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Why visit Uluru
When you're looking for a unique holiday full of natural wonder and timeless significance, you can't look past Uluru. Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) is a sacred site to the indigenous peoples of Australia and remains a significant part of culture and history. Located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as an official World Heritage site, it is, in the southwest corner of the Northern Territory. The region is famous for the truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime magical experiences it offers, including helicopter rides, private dinners with an uninterrupted view of Uluru, light festivals, and skydiving tours.
Best time to visit Uluru
The best time to visit Uluru is from May to September. Uluru gets incredibly hot from October to March, with average temperatures ranging from the low to high 30s (degrees celsius) with temperatures over 40 degrees celsius being recorded. Visiting over May to September ensures the temperature is cooler, making it safer and easier to walk around. Average temperatures from May to September range from low to mid 20s during the day. The temperatures do drop to single digits at night. Keep in mind that June to September is also peak travel time so expect higher rates and tourists.
Getting around Uluru
It's easy to get around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with a standard 2WD vehicle. For those who don't have a vehicle, you can hop on a bus tour or buy an Uluru hop on hop off bus pass. There are also shuttle services from some of the accommodation options. It's best to hire a car if you do not have one (you can rent one at the airport) as there are no taxis or other public transport services aside from the ones mentioned. There's a lot to see and do, and you will struggle to take it all in by foot.
What to do in Uluru
One of the most prominent landmarks in all of Australia, Uluru is like nothing else on Earth. Encapsulating the sacred history of Australia and acting as a symbol of Australia's hardy outback spirit, Uluru is an iconic spot to visit. Visitors can expect to feel awed and humbled when travelling to Uluru and will come away with unique lifelong memories. There's no shortage of things to do and places to explore at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Free things to do in Uluru
Swim in your hotel pool
Truth be told there are not many free things to do in Uluru, outside of exploring your surroundings by foot, as many of the activities require a guided tour. Strictly speaking, swimming in your hotel pool is also not free but is included in the price of your hotel. Uluru gets hot, and there are no suitable swimming spots nearby, so you'll want to cool off in your hotel pool. Most of our Accor hotels and resorts in Uluru offer refreshing outdoor pools.
Walk around Uluru
There are six established walks around Uluru, and all are guaranteed to inspire awe. Opt for the free Mala Walk for an easy budget-friendly option. The walk is 2km return. For something more intensive, try the full base walk, a 10.6km loop. Keep in mind that there is a fee for entry into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Fun things to do in Uluru
Field of light
The infamous field of light art installation by Bruce Munro was originally a temporary fixture, but due to popular demand, it has been extended indefinitely. Spanning an area the size of nine football fields and involving 50,000 solar lights, looking over this twinkling display amid the darkness of the outback is a truly memorable and breathtaking experience.
Opt for a segway tour around Uluru to take in this monolith while enjoying the fun of a segway. There are many segway tour operators to choose from. This is an excellent option for those who want something slightly different and would rather not take the 10km round trip by foot.
Where to eat & drink in Uluru
Most dining options are housed within hotels and are open to all visitors, not just guests. Dine at Arnguli Grill & Restaurant for premium Australian fare overlooking the pool and beautiful surroundings. For something a little different, try Tali Wiru, an open-air gastronomic experience under the stars accompanied by the sound of didgeridoo and showcasing indigenous Australian flavour. A dining experience not to be missed. Or, opt for a bush tucker food tour to gain an appreciation for indigenous culture through traditional food.
Where to stay in Uluru
If you're planning a visit to the Northern Territory, book yourself Uluru accommodation to visit this magnificent marvel. Enjoy a luxury outback stay or a wallet-friendly budget hotel. Start planning your holiday now with the perfect Uluru accommodation.