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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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Wispy clouds ✅ Blue skies ✅ A big red rock ✅ Yep, what a view indeed, hey @beaumicheli! During the day, #Uluru basks in the glow of the Aussie sun, but in the late afternoon, when the sun starts to dip, it starts a performance you’ll never forget ❤️ From bush walking and segways to helicopter rides, scenic flights and skydives, there are many ways to experience this iconic region. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Beau!  #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru #ExploreUluru

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The excitement doesn't stop when the sun goes down at #Uluru! If you've signed up for @ExploreUluru's dune top canapes, your night is only just beginning... 🌟 Just after the sun has set you'll arrive at this exclusive location and as darkness falls, the #FieldOfLight will slowly come to life before your eyes. Savour a selection of outback canapes with sparkling wine or beer as your host tells you more about the light installation that awaits you. Under a sky brilliant with stars, you'll slowly make your way down to the field and wander through the illuminated 50,000 glass spheres 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kate_miles_! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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Calling all adventure seekers! Lace up your walking shoes and explore the Rim Walk at #KingsCanyon - this challenging but spectacular hike is 6 kilometres in length and skirts the edge of the canyon for much of the trail, providing magnificent views of the cliffs and surrounding landscape. Watarrka National Park can be found roughly halfway between #AliceSprings and #Uluru and is way more than just a day trip destination 🙌 Why not explore the region's walking trails, four-wheel drive tracks, cultural tours and accommodation options ranging from camping to resort-style rooms. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @shaun_jeffers!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Sunset at #Uluru... now, that's cause for celebration! 🥂😍 The giant monolith is best seen at #sunrise and #sunset, when the light changes and the ochre-coloured rock seems to glow. There are a number of tour options which take you to the best vantage points at the crucial moments. @Seitoutbackaustralia and @aatkings offer morning and afternoon experiences, while there are other designated viewing areas which provide epic scenes and can be accessed via your own transport. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ooanschioo!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #SeeUluru

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Don't get us wrong, scenic flights over #Uluru are pretty epic, but check out this incredible view of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) from the air! 🚁 Roughly 35 kilometres west of #Uluru, the 36 domes that make up this other-worldly natural wonder sit shoulder to shoulder and form a spectacular and unique configuration of deep valleys and steep gorges spread over more than 20 kilometres (12.4 miles). Many parts of Kata Tjuta are either sacred or inaccessible, so a scenic flight is one of the best ways to see the whole formation and get a true understanding of its size 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @nomadiclio! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #SeeUluru

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Dreamy dusk scenes in the Top End 💜 Road-tripping through the NT, @elisecook said "there is something about being out here, immersed in the natural world around us, the red earth beneath our feet and the big Outback skies above us". We couldn't have said it better ourselves! The journey from #Darwin to #AliceSprings is easily one of @Australia's most exciting adventures bringing together a world of ancient landscapes, aboriginal culture and endless skies. From the red desert sands of #Uluru, to World Heritage listed #Kakadu National Park and the magnificent Nitmiluk (#Katherine) Gorge, the diversity of the NT will astound you 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Elise! #SeeAustralia

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This is one view that is guaranteed to stop you right in your tracks! 🙌 There are a number of walks and experiences that take you right up close to #Uluru, including the 10.6km Base Walk. As the name suggests, the walk circles the entire base of this ochre-coloured monolith and takes roughly 3.5 hours. Parts of the loop have been divided into shorter trails where you can check out the little known pockets of water and lush woodlands that line this iconic natural wonder. PS - Have you entered our competition for two people to win a trip to the Red Centre? See our last video post for the details - the competition ends tomorrow night! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachelgrixti. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Ummm... we might be awhile here! @KingsCanyon Resort's deluxe spa rooms take bath time to a whole new level 🙌 Located roughly halfway between #AliceSprings and #Uluru, #KingsCanyon and Watarrka National Park are more than just a day trip destination... there are number of bush-walking options which take in the sights and let you marvel at the sheer natural beauty, along with adventure activities and cultural experiences. After a big day of exploring, you can return to your room and soak up your outback surrounds from the tub 🛁 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @traveloutbackaustralia!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Is this how you pictured accommodation in the outback? @ga_photo captured this rockin' photo at @Longitude131, a series of luxurious tented pavilions located just outside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. No expense was spared when this deluxe eco-camping hotel was created and the result is a truly unique way to experience #Uluru. Guests have uninterrupted views of the mighty monolith across the property, including the pool! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, George. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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