanders we’d love you to pop by and say hello @wanderingaust
Cody and Dayne.