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Uluru, through the eyes of its explorers

Have you ever visited a place where you have a sense of travelling back in time? Where you feel in constant awe of what nature is capable of creating? Where you wonder how it's possible for the sky to be filled with every colour of the rainbow?

Uluru, through the eyes of its explorers

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Have you ever visited a place where you have a sense of travelling back in time? Where you feel in constant awe of what nature is capable of creating? Where you wonder how it's possible for the sky to be filled with every colour of the rainbow? If so, read on for a taste of a trip to the magical and spiritual heart of Australia - Uluru. All of the photos below were taken by our explorers who visited Uluru and shared their special journeys with us by tagging #ExploreUluru on Facebook and Instagram.


Uluru captured by explorer

Watching the sunrise or sunset at Uluru and Kata Tjuta is like witnessing the world’s most spectacular show, as Mother Nature fills the sky with the most magnificent display of light and colour. Uluru explorer perfectly captured the sky’s colour rage from fluorescent orange to ultra violet.

Tip: To capture a photo like this one, head to the Sunset Carpark at dawn


Uluru captured by explorer @jeffcolhoun

When darkness falls, the bright stars and this mesmerizing art installation bring the desert to life, captured beautifully by @jeffcolhoun. The sell-out success, Field of Light illuminates the desert floor in an unimaginable way. The best news? The exhibition has been extended until the end of 2020, so it’s not too late to tick it off your bucket list.

With over 50,000 spindles of light, nowhere else in the world will you witness such a spectacular combination of art and nature.

Tip: For an unparalleled experience and to capture this view for yourself book onto the ‘A Night at Field of Light’, combining the Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars with seeing the Field of Light.


Uluru captured by explorer @jaydidphoto

Have you ever seen stars so bright? Here, @jaydidphoto has perfectly shot an iconic moment in the Aussie Outback at night: The Milky Way casting a gentle layer of light on Uluru.

Stargazing has never been more breathtaking than in the Australian Outback, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all astro-lovers. The minimal light pollution and low humidity allows you to explore the galaxy like never before.

Want to learn more about what it is you see in the night sky? The Family Astro Tours offers a wonderful introduction to astronomy, as their expert guides will take you through the evolution of the universe. Get ready to immerse yourself in how ancient cultures used the night sky, to exploring the sky and learning about constellations


Uluru captured by explorer @professional_helicopters

What better way to explore this astonishing scenery than from bird’s eye perspective? Enjoy 360 views of spectacular Uluru, Kata Tjuta and far beyond to Lake Amadeus, Kings Canyon and Gosses’ Bluff with an air adventure.

If you’re lucky, and take to the skies when the sun is in the perfect position, the rock will almost look like it’s ablaze. This picture was taken by @professional_helicopters just as the sun was setting over the rock – complete and utter perfection.


Uluru captured by explorer @tim_3006

Imagine standing in the middle of the Aussie Outback faced with this giant monolith. It’s pretty unforgettable, just ask @tim_3006 who took this photo.

If you’d like to experience Uluru solo, there are various options that allow you to go at your own pace, with freedom and flexibility. Perhaps you’d like to walk, or hire a bike to explore the pathway around the base in a 15-kilometre adventure.

No matter how you choose to explore it, a visit to Australia’s spiritual heart is one that will leave you with unforgettable memories that turn you into a storyteller.


See more stunning Uluru imagery and step inside the world of the Red Centre by following us on:
Facebook @exploreuluru | Instagram @exploreuluru

Fan photos of the year! 📷 Our explorers have shared hundreds of fantastic photos with us this this year. Here are of our favourites from 2017! Comment your Uluru photos below for the chance to be featured.

