Uluru in the Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru in the Northern Territory

Uluru(Ayers Rock)

Uluru/Ayers Rock towers above the surrounding landscape. It is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation. It is the formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 kms to the southwest of Alice Springs 463 kms by road nearest large town, Alice Springs.
Uluru in the Northern Territory


The local Anangu, the Pitjantjatjara people, call the landmark Uluṟu. Geologists say their genesis, began about 550 million years ago. With no further specific meaning in the Pitjantjatjara dialect. Although it's used as a local family name by the senior Traditional Owners of Uluru. Uluru is not only a glorious natural formation. But it’s an extraordinary theological place.
On 19 July 1873, the mapmaker William Gosse sighted the landmark.  And named it Ayers Rock in honor of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia,
Geologist of Uluru
In 1993, a dual naming policy was adopt that allowed official name. That consist of both the traditional Aboriginal name. And the English name on 15 December 1993. it's renamed "Ayers Rock / Uluru". And became the first official dual-named feature in the Northern Territory. The order of the dual names was official reversed to "Uluru / Ayers Rock".


Uluru is an inselberg, verbatim "Island Mountain". The region’s climate is hot. And dry for much of the year, with considerable diurnal (day-night) temperature variation. Winters (May–July) are cool. And low temperatures at night often drop below freezing. Daytime highs often exceed 105 °F (40 °C) during the blistering month (December).

Five seasons
Local primordial people recognize five seasons:
Geology of Uluru

"Wanitjunkupai (April/May) – Cooler weather
Wari (June/July) – Cold season bringing morning frosts
Piriyakutu (August/September/October) – Animals breed and food plants flower
Mai Wiyaringkupai (November/December) – The hot season when food becomes scarce
Itjanu (January/February/March) – Sporadic tempest can roll in sudden."

Top things to do

Enjoy a sunset & sunrise 

Enjoy a sunset & sunrise
Uluru is famous the world over for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Whatever you do. Don’t miss a sunset or sunrise at Uluru. When the light turns its massive surface from ochre brown to burnished orange to intense red. And all the coolers between. There are over five viewing areas. You don’t forget to pack your camera to experience the landscapes of Uluru.

Walk around the base of Uluru

Walk around the base of Uluru
The Uluru Base Walk is one of the nonpareil ways to exploitation in the beauty and get up close to Uluru. Follow the Aboriginal predecessor’ footsteps on one of six consecrated walks. You can circumnavigate the 9.4 km base. And relax beside tranquil waterholes. Take a break under a spectacular She-oak tree and peer into hidden caves. There are plenty of walking trails at the base of Uluru and most are wheelchair accessible. By choosing to walk around the base instead of climbing. You will be respecting the wishes of the local Aboriginal people. You’ll see all Uluru’s natural and cultural beauty on the full base walk.

Flying, riding & cycle

Flying, riding & cycle to explore Uluru
Walking isn’t the only way to explore Uluru. Join a sunrise or sunset camel tour. See the icons from above in a helicopter. You can jump on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. If you think about more adventurous - take a tandem skydive! or Three wheel strike for a quick 30 minute spin or the greatest sunset tour. Glide your way around Uluru on a Segway or hire a bike and cycle around the monolith at your own pace.

Dine under a canopy of stars

Take a dinner with your partner, under the stars and deep in the desert. Against the backdrop of Uluru, tucking into gourmet outback fare.
What better way to enjoy iconic landscapes than by assembles them. With world class dining acquaintance.
With Sounds of Silence. And Tali Wiru dinner packages available from Voyages. There is a dining experience to suit all budgets and tastes.
Uluru in the Northern Territory
Uluru in the Northern Territory

Uluru in the Northern Territory
Uluru in the Northern Territory

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