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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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The ancient red rock formations of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) rise from the dusty land to make an incredible sight in Central Australia. From a distance it may look like one single rock, but it's actually a group of 36 domes spread over an area of 20 kilometres. Kata Tjuta is a Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal word meaning "many heads". @jasoncharleshill recently "gained a whole new perspective on how magical this land is" on a sunset scenic helicopter flight - he took in this spectacular sight, along with #Uluru, located only 30 kilometres away.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Hey #Uluru 👋 Most people grow up seeing this iconic monolith in photos or on TV, rising seemingly out of nowhere, glowing red, purple and orange at sunrise or sunset, or drenched with torrents of water during storms. But, it’s only up close that you see the details and can really appreciate its sheer size 🙏 This is where the Base Walk comes in 👉 the 10.6km loop quite literally takes you right around the base of Uluru! You can choose to do the whole walk or just a couple of sections depending on your level of fitness, the weather or how much time you have. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @erinoutdoors! #SeeAustralia #ExploreUluru #RedCentreNT

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Mesmerising abstract painting or Red Centre salt lake? 🤔 @jasoncharleshill recently captured this incredible aerial shot of the glistening white salt flats less than 100 kilometres from #Uluru. @CurtinSprings, a privately owned cattle station, offer guided walking tours on their property including the salt lakes, #MountConner and at full moon. The combination of ancient and vast salt lakes, different land types each with their unique features and textures, and the ever present moods of the grand Mount Conner, are sure to leave you with a full camera roll 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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#Uluru recently received some rain and lucky local @tipofthegower was there to capture the moment the sun poked out from behind the clouds minutes before sunset 😍 While most visitors aren't hoping for rain, this incredible sight is both rare and mesmerising.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, William! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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It's easy to see why it's called #KingsCanyon 👑 Located midway between #Uluru and #AliceSprings, you'll find this natural wonder at the western end of the George Gill Range in Watarrka National Park. The canyon's sandstone walls were formed from small cracks that have eroded over millions of years to create these magnificent cliffs 🙌 The lush, sheltered creek below is a refuge for many plants and animals. The best way to explore the canyon is on foot with two walking trails to pick from; including the longer, more challenging Rim Walk and the easier Kings Creek Walk at the base of the canyon.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @shantal_indo!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Looks like someone forget to turn the light off! 💡 Just kidding... @helloemilie was lucky enough to capture the full moon rising over #Uluru last month 🌝 This iconic monolith is not only a magnificent natural formation, it's also a deeply spiritual place. You can feel a powerful presence the moment you first set eyes on it ✨ Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Emilie! #SeeAustralia #ExploreUluru #RedCentreNT

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We'll take the window seat, please! To fully appreciate the sheer size and natural wonder of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas), you need to experience it from the air 🚁😎 Take in 360 degree views as you glide over the group of 36 ochre-coloured rock domes on a scenic helicopter flight. The highest of which stands 198 meters taller than #Uluru and spreads 36 square kilometres!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jasoncharleshill. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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@jasoncharleshill perfectly captured the 'veins' that run through the outback surrounding #Uluru on a recent sunset helicopter flight - it's not hard to see why they call it the spiritual heart of @Australia 🙌 This ancient monolith looks smooth and featureless from far away but lit up by the setting sun, it's fascinating textures can be seen in more detail. Hop on a helicopter flight with @professional_helicopters for a birds-eye view - they offer tours from sunrise to sunset! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Nothing to see here...just your standard #sunset helicopter flight over #Uluru-#KataTjuta National Park! Even if you've walked around @Australia's most famous natural landmarks you can’t fully appreciate their enormity until you've seen them from the air 🚁@Professional_Helicopters offer a variety of scenic flight options in the region, not only over Uluru and Kata Tjuta but also Mount Conner, Lake Amadeus and Kings Canyon, ranging from 15 minutes to 4.5 hours long. Check out our IG story for more things to do at Uluru! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jasoncharleshill! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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