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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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Rise and shine, you don't want to miss sunrise at #Uluru! While the early morning start can be a bit of a struggle, we guarantee there's nowhere more peaceful to take in the first rays of the day. Seeing this ancient monolith at sunrise or sunset is the best way to see its magical colours transform. There are a number of tour options which take you to the key vantage points at the best times. @Seitoutbackaustralia, @aatkings and @exploreuluru offer various experiences...alternatively, there are other sites which provide a great view and can be accessed via your own transport. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ashleydobson! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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Just taking a moment to appreciate the view 😍 @_chloesmithphotography_ recently watched this epic display of pastel goodness over #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) from @ExploreUluru's famous Sounds of Silence dining experience. If you're visiting the Red Centre, #sunset is a must-see at #Uluru and Kata Tjuta - the afternoon show is different everyday! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Chloe. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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After a visit to #Uluru, @helloemilie said “it's hard to put into words how magical this place really is, something you can only understand by experiencing with your own eyes." We couldn't agree more! A scenic helicopter tour is one of the many ways you can experience this special part of @Australia 🚁 While flights run throughout the day, it's easy to see why the #sunset option receives such glowing reviews 😉 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Emilie. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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#KingsCanyon, have we told you how magnificent you look lately?! Only three hours from #Uluru, this stunning location features 100 metre high ancient sandstone walls. Lace up your walking boots and explore the Rim Walk - 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. 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, @uptheguts2017! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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The ancient red rock formations of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) rise from the dusty land to make an incredible sight in Central Australia. From a distance it may look like one single rock, but it's actually a group of 36 domes spread over an area of 20 kilometres. Kata Tjuta is a Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal word meaning "many heads". @jasoncharleshill recently "gained a whole new perspective on how magical this land is" on a sunset scenic helicopter flight - he took in this spectacular sight, along with #Uluru, located only 30 kilometres away.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Hey #Uluru 👋 Most people grow up seeing this iconic monolith in photos or on TV, rising seemingly out of nowhere, glowing red, purple and orange at sunrise or sunset, or drenched with torrents of water during storms. But, it’s only up close that you see the details and can really appreciate its sheer size 🙏 This is where the Base Walk comes in 👉 the 10.6km loop quite literally takes you right around the base of Uluru! You can choose to do the whole walk or just a couple of sections depending on your level of fitness, the weather or how much time you have. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @erinoutdoors! #SeeAustralia #ExploreUluru #RedCentreNT

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Mesmerising abstract painting or Red Centre salt lake? 🤔 @jasoncharleshill recently captured this incredible aerial shot of the glistening white salt flats less than 100 kilometres from #Uluru. @CurtinSprings, a privately owned cattle station, offer guided walking tours on their property including the salt lakes, #MountConner and at full moon. The combination of ancient and vast salt lakes, different land types each with their unique features and textures, and the ever present moods of the grand Mount Conner, are sure to leave you with a full camera roll 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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#Uluru recently received some rain and lucky local @tipofthegower was there to capture the moment the sun poked out from behind the clouds minutes before sunset 😍 While most visitors aren't hoping for rain, this incredible sight is both rare and mesmerising.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, William! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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It's easy to see why it's called #KingsCanyon 👑 Located midway between #Uluru and #AliceSprings, you'll find this natural wonder at the western end of the George Gill Range in Watarrka National Park. The canyon's sandstone walls were formed from small cracks that have eroded over millions of years to create these magnificent cliffs 🙌 The lush, sheltered creek below is a refuge for many plants and animals. The best way to explore the canyon is on foot with two walking trails to pick from; including the longer, more challenging Rim Walk and the easier Kings Creek Walk at the base of the canyon.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @shantal_indo!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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