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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.

Top 10 region awarded to The Red Centre, Australia. Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019

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Sunset at #Uluru... now, that's cause for celebration! 🥂😍 The giant monolith is best seen at #sunrise and #sunset, when the light changes and the ochre-coloured rock seems to glow. There are a number of tour options which take you to the best vantage points at the crucial moments. @Seitoutbackaustralia and @aatkings offer morning and afternoon experiences, while there are other designated viewing areas which provide epic scenes and can be accessed via your own transport. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ooanschioo!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #SeeUluru

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Don't get us wrong, scenic flights over #Uluru are pretty epic, but check out this incredible view of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) from the air! 🚁 Roughly 35 kilometres west of #Uluru, the 36 domes that make up this other-worldly natural wonder 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). Many parts of Kata Tjuta are either sacred or inaccessible, so a scenic flight is one of the best ways to see the whole formation and get a true understanding of its size 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @nomadiclio! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #SeeUluru

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Dreamy dusk scenes in the Top End 💜 Road-tripping through the NT, @elisecook said "there is something about being out here, immersed in the natural world around us, the red earth beneath our feet and the big Outback skies above us". We couldn't have said it better ourselves! The journey from #Darwin to #AliceSprings is easily one of @Australia's most exciting adventures bringing together a world of ancient landscapes, aboriginal culture and endless skies. From the red desert sands of #Uluru, to World Heritage listed #Kakadu National Park and the magnificent Nitmiluk (#Katherine) Gorge, the diversity of the NT will astound you 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Elise! #SeeAustralia

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This is one view that is guaranteed to stop you right in your tracks! 🙌 There are a number of walks and experiences that take you right up close to #Uluru, including the 10.6km Base Walk. As the name suggests, the walk circles the entire base of this ochre-coloured monolith and takes roughly 3.5 hours. Parts of the loop have been divided into shorter trails where you can check out the little known pockets of water and lush woodlands that line this iconic natural wonder. PS - Have you entered our competition for two people to win a trip to the Red Centre? See our last video post for the details - the competition ends tomorrow night! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachelgrixti. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Ummm... we might be awhile here! @KingsCanyon Resort's deluxe spa rooms take bath time to a whole new level 🙌 Located roughly halfway between #AliceSprings and #Uluru, #KingsCanyon and Watarrka National Park are more than just a day trip destination... there are number of bush-walking options which take in the sights and let you marvel at the sheer natural beauty, along with adventure activities and cultural experiences. After a big day of exploring, you can return to your room and soak up your outback surrounds from the tub 🛁 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @traveloutbackaustralia!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Is this how you pictured accommodation in the outback? @ga_photo captured this rockin' photo at @Longitude131, a series of luxurious tented pavilions located just outside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. No expense was spared when this deluxe eco-camping hotel was created and the result is a truly unique way to experience #Uluru. Guests have uninterrupted views of the mighty monolith across the property, including the pool! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, George. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Cue the #LionKing soundtrack... 😜 No matter how many times you've seen it in photos, nothing comes close to viewing #Uluru in real life. The giant monolith is best seen at dawn and sunset, as the light changes and the rock seems to glow. The national park has five viewing areas dedicated to experiencing and photographing this beautiful scene. Our tip: While Talinguru Nyakunytjaku is the main sunrise viewing area for Uluru, the Kata Tjuta dune viewing area pretty much guarantees you a beautiful shot of the icon with a long lens as @stephan_daprato discovered!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Stephan. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #ExploreUluru

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An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky with views of #Uluru and #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas)... need we say more? Your Sounds of Silence dinner experience begins with canapes and sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the national park. As the sun sets and darkness falls to the sound of a didgeridoo, join your table of fellow travellers for an unforgettable night of food, aboriginal culture and star gazing ✨ Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ExploreUluru! #SeeAustralia #RestaurantAustralia #ExploreUluru

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Views don't get much better than this! @mooski_adventures and their mates recently road-tripped through the NT... all the way from the Top End to the other-worldly 36 domes of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas). About 35 kilometres west of #Uluru, they 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). You can explore these ancient red ''rockbergs'' via walking trails that range from easy strolls to longer, more difficult tracks or view them from the air on a scenic helicopter flight. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Amy and Sarah! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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