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What To Know About Uluru National Park


After checking out one of the NT’s bucket list destinations yesterday in Kings Canyon …today we head further west towards the most well-known Monolith in the world…ULURU! Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock is one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Not only a breathtaking natural formation but the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an immensely spiritual place. Learn about the history behind the Uluru National park through tours, travels and art installations.

A landscape over 550 million years old, Uluru is not only just the most well-known monolith, but the biggest in the world. Scaling the landscape at 348 metres tall, you really won’t find anything else like it. Located in the heart of the Red Centre, this spectacular rock is completely made up of sandstone. From Sunrise to Sunset, watch the colours of the rock change right before your eyes. There is absolutely nothing like it, this landmark is truly a sight worth seeing!

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Before Art Insallation
Uluru, one of the great natural wonders of the world

Being a very spiritual place, the local Aboriginal people believe the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks carries a very special cultural significance as the earth, people, animals and memories all live as one. With over 40 sacred aboriginal sites, the Anangu people believe that Uluru was created at the beginning of time by the travels of great ancestral beings. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park and hear stories of this ancient land and how it came to be.

learn and feel the connections with the land and see the spiritualness that inhabits this spectacular land. You can take a number of tours around the landscape including walks with a traditional owner, climb aboard a camel tour, self-drive or dine in a field of lights under the cover of the endless night sky. There are so many things to experience at Ayers Rock.

Uluru Landscape Ayers Rock
A Spectacularly spiritual and cultural landscape

Mt Conner – AKA Fooluru

Just shy of the highest rock in Australia, Mt Conner stands at a height of 300 metres tall. Mt Conner, also known as Fooluru by the locals is another absolutely picturesque natural wonder of the Northern Territory. The flat-topped rock mountain resembles the well known Ayers Rock, due to its sandstone exterior. However, has a very distinctive horseshoe formation.

Curtin Springs Station Tour
Curtin Springs provides travellers with hearty meals, supplies and accommodation on their way to Uluru

Located on a privately owned Cattle station called Curtin Springs Station, there is still the opportunity for 4WD Adventure tours available for tourists interested in learning about the Mount Conner desert lifestyle. Whilst the SEIT Outback Australia being the only tour actually permitted on the privately owned land, they really take care of their guest as the Station Cook prepares a 3-course home-cooked dinner at the Curtin Springs station homestead. Something you don’t get just anywhere!

Uluru Tours

If you’re looking to take a tour around Uluru, you’ll be spoilt with choice as there are a number of tours available for tourists heading to the big Ayers Rock! From sunset tours to a 5 day trip from Darwin to Alice Springs, Uluru Tour Australia has got you covered.

However, if you’re looking for something for the more independent traveller, you can go on several different cultural tours around the base of the rock. From Camel express Sunset and Sunrise Tours, to Uluru Aboriginal Experience tours, or bike tours, you can learn as much as you want about Uluru and the landscape here.

Uluru Bike tours around Ayres Rock
Bike tours around the Ayers Rock

Field of lights Uluru

An Art Installation built by a British Artist named Bruce Munroe, you really can’t pass up such a unique experience like the field of lights. Dressed up in our best attire, The team made their way out into the desert after a short shuttle bus. Located just a short walk into the dunes, the night starts off with some champagne and canapes before the Sounds of Silence – Fields of Lights dinner begins.

Sound of Silence Dinner at Field of Lights Art Installation
Sound of Silence Dinner at the Field of Lights

As daylight dies and dusk turns to night, the Field of Lights installation lights up the dunes and the atmosphere is like no other. More than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted glass spheres bloom in the darkness. A serial experience you do not want to miss if you plan to make your way out to this remarkably spiritual landscape.

Field of Lights at Sound of Silence dinner
Field of lights Installation

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Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.