Could you be any more curious to find out what’s in the middle of Australia?
It’s not a secret that this country is enormous, and I wanted to discover with my own eyes what’s in the centre of Australia and make my dream come true.
As I mentioned before, Australia is vast and so the Northern Territory where Uluru is located. Which means there are many places to visit.
One of the most remarkable places in Australia is Ayers Rock better knowing as Uluru. An area with a very spiritual meaning for the Indigenous people, and no doubt it’s the best meaningful experience you can have during your trip in Australia.
You might be wondering how to get there, so there are two options: First, and the most affordable, is by plane from the largest cities and only takes a few hours. Another one is having a road trip from Darwin which will take more time, of course, but I am sure it is worth it.
Also, if you are wondering how many days are needed to explore the most important region of the red centre; one day is never a good idea. So my recommendation is a minimum of 3 days. Enough time to live this experience, although you can add more days going to Alice Springs, the third-largest town in the Northern Territory.
Probably, you might be questioning what to do in 3 days, because it seems only a desert. Let me tell you that there are many activities around. Thus, I decided to create the top five of things you must do at Uluru on a 3 day trip.
5 THINGS YOU MUST DO AT ULURU
Walk around the rock.
Walking around the base of Uluru is 10.6 kilometres where you can appreciate the different rock forms. I know it sounds difficult, but don’t worry, you do not have to be a professional hiker to do this.
However to be honest, the weather conditions can sometimes be scorcher, so I decided to only take the short walk to Mala´s place which is just halfway. One more option to do it shortly is renting a bike, and it would take half of the time.
Just keep in mind to bring sunscreen, a hat, a good pair of shoes and of course a bottle as you will find drinking stations during the loop.
Take a flight.
I have always believed that things are better appreciated from the heights. It is impossible to understand the magnitude of Ayers rock from the ground.
So, my suggestion is to take a scenic flight tour to appreciate the beautiful rock. You can choose between a helicopter or an airplane. I have selected the plane because I already had another experience by helicopter. I could say these are two completely different experiences.
This activity could be one of the most expensive experiences you can have in Uluru, but I promise it’s worth every cent.
Take a camel ride at Sunrise/Sunset.
If I see a desert, I think of camels straight away as these are one of the most popular animals in the outback.
That means another favourite activity in Uluru is taking a camel ride and enjoy the breathtaking view on a 2 hour tour around Uluru and Kata Tjuta. I did it by sunrise which means you must be able to wake up at 4 a.m. or even earlier, but this sacrifice is gratifying. Although I am sure sunset could be a great moment as well.
Enjoy sunrise or sunset at Uluru Ayers rock.
Do you remember I mentioned before that one day in the red centre it’s not a good idea? Well, the reason is that you would miss the sunrise or sunset and this is something that you must see.
Please do not even try to choose, both are perfect, but select a different activity to do. Before I mentioned the camel ride as an option, but you can also go to one of the many lookouts around the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.
Enjoy the views from every lookout.
If you are wondering what’s the difference between every lookout, I can say that every spot offers an entirely different view, shape and colour of the rock.
I love to take pictures and if you like it as well, you must visit every lookout around the rock and also deeply breath with the magnificence of mother earth.
As you can see, there is more than just a rock in the middle of nowhere. It`s a place to relax, enjoy and have fun but it’s also a place to value mother nature. So, for this I have one more thing for you; please do not climb the rock. I know it’s very tempting but please, it’s a spiritual place and show respect to the traditional owners.
By Cat from @theworldbycat