Uluru (also Ayers Rock) is something that everyone should include on your Australian vacation. Legend has it that Uluru is a scared place, and the giant rock rising up from the land has been known to change colors at different times during the day.
Two days is all you need to see the area, so relax and enjoy!
Uluru has its own airport, usually with a connection in Alice Springs if you are coming from east coast Australia.
There are several hotels in the area of varying price ranges, we stayed at Sails in the Desert, which was a luxe desert retreat complete with floor to ceiling windows for maximum viewing. Sails also has a nice spa on property.
Grab lunch at Gecko’s (not related to Gordon) and do some souvenir shopping in the area, or just walk around and look at the Aboriginal art. Sidenote** I think I bought all the souvenirs in Australia. Everyone for Christmas and their birthday for the next year got Australia souvenirs and I am not even kidding about this.
One afternoon go on a 15 to 30 minute helicopter tour of the Rock and surrounding area. Be sure to bring your camera, grab a window seat and blast off! They have longer tours available but 30 minutes should be more than enough unless there is something specific you want to see that isn’t covered.
No trip is complete without getting up close and personal with Uluru. You can do a hike, a walk around the rim, or my favorite a camel ride.
Be sure and book a reservation to the Sounds of Silence dinner where you can enjoy sunset, drinks, and canapés at the rock. Check out my post on our experience linked below.
Be prepared for a relaxing few days, I think I did everything you can do but climb the rock. There really isn’t all that much to do out here but its pretty, and its relaxing….and its so very cold in the winter.
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