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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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Get access all areas and unparalleled panoramas with a scenic flight over #Uluru and its vast, magnificent surrounds. By air you’ll get a sense of its enormity and see the fissures and crevices worn into its ancient surface 🙌 Choose your flight of fancy from a range of short, day-long, sunrise or sunset tours with @professional_helicopters or @ayersrockhelicopters. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @seeseaimages! #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru #ExploreUluru

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You’ll feel instantly at peace when you enter the beautiful Walpa Gorge 🙌 These towering ochre-coloured domes make up #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas), a large rock formation spread over an area of more than 20 kilometres, roughly 30 kilometres from #Uluru. The 2.6 kilometre walk through Walpa Gorge is one of the shorter and easier trails, but if you're looking for a challenge, we suggest the Valley of the Winds walk which will take you on a circuit of a few of the domes. Towards the end of the day, head to the Kata Tjuta sunset viewing area and soak in the changing colours of the domes and the desert sky. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @haylsa and @kyle_hunter!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Warning: #Uluru at #sunset may take your breath away, proceed with caution 😍 The magical sandstone monolith in the heart of #RedCentreNT was formed over 550 million years ago and has a presence unlike any other. If you're self-driving, watch the colours change from the sunset viewing area within the national park. Alternatively, join a tour with @seitoutbackaustralia or @aatkings and listen to fascinating information about the region with a glass of sparkling wine in hand as the sun goes down 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jordhammond!  #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru

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We've got stars in our eyes 🤩 Welcome to @Longitude131, where there's no such thing as a bad view! Nestled atop rust-red dunes, this luxury wilderness camp sits just outside the border of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. By day, you'll enjoy unparalleled scenes of #Uluru’s changing colours from the end of your bed, and by night, endless star-gazing opportunities from your balcony! No expense was spared when this deluxe eco-camping hotel was created and the result is a truly unique way to experience the Red Centre.  Photo: @hollyclarkphotography #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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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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