Posted by Explore Uluru on Thursday, 28 December 2017

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1 Day Hop On Hop Off Pass

This 1-day Hop On Hop Off pass gives you the freedom to explore Uluru at your own pace for one day. From sunrise to sunset, hop on and hop off as much as you like throughout the day. Additionally, this pass also entitles you to one bonus transfer to and from Kata Tjuta within the same day. Download timetable and map

15min Uluru and Resort Postcard Flight (daytime)

Limited on time? Take to the skies on a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight that takes you past Ayers Rock Resort and onto breathtaking views of the desert landscape and the majestic Uluru, as well as Kata Tjuta in the distance. Enjoy this tour anytime throughout the day, excluding sunrise and sunset. Tour duration is approx. 1 hour

15min Rock Blast (Daytime)

Launch off on a rock blasting adventure and take in the sights of Ayers Rock Resort and surrounding desert landscape as you make your way towards Uluru. Enjoy a panoramic view of the breathtaking scenery unique to the Red Centre.  Tour duration approx. 1 hour
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Longitude 131°

Located adjacent to Ayers Rock Resort, Longitude 131° offers an exclusive experience of the Australian Outback, rich in cultural heritage and history.

Emu Walk Apartments

Ayers Rock Resort's 4 star self-contained apartments: Only 20km from Uluru, the newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are sheltered behind gardens of native trees. Lowest Price Guarantee.

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Ayers Rock Resort's 4 star self-contained apartments: Only 20km from Uluru, the newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are sheltered behind gardens of native trees. Lowest Price Guarantee.
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Ecology & Museum Tour

Wintjiri museum provides an educational display highlighting local history, Aboriginal culture, geology, flora and fauna. On this interpretative tour of the museum your Aboriginal guide will introduce you to the region's unique ecology and classes of mammals and fauna types not found anywhere else in the world.  Gain insights into the Anangu land conservation and management practices as well as a brief historical overview; starting 30,000 years ago with the Aboriginal habitation to the early European explorers, and the development of tourism at Uluru. Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes. Days and times: daily, 3pm Location: Wintjiri Arts & Museum

Bush Yarn

Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You'll become captivated by the yarns told by an Indigenous storyteller of Aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques used on the land. Dependant on the season, learn about traditional bushtucker or an Indigenous man’s “survival kit” including weapons such as katjii (hunting spears), tjutinpa (clubs), kali (boomerangs) and miru (spear thrower). Tour duration: approx 30 minutes. Days and times: daily, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am Location: Town Square Lawn Area

Guided Garden Walk

Desert Gardens Hotel is famous for it's magnificent gardens full of local flora. Meet your Indigenous guide at the hotel's reception for a guided tour of these authentic native gardens and an introduction to the many different plants which Anangu relied on for food and medicinal purposes. Tour duration approx. 1 hour.
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3 Day Uluru Outback Adventure Itinerary

Discover adventure in the Australian outback over 2 adventure-packed nights. Witness an amazing sunrise over Uluru. Get an adrenaline rush on a Harley Davidson ride. Enjoy dinner under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence and various guest activities. Tours in this itinerary requires a moderate level of fitness.

3 Day Uluru Budget Itinerary

Explore Australia's Red Centre on a budget in 2 packed nights. Experience the magic of Uluru. Enjoy a dinner under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence, walk through the Field of Light and discover various guest activities that will provide you with unforgettable memories. This itinerary is designed for those wanting a budget adventure.

3 Day Family Itinerary

Discover the spiritual heart of Australia with this 2 night Uluru family itinerary including Astro Tour, Uluru and Kata Tjuta sunrise tour, Dot painting and various guest activities. The tours in this suggested Uluru Family itinerary are suited to families with children 5 years and over.
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Ayers Rock Resort is currently closed due to the impact of COVID-19 and related Northern Territory border and remote community closures.  We are currently taking general bookings from 1 August 2020, although this will be reviewed regularly should circumstances change. The Lost Camel Hotel is open for limited bookings for local residents and other guests who meet the mandated travel requirements and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines regarding health and safety. For guests travelling from outside the area prior to 17 July a mandatory 14 day self-isolation period will apply. Please refer to our FAQ page for further information.