From the moment you make a scenic landing in Uluru – the ancient, purple-hued megalith that protrudes from the Northern Territory’s nondescript desert plain – every cliché about Australia’s “spiritual heart” starts ringing true.
It’s striking, awe-inspiring and the energy is palpable. The marvelous site, sacred to Anangu, caters to a wide range of experiences. From Bruce Munro’s Field of Light to the fascinating desert adventure at sunrise, a trip to this enthralling natural wonder will stay with you long after you leave. Here is a list of 4 reasons why Uluru is the best place to visit in Australia this summer:
1) A NIGHT AT FIELD OF LIGHTS
Credit: Ayers Rock Resort
Save Australia’s attention seeking beaches and bustling cities for another time and immerse yourself in Bruce Munro’s Field of Light before it blacks out. Located 15 kilometers north of Uluru, this unearthly installation showcases 50,000 frosted-glass bulbs, gently illuminating Australia’s spiritual heartland.
The solar-powered tendrils become a silhouette against a glittering sky, changing colors as you walk through them, lighting up a vast 49,000 square meters. Cast your eyes on the dim rainbow sunset, as the clear stems bid you a vivid light show under the shade of the stars. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience.
This experience costs $42 per adult and $30 per child 5-15 years and can be added during the booking process on any of our Uluru Tours.
2) AL FRESCO DINING UNDER THE MILKY WAY
Tali Wiru (Credit Ayers Rock Resort)
Come home to a romantic gastronomic experience that effortlessly marries refinement and ruggedness in one of the world’s sandiest landscapes. Enjoy magnificent views of Uluru as you savour exquisite courses at Tali Wiru, an open-air restaurant that promises an exclusively intimate experience on a dune in the seemingly infinite desert.
What’s more? You will cherish four delicious courses paired with sunset champagne, finishing with a star-lit walk and an indigenous storyteller who will captivate you with the stories of the world’s oldest living creatures.
3) RIDE HIGH ON THE CAMEL CARAVAN
Experience riding on a camel
Hop on the back of a camel and explore the great Australian Central Bush like never before! You’ll be amazed how cool these creatures are as they take you through the breathtaking backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Join a relaxing tour at sunrise or sunset and unveil the cameleer’s expertise on the local flora and fauna as you embrace the changing colors of the desert that surrounds.
4) WAKE UP FOR THE ULURU SUNRISE
While you may not be fond of early starts, a Uluru tour is worth the 4.30am alarm. Catch the sunrise away from the crowds and watch the domes of Kata Tjuta wake up, lighting up the vast, vibrant landscape at dawn. The spiritual energy is intense and impossible to pin down.
Wait! Don’t fall asleep as yet– the drive to Kata Tjuta follows shortly, offering some of the trip’s most fascinating vistas from the luxury of your bus or 4WD seat before we set off to walk the Valley of the Winds – check out our most popular Uluru Tour, the 3 Day Goanna Dreaming tour to find out how to experience this for yourself.
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