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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.

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As the light gives way to darkness, a sea of colourful solar lights come to life against the backdrop of the mighty #Uluru. The #FieldOfLight exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is Bruce Munro’s largest work to date, with more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of nine football fields. The epic art piece will now be on show until 31 December 2020, giving you plenty of time to start planning your dream trip to the Red Centre! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @haydenwing 👍  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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"They weren't joking about the middle of Australia being red - it's nothing short of amazing!" Welcome to the real outback, @harryvick 😉The Red Centre is home to a number of iconic natural wonders, however many people don't realise there's more than one big rock in this region! This distinctive flat-topped sandstone monolith is called #MountConner and often fools travellers on their way to #Uluru, earning it the nickname 'Fool-uru' 😂 After a surge of excitement and a flurry of photos, it eventually dawns on most of them that this rock actually looks quite different from Uluru's famous silhouette! While it might not be the rock they were looking for, that doesn't mean it's any less striking 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Harry!

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Not a morning person? We guarantee that'll change here 😍 Nestled among ancient dunes, @longitude131 is a gathering of sixteen tented pavilions designed to offer a luxurious outback sanctuary 🙌 With unparalleled views of #Uluru, 'camping' certainly doesn't get much more glamorous than this! Imagine waking up to @Australia's most iconic sight... literally at the end of your bed ❤️ Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia,  @talesandtrails_ 👍 #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Honestly, this photo is so epic we're not sure it even needs a caption 🙌 On a scale of one to other-worldly, this view of #KataTjuta (and #Uluru, in the distance!) certainly takes the cake. @ayersrockscenicflights offer daily aerial tours of these two landmarks, along with other Red Centre attractions including Kings Canyon and Mount Conner. The best bit? Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat - so, you won't miss a thing! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Team ARSF!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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#Uluru, is that you? Nup, it's #MountConner! This mysterious monolith fools a lot of visitors driving up from #AliceSprings, who spot it on the horizon 100 kilometres east of Uluru. After a surge of excitement, they soon realise that this rock actually looks quite different from Uluru's famous silhouette! Locals call it 'Fool-uru' 😜 If you're keen to see it up close, you can join a tour with @CurtinSprings, the owners of the surrounding cattle station. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @bebeyondborders! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Fri-nally! A long weekend at #Uluru sounds pretty good right now, whadda you reckon? 😉 Instead of heading home after work, you could be making your way to a viewing platform to watch the sun go down over this iconic monolith with a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles. We know what we'd rather! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @healthy_fit_traveller 👍 #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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Nothing to see here... just your standard arvo at #Uluru 😎 If you hear someone talking about this iconic monolith, they'll more than likely mention the stunning scenes they witnessed at sunset. During the day, Uluru basks in the glow of the @Australia sun, but at night, when the sun dips below the horizon, it starts a performance you’ll never forget ❤️ It was even more special for @alenadarcy, who's partner proposed on their recent visit... Congrats guys 💍  What better place to pop the question 😉 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Alena! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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Do you prefer a bit of luxury when it comes to accommodation? What if we said you could have a billion-star experience... camping! 🏕 If you're looking for an authentic #Uluru outback experience, we'd suggest heading to the campground at Ayers Rock Resort where you can park your camper van or pitch a tent under the shade of the native desert oaks. There's a swimming pool, BBQ facilities and an outdoor kitchen onsite 👍 We're keen, if you are! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jordaaaan_. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Are we on Mars? Nup 👉 it's #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas), of course! If you're visiting #Uluru, these other-worldly ochre domes are well worth a visit. Uluru might be taller than the Eiffel Tower, but Kata Tjuta towers another 200 metres higher than that; it dwarfs even New York City’s Empire State Building 😲 The 2.6km (return) Walpa Gorge walk is one of the best ways to see this Red Centre icon up close and appreciate its sheer size. The trail takes you between two domes, a shady refuge for many desert plants and animals. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @dlgrumbles! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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