You will be amazed to discover how beautiful arid lands can be only is you go on The Rock Tour Ayres Rock that greatly attracts nature lovers. Uluru is an excellent place for those who love the experience of camping amid the massive sandstone monolith of Ayers Rock located 45 km from the nearest human habitation in Alice Springs. The vast stretch of rocks might apparently seem lifeless but offer enough excitement for adventure lovers. And even those who are not adventure lovers would find many things to see and do at the Rock. Although some of the activities might be expensive, there are lots of things to do from sightseeing to walking at Ayers Rock.
Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru
Undertaking some of the recommended activities at the Kata Tjuta National Park will cost you extra besides the tour cost because you must pay separately for it. But no more expenses once you are inside as you can enjoy the activities paid for. If you are not interested in the activities then also there are lots of sightseeing to do that provides wholesome enjoyment. It would take about 30 minutes to go around Uluru in a vehicle. You can satisfy your photographic desires to the fullest at the Kata Tjuta Park located 50 km from Uluru without spending anything. The landscape of Uluru comprising of desert oaks and sand dunes is a photographer’s dream.
The Ayres Rock
The Ayres Rock is a great attraction for photographers with the sunset creating an incredible view that holds people in awe. To the northeast of the Rock, people flock in the wee hours of the morning to see the sunrise that creates a mesmerising view. Although there might be some photographic restrictions in some viewing areas at Uluru, the less crowded Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area do not have such restrictions.
Other attractions at the Rock
You must embark on some of the walks offered in the park which are one of the attractions of Ayers Rock.
- Uluru Base walk – The easy and flat walk of 10.6 km along the base of the rocks that takes about three and a half hours to complete.
- Kuniya Walk – This one-kilometre walk is even for people on the wheelchair to enjoy.
- Liru Walk – Even if you walk the 4.5 km stretch near the Culture Centre most leisurely, it should not take more than an hour and a half.
- Lungkata Walk – This wheelchair accessible return-walk of 4 km should not take more than 11/2 hour to complete.
- Kantju Gorge and Mala Walk – Although this wheelchair accessible return-walk is only 2 km, it takes 11/2 hour.
The Uluru climb
The Uluru climb is arduous, and fitness matters a lot to complete the climb that can take between an hour and 4 hours. The climb is closed for half of the year due to high heat and strong winds. A notice at the entrance of the park displays if it is open.
The tour will also give you the opportunity to experience Aboriginal culture.