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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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Rain, hail or shine; #Uluru never ceases to amaze ❤️ With over 65 tours and experiences on offer at this iconic monolith, there's no shortage of ways to explore the spiritual heart of @Australia. From bush-walking and segways to helicopter rides, bush tucker and dining under the stars, there's something for everyone. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @erinoutdoors. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Is there anything sweeter than a two for one deal? @seeseaimages captured this stunning shot of both #Uluru and #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) on a scenic flight with @ayersrockhelicopters 🚁 Even if you've walked around @Australia's most famous natural landmarks, it's hard to fully appreciate their enormity until you've seen them from the air! Make sure to keep your camera close - as the sun sets over the outback landscape, these gigantic ochre-coloured rock formations will change colour before your very eyes 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Craig. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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After a recent trip to the Red Centre, @melbourneiloveyou “knows he will return to this place” following an action-packed adventure with @intrepidtravel. Departing from #AliceSprings, this 4 day experience is great for those who are short on time but want to see as much as possible in central @Australia. You'll witness #Uluru at sunrise and sunset, wander through the gigantic domes of #KataTjuta and hike along the towering rim of #KingsCanyon. While by night, you'll get to sit around a fire under a blanket of stars before retiring to your permanent tent ✨⛺ ​This guided Red Centre taster is sure to leave you wanting more 🧡 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Chris! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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There is nothing quite like getting up close and personal with #Uluru... many people are surprised at just HOW big it really is! ✨ The base walk is one of the best ways to see it from every angle 🙌 We recommend you start your journey in the Mala carpark in the morning then follow the path around, stopping to marvel at the other-worldly beauty of each side of the rock. The loop walk is 10.6 kilometres in total, however it's broken into sections for those not keen to do the whole thing. The Mala walk section is only 2 kilometres return making it perfect for any age. There are free daily guided tours from the Mala carpark where rangers will stop to explain rock art, demonstrate the tools traditionally used by the Anangu people and tell you the Tjukurpa (creation stories) of many rock formations. However, if you would prefer to explore the trail by yourself, the area is well signed for self-guiding. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jordhammond! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Wandering through the sheer ochre-coloured domes of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas), you'll be gobsmacked by their size and uniqueness. Some travellers find them even more mesmerising than #Uluru! You can choose from a number of walking trails that range from an easy stroll to a longer, more difficult track. The 2.6 kilometre (1.6 mile) return Walpa Gorge walk is one of the shorter options and takes you along a rocky path resembling something from Mars to a lush grove of spearwood. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @globaladmirer!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Get access all areas and unparalleled panoramas with a scenic flight over #Uluru and its vast, magnificent surrounds. By air you’ll get a sense of its enormity and see the fissures and crevices worn into its ancient surface 🙌 Choose your flight of fancy from a range of short, day-long, sunrise or sunset tours with @professional_helicopters or @ayersrockhelicopters. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @seeseaimages! #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru #ExploreUluru

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You’ll feel instantly at peace when you enter the beautiful Walpa Gorge 🙌 These towering ochre-coloured domes make up #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas), a large rock formation spread over an area of more than 20 kilometres, roughly 30 kilometres from #Uluru. The 2.6 kilometre walk through Walpa Gorge is one of the shorter and easier trails, but if you're looking for a challenge, we suggest the Valley of the Winds walk which will take you on a circuit of a few of the domes. Towards the end of the day, head to the Kata Tjuta sunset viewing area and soak in the changing colours of the domes and the desert sky. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @haylsa and @kyle_hunter!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Warning: #Uluru at #sunset may take your breath away, proceed with caution 😍 The magical sandstone monolith in the heart of #RedCentreNT was formed over 550 million years ago and has a presence unlike any other. If you're self-driving, watch the colours change from the sunset viewing area within the national park. Alternatively, join a tour with @seitoutbackaustralia or @aatkings and listen to fascinating information about the region with a glass of sparkling wine in hand as the sun goes down 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jordhammond!  #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru

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We've got stars in our eyes 🤩 Welcome to @Longitude131, where there's no such thing as a bad view! Nestled atop rust-red dunes, this luxury wilderness camp sits just outside the border of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. By day, you'll enjoy unparalleled scenes of #Uluru’s changing colours from the end of your bed, and by night, endless star-gazing opportunities from your balcony! No expense was spared when this deluxe eco-camping hotel was created and the result is a truly unique way to experience the Red Centre.  Photo: @hollyclarkphotography #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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