We all strive to fill our lives with new experiences, and curate a mind bank of awesomeness (we are explorers after all). Hurtling towards Uluru at terminal velocity falls into this category.
Cheapskates can close their eyes, point a hair-dryer in their faces and switch on their imagination. Others may have thrown a few more goldies into their piggy banks, and although it’s over faster than most would like, it’s not something you’ll be forgetting in a hurry.
Skydive Uluru are the only operator in the area and with thousands of jumps under the belt (and a clean safety record), you’re in more than capable hands with this mob.
Trails weave around Uluru and even into the rock itself. The base walk is the most common, a 10.6km loop that takes around 3.5 hours to complete, depending on how much you gawp at the rock art. The other options are significantly shorter (up to 4.5km) and each offers a different rock experience. Time it right after rainfall, and the Kuniya Walk guides visitors to the Mutitjulu waterhole, an experience that’ll make you question everything you thought possible at Uluru!
None of them are particularly challenging (for the most part they’re relatively short and flat) but it’s the heat that can get the better of travellers who don’t kit themselves with commonsensical supplies: water, sunscreen and hat. For a full list of walks, check this out.
Field of Light
The brainchild of British bulb wizard Bruce Munro, this ambitious art installation is like nothing else on earth.
Known locally as Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku, it means ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ which perfectly encapsulates the experience. As the light gives way to darkness, a sea of 50,000 solar lights illuminate across a spectrum of pulsing colour beneath the backdrop of the mighty Uluru.
The light installation has now been extended to run until December 2020.
There are so many ways to ensure your trip to Uluru is one you'll never forget. If you're looking to splurge for one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences then there are a number of dining experiences, where you can enjoy dinner out under the outback night sky, need we say more?