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In what seems to be the middle of no where, you will find Ayers Rock, one of the famous natural landmarks of Australia. Book a rental car and visit the region surrounding and including Ayers Rock which is known as the Red Centre due to the climate and arid landscape. If you like adventure and would enjoy being educated on the Aboriginal culture, then this is a must for you.

Uluru – which has been the home of Aboriginal peoples for as long as 20, 000 years – certainly has an ancient mythic feel about it. Renowned for its constantly-changing colour - fiery orange and crimson hues at sunset and sunrise - and its dramatic shadows and texture, this rock mesmerises.

The Aboriginal culture is very prominent at Ayers Rock and you can observe and experience their spiritual beliefs and history while you are here. The Rock itself is visible when you fly into the area and it mesmerizes visitors. Ayers Rock remains one of the seven wonders of the world due to its immense beauty. Hop in your rental car and get ready for adventure in the Red Centre. 

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Driving tips in Ayers Rock

Thousands of tourists visit Uluru National Park by car.  A car with air conditioning to soak up the desert heat, and to provide a refuge from those flies is highly recommended for both your enjoyment and sanity. 

There are numerous things to see and do when travelling to Uluru. Imagine the wonderful adventure of driving the famous Stuart Highway especially if you are coming from Adelaide, Melbourne, or Sydney. Alternatively, you can see more of the surrounding desert and drive in from Alice Springs.

If you motor in, taking most of the things you need, you can see as much of Uluru and the Olgas as you want in three days. For those who prefer a comfy bed, Ayers Rock Resort is located in Yulara 19 km from Ayers Rock and just a 10 minute drive from Ayers Rock's airport.  It's said the best times to go in Uluru are from March-May and September-November. But just make sure you GO!

Best time to visit Ayers Rock

If you plan to travel to Uluru, be sure to first check the temperature forecast for the day. Since Uluru is located in the midst of the Australian desert, temperature can be very hot during the day and cold during the night.

The weather is fairly consistent throughout the year so, you can visit any time you like. But during summer or winter, Ayers Rock is definitely a great place to see. And you should not forget to bring a lot of sun block, as well as weather appropriate clothing and lots and lots of water. Being ready all the time is advantageous in life.

What to do at Ayers Rock with a reliable rental car

Let's look for a car because it's a beautiful day for a drive around Uluru. Find the right car with the right price just for you with VroomVroomVroom. Finished booking? Then, let's go and soak up the beauty around Uluru, but let's start with a brief description of it first. 

Uluru, also known as the Ayers Rock, is a huge sandstone rock formation located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 kilometers southwest of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. And is about 450 kilometers if driven by road.

Uluru, together with Kata Tjuta, are the major attraction of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It is it listed as a World Heritage Site. Uluru is not just a huge rock. It is sacred to the area's aboriginal people, the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunvtjatjara. Many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings can be seen around the sacred Rock. 

It is also one of Australia's most recognizable natural attractions. The amazing sandstone formation stands up to 348 kilometers with most of its bulk below the ground, with a circumference of about 9.4 kilometers.

The Rock is said to be an inselberg,  an island mountain or an isolated remnant left after the slow erosion of an original mountain range. The remarkable feature of Uluru is its homogeneity and lack of jointing and parting at bedding surfaces, leading to the lack of development of scree slopes and soil. These characteristics led to its survival, while the surrounding rocks were eroded.

Drive around Uluru and experience its striking features that made it qualified as a World Heritage Site. Hop in your car rental to the Visitor Information Centre so you can find more information about Ayers Rock. 

Attractions


Attractions

In addition to viewing the rock itself, there are also a host of other activities within in Kata Tjuta National Park. The Cultural Center is full of interesting information about Uluru, as well as other ancient Australia rocks, and it is recommended that all visitors stop by the Cultural Center before traveling to the rock itself. Another fun way to experience Uluru is through the, "Sounds of Silence" dinner. Beginning at sunset and continuing for another three hours, the dinner is served out under the open stars within view of Australia Ayers Rock, and other Australia rocks.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

Address: Uluru NT 0872

The best way to start your trip and know all about Uluru. You will find interesting information about the Uluru natural environment, traditions, learn about the Anangu culture and its local art. The Cultural Centre also offers Uluru aboriginal tours operated by an Anangu company, drinks and food in a cafe with an amazing view of Uluru, a souvenirs shop with a selection of gifts, videos, clothes, and books, and venue facilities.

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

Address: Lasseter Hwy, Uluru NT 0872

You can walk around and explore the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. There are different path to choose and appreciate the Anangu culture, natural beuty and the stunning sunrise and sunset in Uluru. You can easily walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home of an ancestral watersnake, where you will able to see waterfalls in rain time. You also should go to the Valley of the winds walks with breathtaking views.

Ayers Rock Resort

Address: 170 Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872

If you are searching for a luxurious accommodation in Uluru, then drive your car hire to Ayers Rock Resort which is known for its high-end facilities and superb location amidst the Outback. The resort also offers budget-friendly accommodation and campground for those travelling in a campervan hire. For the shopaholics, drive your car hire to the Resort Shopping Square. 

Camel Tours in Uluru 

Camel tours are also available in Uluru. The camel tours winds through the red sand dunes of the Uluru Australian desert and ends up at an observatory with expansive views of the Rock, the desert and all of the magnificent changing colors that take place. The camel tours are ideal during sunrise and sunset.

Uluru Helicopter Flights

You can hire a helicopter flight to sightseeing and experience Uluru from the air.
Tours are offered from 15 minutes to have a panorama of Ayers Rock and the magnificent scenery to the Red Centre. The longest flight tours include Kings Canyon views.

Four Wheel Drive Hire in Uluru

To experience the Australian outback in an adventurous way you can go on an exciting 4WD tour from 3 days in Uluru departing from Alice Springs by . The itinerary includes camping at bush camps, driving on bush tracks, Camel farm visits, overnight in Uluru (Ayers Rock) to witness the magnificent of its sunset and sunrise traveling through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Watarrka and the West MacDonnell Ranges. For more information, visit Wayoutback. 

Well, to sum it all up. Visiting Uluru is not just a journey through unique Australia rocks and mesmerizing landscapes. It's about witnessing and living a new experience that will sure stir up your senses. Have fun driving around Uluru.

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Uluru Colours

Being one of the most stunning natural sites that travelers will see when coming to the Northern Territory, Uluru is said to appear to change color as light strikes it at different times of the day and year. You will also be impressed by the constant changing of the shadows on rock surfaces as the sun moves across the sky thus, altering the look of the rock from moment to moment. During sunset, you'll witness a remarkable sight as it momentarily “glows red”. And, although rainfall is uncommon in the aria, during the rare wet periods, the rock “acquires” a silvery-grey color with streaks of algae forming on the areas that serve as channels for flowing water. Just imagining the sight sends shivers down my spine what more if you'll see it with your own eyes?

Climbing 

For those wanting to climb the Rock, the northwestern side is the ideal area to start. Climbing is generally open about 5am until 8am, due to the extreme daytime heat of the area. Tourists should be sure to check personal fitness levels before attempting an ascent as it is not an easy climb. One alternative to climbing the rock is taking a scenic helicopter ride over the area, to take in views and avoid the strenuous heat. 

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