Uluru is the shortened name for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Its nickname is Ayers Rock because it is made from a rock formation. The magnificent natural wonder of Uluru is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

HOW TO GO

Reaching Uluru is very easy. Ayers Rock airport services domestic flights from Perth, Sydney, Alice Springs and Cairns. From there, the park has connections from every direction. On the west, take Docker River Road. On the north, there is a road through Alice Springs. And on the south, take Stuart Highway. Many tour companies will offer you bus, motorcycle, and safari tours.

WHEN TO GO

August through November is the post-summer period when the temperature drops. It is the best time of the year to view the sunset, as the lighting plays with the red rocks. The monsoon months, March through April, do not experience much rainfall. Therefore, you can also visit during this time of the year.

WHERE TO GO

The 5.8 miles of the national park has many places to explore. Viewing the sunset from beyond the sand dunes is an epic moment. The best sunset viewing points are Talinguru Nyakuntjaku and Kata Tjuta. Trekking through the park is highly recommended. Walpa Gorge Wak, Valley of Winds Walk, Liru Wal, Uluru Base Walk, and Mala Walk are walking tours which take you through the vibrant wildlife and rugged scenery.

WHERE TO STAY

Yulara is a resort village with a variety of accommodations. You can go camping or stay at a luxurious hotel. Curtin Spring is near Yulara, and it has free camping grounds.

ELECTRICITY

Australian devices function at 230 Volts. A step up transformer is a must if you want your low voltage device to work in Uluru. The sockets are Type I, so you will most likely need a travel adapter as well. 

December 28, 2017 11:18 pm Published by

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