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5 ways to experience Uluru

Deep in the Red Centre of the Northern Territory, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is the ideal destination for those seeking something different in a holiday. The giant monolith in the heart of Australia has to be seen to be believed and there are many different ways that you can marvel at this natural landmark.

Here are five extraordinary experiences that allow you to appreciate the grandeur and cultural significance of this iconic Australian landmark up close.

1. Uluru Camel tour

Discover the stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime on an Uluru Camel tour in the Australian outback. The breathtaking landmark is over 500 million years in the making and one of the best things to do in Uluru is to explore the desert landscape by camelback.

Uluru camel tours are an iconic activity and visitors of all ages are invited to take part. For those short on time, the express camel tour offers a gentle 45 minute journey into the outback. However, if you really want to be impressed, book an unforgettable sunrise or sunset tour and watch nature’s own light show come to life with a colourful display.

A complimentary Australian breakfast with damper, tea and coffee or a sparkling glass of wine and nibbles at sunset is served to give you a chance to stop and embrace the moment.

2. Uluru Segway Tour

With a circumference of 9.4km and an elevation of 348m, Uluru is taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A brilliant way to cover a lot of ground without exerting yourself too much in the desert heat is to jump on a fun and interactive Uluru Segway Tour.

You’ll be surprised by just how easy it is to glide around Uluru on these two wheeled segways. No experience is necessary as each person is given a safety briefing and practice circuit run before the tour sets out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Learn about the local Anangu people as you explore the base of Uluru and the popular Mutitjulu Waterhole during a 2.5 hour Uluru segway tour with incredible photo opportunities. If you are staying at Ayers Rocks Resort, transfers are available so you can sit back and enjoy the journey.

3. Uluru Sunset BBQ Dinner

After a busy day exploring the Australian Outback, settle in for a magical sunset at Uluru followed by a BBQ dinner. Uluru is famous for its spectacular sunsets with dedicated viewing areas to appreciate this daily spectacle. As the sun rays hit the rock formation, the colours of Uluru will transform before your eyes in a tranquil moment of magic.

A complimentary glass of bubbly is provided so you can share a toast with loved ones and pose for an obligatory selfie before sitting down for an optional barbecue dinner under the stars in the outback. An Uluru sunset is a bucket list experience every traveller should tick off their list during a visit to the Red Centre in the Northern Territory.

4. Uluru Field of Light experience

If you want to admire art in the outback then you won’t need to travel too far to see the fantastic Field of Light display on the doorsteps of Uluru. Bruce Monro is the creator of this outdoor art installation comprised of over 50,000 colourful lights that effortlessly blend together to create a living, breathing field of colour best viewed once the sun dips below the horizon.

The Field of Light illuminates the night sky as far as the eye can see and is a one of a kind art experience that visitors can admire at their own pace strolling through the fields. The fantasy garden moves and sways with the breeze and covers seven football fields.

The Uluru Field of Light experience also includes access to an upper viewing deck for a unique perspective of the fields and a complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate. This is one Uluru experience not to be missed.

5. Uluru Helicopter flights

Want to see Uluru from the air? Grab your boarding pass and jump on an Uluru helicopter flight that will take you on a breathtaking flight with panoramic views of the iconic landmark in the middle of the Australian desert.

Only from the sky can you truly appreciate the true scale of this natural wonder in Central Australia. During your scenic Uluru helicopter flight, you’ll be able to witness areas of Uluru that are inaccessible by foot during a 15-minute flight and the photograph opportunities are nothing short of extraordinary.

Upgrade to the 25 minute flight and you’ll get even more bang for your dollar exploring Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one great value scenic flight. We love this experience because it is suitable for all ages and abilities and will leave an indelible mark in your mind of the special moments shared here in the Northern Territory.

The Northern Territory is the destination for those seeking something different out of their holiday. Come to the Red Centre and discover all of the top things to do in Uluru. The mystical magic of Uluru is all yours to explore and there are a myriad of ways that you can get outdoors to experience Uluru from the ground or up in the air. Click here to start filling up your itinerary with extraordinary Uluru experiences.

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