Are you looking for that truly unforgettable experience? Why not consider a journey to the Majestic Red Heart of Australia – Uluru.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a world famous large rock formation made of sandstone – located 450 km south-west by road of Alice Springs.
Sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area, the site is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Paired with the other major feature Kata Tjuta, colloquially known as the Olgas – Uluru stands central in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Fast Facts:
• Uluru stands at an impressive 348m above ground and a circumference of 9.4kms (this is higher than the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Harbour Bridge!)
• Historically there has been over 46 species of animals that have made their home around Uluru, so be sure to keep an eye out from animals such as Wallabies to the elusive Emu!
• Uluru is known to change colour depending on what time of day (or season) you arrive
• There are special viewing areas and roads that lead between Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga) and Uluru that allow visitors to best view both sites, especially at dawn and dusk (although both formations are 25klms apart)
• Kata Tjuta is the Aboriginal name meaning “Many Heads” a cultural experience you will sure to enjoy as you peruse the natural 36 domed heads of Kata Tjuta, the highest being 546 meters!
The traditional owners encourage guests to experience the steeped history and wonder of Uluru via the cultural tours, painting workshops, ranger guided mala walks or by taking part in one of the designated self-guided walks to discover the natural wonders such as the abundance of natural springs, traditional paintings and natural cave structures.
Because of the spiritual significance to the Anangu people, the climb of Uluru itself is highly discouraged as they request the site be respected accordingly. Although you might find the climb (track and chain) accessible, it is extremely physically demanding. Therefore it is advised if you have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, breathing problems, vertigo, fear of heights, heart problems or are not reasonably fit – you absolutely do not attempt the climb.
The climb will be absolutely closed during December to February after 8 am due to weather conditions and sweltering heats. It is advised that you contact your hotel reception or the National Park Entry Station to check if the climb is open.
Although photography is prohibited for reasons connected to the traditional Tjukurpa beliefs (in some areas of the park) – taking your camera is a must to capture the amazing photographs that are permitted.
With this and more it’s easy to see why the splendour and significance of being able to view such beauty in the heart of Australia will certainly be unforgettable. To book your once in a lifetime experience, contact the fantastic team at Gypsy Travel for a package to suit your desired holiday.