ULURU ACCOMMODATION AND SURROUNDINGS
There is so much to see and do in Central Australia. To prepare and make sure you don’t miss anything on your trip to Uluru, Ayers Rock, read up on Uluru Accommodation and Surroundings here.
There are a variety of accommodation options to suit all travellers visiting the red center. A short drive from Uluru is Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. The resort provides a range of options from the luxurious Sails in the Desert through to the Ayers Rock Campground.
If you haven’t already you can book your accommodation here.
There are so many great ways to spend a few days in the Red Centre.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
To help with this it’s best if you’re up to date and knowledgeable about Uluru accommodation and surroundings. Some great things to do include joining a small group tour around the base of Uluru on Segway, Dining under the Stars at the Sounds of Silence Dinner, Riding a Camel on your way to Sunset, Learning about culture at the UKTNP Cultural Centre or even taking to the air with a Helicopter ride with PHS or even Skydive Uluru!
When visiting Uluru we recommend that you plan ahead so that you can make the most out of your time here in Central Australia. Feel free to contact us or at any point and we’ll be happy to help you plan your Segway trip around Uluru. In saying that if your looking to plan other Red Centre activities use the links below to help research or contact some of our friends.
ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (UKTNP) is a dual listed World Heritage site. The first World Heritage listing occurred in 1987 and was for the park’s unique natural values. In 1994 the park was listed for a second time for its cultural landscape. UKTNP is one of only 25 sites in the world to hold a dual listing for both natural and cultural values, be sure not to miss it on your visit to Central Australia.
Parks Australia, the Central Land Council and the Mutitjulu Community jointly manage UKTNP. Indigenous people nominated by Anangu, Traditional Owners, make up UKNTP’s Board of Directors. Whilst at UKTNP enjoy a visit to the cultural centre, ride a Segway around the base of Uluru, watching the sunrise and the sunset or visiting Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).
Entry into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park requires a national park entry ticket. This can be purchased online from the National Park's website.
ULURU / AYERS ROCK
Uluru / Ayers Rock is one of the reasons that hundreds of thousands of people flock to the red centre each year. The majestic monolith sits 348 metres above the ground and is anywhere from 2km – 6km below the surface.
The Anangu, Traditional Owners of the area, have a deep spiritual relationship with Uluru. There are a number of Tjukurpa, cultural stories, around the base of Uluru. Tjukurpa unites Anangu people with each other and with the landscape.
KATA TJUTA / THE OLGAS
Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, is another amazing rock formation in the area. Uluru and Kata Tjuta are 40km apart, despite the same geological process created them. This ancient landscape comes alive at sunrise as the soft pastel colours light up the domes of Kata Tjuta.
Be sure to watch the sun set and see the colour change on Kata Tjuta. Stunning views and several walks can be enjoyed at Kata Tjuta.
Watarrka National Park is home to Kings Canyon, it’s approximately 300km’s north east of the Ayers Rock Resort. Kings Canyon is a major attraction that features rugged ranges, rockholes and deep gorges. Accommodation facilities are available at Kings Canyon Resort. If you would prefer to do a day trip, they are also available from Ayers Rock Resort.
Whilst at Kings Canyon there are plenty of fun activities to do, including walks, quad bike touring, cultural tours and dinners under the stars.