Uluru tourism: Things to see and do in the heart of the country

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A travel buff like you cannot afford to give Uluru a miss while exploring the beauty of Australia. This place has something for everyone – both budget and ambitious travellers. So if you were wondering whether you should include it in your bucket list or not, take a look at the things that you can do and see here for an enjoyable experience.

Sightseeing

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta, located about 20 minutes away on the west of Uluru, features dome-shaped rock formations. It’s a delight to indulge in the beautiful vista covering a distance of 600 meters. When you return, you can also take a walk of Walpa Gorge or the Valley of the Winds for additional pleasure.

Kings Canyon

Love hiking? Go on a 3.5-hour tour of the 150-meter high standalone cliff in the Watarrka National Park called Kings Canyon. There are 500 steps to climb for a brave and young heart. If you are determined, you will get to soak in the views of verdant forests and waterholes from the top. And when you reach its belly, there will be ‘Garden of Eden’ welcoming you to its refreshing views. For those who don’t want to put in much effort, there is an easy way through the shades of the canyon floor to cover.                                               

Maruku Arts

About 900 Anangu artists arrive from 20 far-away desert communities of Uluru to create Maruku Arts. You can join those artists to understand about deserts, the use of different symbols in the dot-painting or wood-carvings, and bush medicine.

Wintjiri Arts and Museum

If you have an interest in browsing through indigenous art, then Wintjiri Arts and Museum at Ayers Rock Resort can be your perfect choice. This place shows works of Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra artists. You also get an opportunity to delve into the land’s history, to see artists absorbed in their work, and more. You can also buy cosmetics, soaps, and other materials from here.

Activities

Apart from sightseeing, you can try a myriad of recreational activities in Uluru. You can take guided tours of gardens and bush yarns with an Aboriginal to get up and close with their weapons, local dance and theatre performances, and much more.

If you are an early riser, you cannot miss the spectacle of mesmerizing sunrises from the selected areas of the park. Besides, apart from walking, you can also choose camel or helicopter tours to immerse yourself in the natural vistas of the surrounding region. For an adventurous heart, there is an incredible arrangement for skydiving also. 

The options are many, and you can try one or a combination of all to add extra fun to your overall touring experience in Uluru. Some people love to ride Harley Davidson here to get high in 30 minutes. In case you are not a motorcycle person, don’t worry. Cycle and segway are the other choices you can make here to enjoy the extraordinary resplendence of the monolith.

As you can see, this place has so many various things on offer for you. To have a perfect experience of these things, hire one of the well-known tour operators who can show you the best of Uluru the way you desire.

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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