Destination Guide - Ayers Rock/Uluru
Ayers Rock (Uluru) rises 348 metres out of the earth in Australia’s Red Centre and is 9.4 kilometres in circumference. This iconic, World Heritage-listed site is of spiritual significance to Australia’s Aboriginal people and the landscape has been looked after by its traditional Anangu owners for tens of thousands of years. There is a cultural centre and various walks and tours run by Anangu peoples to give insight into their traditions, as well as the nature and science of the area. If you’re there at sunrise or sunset you’ll see the region in all its spiritual light as the earth glows crimson.
In winter (June to August) it’s usually a mild 20°C although temperatures can still get very cold at night. In summer (December to February) it’s a stifling 30-35°C.
Getting there and around
Because of its remote location, the easiest way to get to Uluru is by plane or by car. Guided tours are a good option for when you are there. If you have time take and aerial flight and see it from above.
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