Even if you're not usually impressed by geology, put aside your reservations until you visit Uluru and see with your own eyes. Standing at 384 metres high, 10 kilometres in circumference and concealing caves, waterfalls, cascades and rock art in its folds, this sandstone giant is at the heart of Australia.
We were among the first travel companies to advise against climbing Uluru because of its sacred significance to local First Nations cultures (and we're thrilled that the practice has now been banned altogether). The views are better from down below anyway. The connection to country runs deep here, and it’s something we want to show you through a range of intercultural exchanges and experiences. We can take you from Uluru to Alice Springs, or if you prefer, Alice Springs to Uluru – it’s up to you! Either way, we’ll immerse you in the region’s rich history and give you a mind-blowing Australian experience.
If you're wondering what the difference is between 'Ayers Rock' and Uluru, both names, in fact, refer to the same iconic landmark. The name was officially changed to its First Nations title, Uluru, in 1993 to recognise it’s significance to Aboriginal Australians. Visit and learn the unique stories behind Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka that really bring these places to life.
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We have a variety of different trips and routes that you could consider! Tie another trip into your holiday, or, see how we can help you get from A to B. The options below may be of interest:
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Get a unique insight into this land through the eyes of Australia’s rich Indigenous culture. Intrepid works closely with Indigenous communities to develop ethical and authentic experiences that benefit communities and travellers alike.
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Tips for travelling in the Red Centre
- Don’t underestimate the size of the Outback. Alice Springs’ airport might only be 13 kilometres away, but Alice Springs to Uluru is 463 kilometres. If you’re looking at a trip that flies in or out of Yulara (the closest airport to Uluru), you might be able to arrange flight for the same day the tour starts of finishes. If you're flying in or out of Alice Springs, you'll need to arrive the day before, and book outbound flights for the day after the trip finishes. Contact us for help with accommodation in Alice Springs before and/or after your trip.
- The Red Centre isn't blisteringly hot all year. From June to August the weather actually gets cold at night, sometimes dipping below 0° Celsius. Pack a warm jumper or jacket.
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