Welcome to 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 beautiful colours changing by the second. The 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, and it is such a special place. Our favourite thing to do was to watch the sunrise and sunset create the most stunning silhouette.
From afar, first of all, we thought that Uluru looked so smooth. Then, as it approached, the rugged formation began to show its true beauty. It certainly was perfect to the human eye. So we felt as each groove, curve, cave, and imperfection told many stories about the ancient history of the wildly fantastic “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 24 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, crazy hey!
Get your walking shoes on and enjoy a pleasant 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 something worth experiencing.
Fly high around Uluru on a joy flight, witnessing the rock from different perspectives capturing stunning views.
There is also a cultural centre 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 before.
As a young couple, we feel it is a privilege to witness the precious piece of history that many only dreams about. It’s a place that we cannot wait to revisit 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.