Tours for Ayers Rock
About Ayers Rock, Uluru
Ayers Rock is also known by its Aboriginal name “Uluru”. It was named for the Premier of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. It is an enormous sandstone monolithic formation and is considered one of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks. It is 3.6 kms long and rises 348 metres in height. It is also believed that two-thirds of the rock lies beneath the sand.
It holds a sacred place in the creation mythology of the Aboriginal people. There are many stunning pieces of aboriginal rock art around Uluru that dates back at least 5,000 years. Uluru is also known to have the best sunrise and sunset views as the colours of the entire landscape change based on the light. There is an official sunset/sunrise viewing point where one can see the spectacular landscape.
Visitors can either do the entire Uluru Base Walk or cover one or more sections of it. Park rangers guide a daily Mala Walk as well. Other walks are the Kuniya Walk, the Lungkata Walk and the Liru Walk.
Ayers Rock Information
- Most of the walks are wheelchair accessible, and range from easy to moderate.
- Although climbing is not prohibited, it is discouraged as the aboriginals consider it sacred ground.
- The climb is demanding and there have been cases of death and injury.
- Do not attempt the climb if you have high or low blood pressure, heart problems, breathing problems, a fear of heights or if you are not fit.
- Access to Uluru may be closed due to inclement weather conditions.
- The hottest part of the day at Uluru is between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
- You can hire bicycles from the Cultural Centre through Outback Cycling and take a 15 kilometer return ride 'round the rock'.
Ayers Rock Tickets Prices
- The three day Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park permit fee of $25 AUD includes visit to Uluru/Ayers Rock.
Ayers Rock Opening and Closing Hours
- Free ranger-guided Mala Walk 8 am daily, departs from the Mala Walk car park.
- Closed Overnight; In summer (December, January and February) from 8 am; if the forecasted temperature at 5 pm the day before is 36 degrees Celsius or above.
How To Get To Ayers Rock by Public Transport
- Uluru Express runs buses every hour from all major resorts in Yulara.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Uluru before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Uluru and book an accommodation of your choice.
Address: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Lasseter Highway, Uluru NT 0872, Australia
Ticket Price: 25 AUD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
Added 4.7K times in trip plans
Outdoors, Off Road, Family And Kids, Nature
Try TripHobo Trip Planner
Book Ayers Rock Tickets And Tours
See Australia’s iconic natural monuments at sunrise and sunset! Watch the Australian outback desert come alive in a dramatic wash of color – see the rock domes of Kata Tjuta at sunrise and Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset! Enjoy an outback picnic breakfast and a sunset sparkling wine toast on these small group tours of Australia's two essential outback sights!
Flying slow and keeping low, like a lizard, this helicopter flight from Ayers Rock offers exceptional viewing opportunities of Australia's Red Center. See the unspoiled beauty of the Northern Territory desert as you take in the vast splendor of Lake Amadeus on this extended helicopter flight. Look for camels roaming where the salt lake meets the desert sands, and then marvel at the spectacle of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).
Contemplate how the outback pioneers traveled across regions of Australia on a camel tour with an expert guide. Choose from sunrise, sunset or express camel rides against the backdrop of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kata Tjuta. Watch the desert come to life in the early morning, or choose a later ride to see the changing colors of Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta at dusk. If youâre short on time, take a morning or afternoon express camel ride for a taste of central Australiaâs traditional transport. Along the way, your expert cameleer provides information about the desertâs wildlife and ecology, and shares their passion and respect for camels, the âships of the desert,â which played a vital role in opening up central Australiaâs remote outback regions.
Enjoy an Aussie-style barbecue dinner with views of AustraliaâÂÂs most recognized natural icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock). Unwind with a complimentary glass of wine as you watch the sun sink over Uluru. Then, enjoy a mouthwatering dinner within the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park as a myriad of stars come out to light up the outbackâÂÂs night sky. After dinner, your outback experience is enhanced with a star tour of the southern desert sky.
Share your experience - Rate Ayers Rock, Uluru
- Nearby Attractions
- Sounds Of Silence Dinner
- Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- 5 Star Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- 4 Star Hotels Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- 3 Star Hotels Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- Budget Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- Cheap Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- Luxury Hotels Near Ayers Rock
- Uluru Day-wise Trips
- 1 Day in Uluru
- 2 Days in Uluru
- 3 Days in Uluru
- 4 Days in Uluru
- 5 Days in Uluru
- 6 Days in Uluru
- 7 Days in Uluru