One of Australia’s most iconic land masses, Uluru never ceases to amaze me how impressive it is. Towering 867m above sea level, and 3.6km long, the sheer size of The Rock is super impressive. One of my favourite things to do at Ayers Rock is to spend the morning cycling around The Rock. And then in the evening, after a little siesta, watch the sunset illuminate the rock in bright orange, before it turns a series of red hues, getting darker, before it fades into charcoal.
Tip: Walking or riding around is a nice activity which the entire family can enjoy and gives you a chance to see The Rock up close where you can feel its harsh surface.
3. The Olgas
Traditionally known as Kata Tjuta, The Olgas are phenomenal. The sheer size of these 36 domed rocks is seriously captivating, leaving you to feel so small in comparison. The tallest rock, Mt Olga sits 1066m above sea level which is a whopping 200m higher than Uluru! The Olgas are part of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, about 53 km drive from Ayers Rock so make sure you fit them in when you go to Uluru.
Tip: If your kids can handle it, I would recommend taking the Valley of the Winds Walk which is roughly 3 hours. It’s incredible and the scenery is spectacular, plus it’s a little more off-road with small trails and ups and downs.