Things To Do On An Uluru Tour
Many people visit the Northern Territory to go on Uluru tours, but did you know there’s a whole lot more to see than the world’s most famous monolith whilst in the Red Centre?
If you’re booking Uluru tours, you’ll also want to check out these neighbouring Red Centre attractions…
Visiting Uluru (of course)
Yes, Uluru is the main attraction that brings over 400,000 people to Australia’s Red Centre every year! It is thought to be around 600 million years old and is of great significance to Australia’s indigenous people – steeped in ancient history and legend!
Kata Tjuta (Kata T-what-a?)
Nearby you’ll also find some more other-wordly rock formations known as Kata Tjuta. Also known as The Olgas, its traditional name of Kata Tjuta translates as many heads – making sense of the group of domed rocks that form the attraction. Most Uluru tours will take you to Kata Tjuta as well as it’s only a 45 minute (approx.) drive from Uluru. Whilst visiting Kata Tjuta you can hike around the domes taking in the incredible views, creek-beds and rare plant-life.
(There’s more!) Kings Canyon – Watarrka National Park
Kings Canyon is a sight to behold, situated in the Watarrka National Park, it is around a 4 hour drive from Uluru. Another destination often looped in with Uluru tours from Alice Springs, a visit here will give you a different view of Australia’s Red Centre. Whilst visiting Kings Canyon, you’ll want to allow around 4 hours to complete the rather challenging Kings Canyon Rim Walk. The views of the gorge below are both incredible, and dwarfing.
This 3 Day Uluru Camping tour visits Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon and departs from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport.
Travelling on a budget? Check out the Darwin to Alice Springs Express and turn your journey into a little adventure.