Uluru aka Ayers Rock is located in the heart of Australia and is by far the most significant attraction in the Red Centre. A stay in this part of Australia is a must on almost every Australians to do list and thankfully, there's a great variety of hotel accommodation in Ayers Rock
to choose from. As the world's greatest monolith, Uluru draws thousands of visitors from all over the globe to take in its majesty and watch the changing colours at various times of the day. For this reason, accommodation in the heart of the Ayers Rock region is very popular. At 9km in circumference and rising an imposing 348 metres into the air, the surprising and little known fact about Uluru is that it's estimated that about two-thirds of the rock exists below the ground. Now, that's a big rock!
Uluru's significance to the traditional land owners is well documented and there is a 9km walking track to discover the many cave paintings and carvings. To get the most out of your visit, why not participate in a guided walk around the base of Uluru or even a spectacular Harley Davidson rock tour for a memorable Red Centre experience. Whilst visitors can still choose to climb Ayers Rock, it is a controversial activity as the climb route follows a sacred, religious track. Another of the regions drawcards is Kata Tjuta, otherwise known as the Olgas. The Olgas are situated 30km from Uluru and are made up of 36 rounded rock domes. A tour of Kata Tjuta a worthwhile way to discover and appreciate this spectacular and unique desert landscape.
Kings Canyon situated within the Watarrka National Park and is also well worth a visit. The walk around the rim of the 270m high canyon is spectacular. On your way around the rim you will pass the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden, and the beehive rock formations called the Lost City. The views from the canyon are simply spectacular. If Ayers Rock is on your to-do list, then don't waste another minute to see this region first hand. Check out our Ayers Rock hotel accommodation
options below and remember, the dreamtime stories and colourful images captured during a visit to the Red Centre will stay with you forever.
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