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Uluru & Surrounds

Map showing the Uluru and Surrounds region in the Northern Territory

Considered the spiritual heart of Australia, this region's gem is Uluru/Ayers Rock, but it also offers visitors so much more, and is only a few hours from Sydney.

Get ready to be blown away by World Heritage-listed natural wonders, iconic wildlife and the red dirt of the Australian Outback. The Uluru region is home to two of Australia's most famous rock formations, a mighty canyon and an ancient indigenous culture rich in story, dance and art.

Top 10 region awarded to The Red Centre, Australia. Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019

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Oh Kata Tjuta, you're a photographer's dream 😍 To fully appreciate this natural wonder, you need to experience it from the air 🚁 The scale and size of #KataTjuta (The Olgas) is almost unbelievable as you glide over the 36 ochre-coloured domes, the highest of which stands 198 metres taller than #Uluru! @Professional_Helicopters offer daily aerial tours of many of the Red Centre's main attractions including Uluru, Mount Conner, Kings Canyon and Lake Amadeus. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @sarawltr.  ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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#Uluru sure knows how to roll out the red carpet... 😉 @jaydidphoto captured this mesmerising shot on a sunrise scenic flight with @ayersrockhelicopters over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which recently reopened to visitors. Winter in @visitcentralaus is nothing short of wonderful, with lower temperatures and endless blue-sky days. ​Time your trip and stay at @exploreuluru's Ayers Rock Resort, which is welcoming guests from August. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jaydidphoto. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Get ready, we're bringing the #Uluru Camel Cup to you! 🐪 We'll be live streaming this iconic annual event on our YouTube channel tomorrow at 12.30pm AEST. With only a small number of local residents in attendance, the event will be a little different this year, however it promises to be just as entertaining! ​Tune in for live races, fashions OFF the field and much more! Sign up for a reminder via the link in our bio or check out our IG story. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jordhammond. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #UluruCamelCup

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We’ll give you a second while you pick your jaw off the floor! The changing colours of #Uluru are without a doubt one of the monolith’s biggest drawcards, particularly at sunset when it can light up and turn bright orange!💥 @melissafindley captured this beauty of a shot on a scenic helicopter flight with @professional_helicopters, one of the many must-do experiences in @visitcentralaus. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Melissa! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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We could stare at this star-tling night sky forever 💫 Would you believe this is #Uluru? The Mala walk to Kantju Gorge, a two kilometre return section of the base walk, showcases local Anangu rock art and these sheer vertical walls. This particular spot is well known for its profound peacefulness. Please note: @jaydidphoto received special permission to capture this image within the national park after dark. ​​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jaydidphoto. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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When we daydream, this is the place we go... @longitude131 at #Uluru 💭🙌 ​​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @beyondthebluetravel and @kattte_ ! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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We hope these spectacular golden hour scenes overlooking #KataTjuta and #Uluru will help to brighten your day a little bit 🧡 ​ ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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What a whooper of a view, or should we say Walpa of a view! The 2.6 kilometre Walpa Gorge walk follows the natural creek between two of #KataTjuta's largest ochre-coloured domes along a rocky, but relatively easy track. With the tallest dome said to be around 546 metres high (roughly 200 metres higher than #Uluru), it’s hard not to be amazed by its sheer size 🙌 Located 35 kilometres west of #Uluru, the ancient rock formations can also be viewed from a helicopter on a scenic flight or from one of the designated viewing platforms - it looks particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset when the rock change colour 🧡 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @notthatwilson! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Take in #Uluru from every angle along the Base Walk 🙌  The walk is about 10 kilometres in length and takes you around the whole circumference of the rock. Each section looks and feels different 🧡 Some areas are surprisingly green and lush, providing plenty of wildlife and bush tucker spotting opportunities, while other sections feel open and vast, with little shade. You can do the entire walk, or just concentrate on one or more of its sections, depending on how much time you have, your level of fitness and the weather. ​​​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jessicarathx. ​ PS - ​If you’re in the U.S., and a member of #BachelorNation, don’t miss @BachelorABC tonight to see the Northern Territory on primetime TV! Tonight is the finale, airing at 8/7 Central on ABC! #TheBachelor ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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