Uluru: reasons to visit Australia's Red Centre
Experience the best of this iconic Australian landmark.
Uluru is such a special part of our country and it’s an important part of my heritage, my family and my land. I think it’s an incredible part of Australia, somewhere that everyone needs to experience if they can.
Field of Light
In the heart of the Northern Territory you'll find more than 50,000 solar-powered stems crowned with glass spheres lighting up the night's sky. The magical sight begins to glow at sunset and continues throughout the night, creating the appearance of a blooming garden in the middle of the outback. In keeping with the vast scale of the red desert, this is artist Bruce Munro's largest iteration of the artwork to date, with the brightly coloured light stems covering an area the size of four football fields.Show more
Unparalleled dining experiences
If you've never seen the stars from the desert, that alone is an amazing sight. Come nightfall, a million stars light up the outback sky with exceptional clarity. Sounds of Silence is a four-hour experience that begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The menu is inspired by traditional Australian bush tucker including crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong and, after dinner, the resident 'star talker' will decode the southern night sky.Show more
Scenic helicopter tours
Walking around the base of Uluru is beautiful, but you may not fully appreciate the scale and size of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the national park surrounding it. To soak up the full 360 degree views, take to the air and tour by helicopter. From the sky you can see Uluru, the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus.
Desert Awakenings tour
This is the perfect introduction to Uluru. Beginning at day-break, the tour starts with a traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and homemade damper with Golden Syrup, followed by a guided tour at the base of Uluru including Kuniya and the Mutitjulu waterhole.Show more
First-hand Aboriginal experiences
While the scenery of the Red Centre is beautiful, the people are even more inspiring. Anangu elders Reggie and Cassidy Uluru have an active role protecting and promoting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and share their vast cultural knowledge with visitors.
To further your journey and knowledge of the local Indigenous tribes, the Cave Hill day tour is the perfect option. Cave Hill tour is an Aboriginal cultural experience that will provide you with an insight into everyday Aboriginal life. The tour is a six-hour fully guided 4WD tour that will take you into the heart of the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia. Your Anangu tour guide is a traditional owner of Cave Hill and will tell you all the stories relating to their traditional homeland. Highlights of the tour are the magnificent cave paintings, learning about traditional food gathering and the preparation of desert bush tucker, and the 360-degree panoramic view from the top of Cave Hill.
Luxury accommodation in the heart of the desert
Longitude 131 immerses you into the Australian outback, while maintaining the highest form of luxury. There are 15 luxury tents, elevated above the sand. You'll wake up to views across Uluru through floor to ceiling windows, and every tent is equipped with all the 'mod cons' you could need; wifi, entertainment and music systems, and climate control.Show more
Video highlights: Australia's Red Centre