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Uluru in Australia

Uluru Australia, otherwise known as Ayers Rock, is one of the natural wonders of the world. It is spectacular to visit and a must see on any Australian Vacation.


There is so much more to the Ayers Rock Australia and I found this great video I wanted to share with you showing the beauty of it and the area around it including Kings Canyon and the Olgas.


Uluru Australia


In 4 days you can visit 8 spectacular areas of the Red Center of the country.



This video showcases a 4 day tour of Central Australia by Intrepid Travel. They go camping, hiking and experience nature in ways they didn't think they would. There are many ways to experience Uluru and the area other than hiking and camping. You will find hotels, and tours for every taste and budget. This video is great as in shows you the different areas to explore including:

  • Ayers Rock and experiencing the Sunset
  • Valley of the Winds
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Kings Canyon, the Garden of Eden and the Amphitheater
  • Kings Creek Station
  • Oak Valley
  • Western MacDonnell Ranges


Find out what other travelers to Ayers Rock Australia thought of Australia's Red Center at TripAdvisor

All photos are from by Masao.M

More Uluru Australia Photos and Information for Climbing the Rock

Many people dream of climbing it when they visit. I did not and in fact missed visiting it on the 2 times that I visited down under - More on that below. The number of people climbing has dropped significantly over the last 10 years.


The traditional owners of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park, the Anangu, don't want people to climb the rock as they don't want people to get hurt or die. They have great sadness as a culture when this happens. Also the climb signifies the traditional route for the important ancestors.

Uluru Australia

From a Distance

From a health and safety aspect, many people climb it and dehydrate due to the heat, or get hurt some other way. They will close the climb under the following conditions:

  • if the temperature is forecasted or reaches 36 C or above
  • if there is more than a 20% chance of rain within a 3 hour period
  • if there is a 5% chance or more that there will be thunderstorms
  • if the wind is 25 knots or more
  • if 20% or more of the rock is wet after rain
  • if there is a rescue

If you choose to climb make sure that you:

  • are healthy, avoid if you have blood pressure issues, heart problems or are not fit
  • don't climb if you are elderly or with young children
  • take 1L or water for each person climbing for each hour (it takes about 3 hours to climb)
  • wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat with a strap
  • use lots of sunscreen - this is the Outback after all!
  • don't drink alcohol
  • use the facilities - there are none on route!


Uluru Australia
Side View



Uluru Australia

Walking around


When I did an university exchange to Oz in 1995, I took an amazing one week camping tour from Darwin to Alice Springs. I didn't go to Ayers Rock however for a couple of reasons. One I was out of time as I had to get back to school. This other was that Uluru is a sacred ground for the Aboriginals, and I was in a "righteous" phase, and didn't want to offend the Aboriginal people of the area.


As I matured and did more research, I realized that what the Aboriginal people didn't want was for people to climb on Uluru. Culturally this is because of the spiritual significance of climbing it. Climbing it was the tradition of the ancestors of Mala men when they visited the rock. I felt who was I to take the same walk at these important men who owned the land.


I now regret not visiting it and will get back there one day. I will however not climb it. Just my personal feelings.


Here are some more articles you may find interesting if you are planning a trip to Austrlaia:

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