A pre-dawn visit to Uluru is an absolute must. Aside the chance to explore before the crowds arrive, learning about the ancient cultures and history of Uluru as the sunlight creeps up the red rock is a truly memorable experience.
Miranda, Original Traveller
At the heart of Australia is the 'Red Centre', a dry, sparsely vegetated and even more sparsely populated region of the country. The landscape is starkly beautiful and renowned for its chameleon-like quality as it changes colour many times between dawn and dusk. At the centre of this ancient landscape is the extraordinary natural wonder of Uluru (also known as Ayer's Rock). To the west, the equally impressive Kata Tjuta is a spectacular collection of 36 weathered red domes separated by narrow valleys.
Why we think you’ll love it
- You can spend a night of your Uluru Holiday in a swag (a canvas tent come sleeping bag designed to keep creepy crawlies at bay) under the stars
From the gallery
Uluru & The Northern Territory: The Detail
At the centre of this ancient landscape is the extraordinary natural wonder of Uluru (also known as Ayer's Rock). To the west, the equally impressive Kata Tjuta is a spectacular collection of 36 weathered red domes separated by narrow valleys.
Original Travel can arrange your holiday itinerary to include exploration of this desert scenery and the dynamic ecology that exists in this harsh and barren environment, or to discover the cultural relationship between the aboriginals and the surrounding land - their medicines, music, customs, legends and art that have adapted to suit this arid environment.
The so-called 'Top End' of Australia, the Northern Territory, is home to huge quantities of wildlife and impressive bird life across thousands of square miles of national parks - including the magnificent Kakadu National Park - criss-crossed by waterways, spectacular gorges and valleys. In Kakadu's neighbouring Arnhem Land there is also a labyrinth of caves and rock overhangs with rock paintings that date back and estimated 50,000 years. This is Australia at its finest and both the Northern Territory and Uluru are well worth a feature on your holiday itinerary.