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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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Red sand, camels, #Uluru in the distance... yep, you're in central @Australia! Gently coasting along the sand dunes some 10 feet off the ground, you'll have amazing views of the surrounding outback landscape 🐪 Home to over 60 camels, @UluruCamelTours is the largest camel farm in Australia and run daily sunrise, daytime and sunset tours overlooking Uluru and #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas). Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kyle_hunter!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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This magnificent red-orange rock is guaranteed to make you just as happy as @haylsa and @kyle_hunter here 😄 After a recent trip to #Uluru, Hayley said she'd “re-live this week in a heartbeat!” And with stunning scenes such as these around the base walk, it’s not hard to see why! At 348 metres high, you’ll be left speechless taking in this iconic monolith, which is believed to be made of sandstone about half a billion years old 🙌  The 10.6 kilometre loop walk leads you around the base of Uluru and takes roughly 3.5 hours to complete, depending on how much time we spend you gawking at the rock! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Hayley. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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When the views look like THIS, you know the walk is going to be worth it 🙌 Only three hours from #Uluru, #KingsCanyon is not to be missed, featuring 100 metre high ancient sandstone walls. Lace up your hiking 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 other walking trails, four-wheel drive tracks, cultural tours and accommodation options ranging from camping to glamping. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kyle_hunter. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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You'll feel like a rock-star flying over #Uluru 😉 Even if you've walked around @Australia's most famous natural landmark, you can’t fully appreciate Uluru's enormity until you've seen it from the air 🚁 @AyersRockScenicFlights offer tours from sunrise to sunset across the region, including the many domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), the NT's largest salt lake at Lake Amadeus, the breathtaking sight of Kings Canyon and surrounding areas in the Watarrka National Park. With a window seat for everyone on all of their planes, you’re guaranteed an epic view! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jordaaaan_. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Now, THIS is what we call an entrance! The ancient red rock formations of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) rise seemingly out of nowhere from the dusty land. From a distance it may look like one single rock, but it's actually a group of 36 domes that 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). Kata Tjuta is a Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal word meaning "many heads". Roughly 35 kilometres west of #Uluru, you can see them up close along one of the walking trails or from a helicopter on a scenic flight. Kata Tjuta looks particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset when the formations change colour 🧡 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @haylsa and @jordhammond. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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You're invited to walk the ultimate red carpet 😍 There are lots of ways to experience #Uluru, however the 10.6 kilometre Base Walk has to be one of the best to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of this ochre-coloured monolith. As the name suggests, the trail 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 spectacular Red Centre wonder. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jimmie.sjoholm. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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The lovely @MargotRobbie ventured to the Red Centre this week for the ultimate outback adventure, including a visit to #Uluru and a trip on #TheGhan 🙌 According to Margot, there's no need for filters - “it's just that beautiful out here". We can't argue with that! #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia

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We've hit the road... next stop: an epic Red Centre adventure 🙌 🚗 Central @Australia was made for road-trips with a number of exciting drive routes linking #AliceSprings, #Uluru, #KingsCanyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Whether you've hired a car or brought your own, happy to stay on sealed roads or keen to try a dirt track; there's something for everyone in the Aussie outback. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @beaumicheli! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Did we mentioned it rained at #Uluru this week?! After months with very little rainfall, this massive, red-orange sandstone monolith was transformed into a series of stunning cascades and waterfalls! Rainwater on the rock's surface also causes it to change colour. From dark burgundy to shining silver and even black, every side of Uluru takes a different shade, making this spectacle a photographer’s delight. This rare view of the falls is seen by very few travellers to the Red Centre, so consider yourself lucky if you get to experience it! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @warren_of_the_wild.  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #SeeUluru

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