This great rock has long been a focal point of the indigenous people’s who have lived in the area for more than 20,000 years and who still live in its shadows. Sunrise and Sunset points are appropriately named and are great places to watch the suns hello and goodbye for the day. One can hike around the “rock” on a trail – or visit significant geological formations or places of significant cultural heritage.
The Cultural Centre is in the National Park and is the hub for the local Anatanu people – where visitors can learn more about their culture, purchase local artwork and enjoy a small cafe.
Camel Riding is a popular activity in the area – Uluru Camel Tours operates the largest camel farm in Australia. One popular ride is the ride through the desert to the Sounds of Silence dinner. You will ride a camel for about an hour arriving at a plateau where you will enjoy beverages and a fine buffet meal before being treated to a star talk by a local expert. Highly worth the OZ dollars spent on this experience! Visit: www.ulurucameltours.com.au
The Kata Tjuta rocks are about 40 km from Uluru and are easily seen in the distance. These beautiful red rock formations offer some great hiking through their center.
Town Square and area surrounded by several hotels often has cultural events scheduled. Sails of the Desert is a beautiful resort style hotel with a very nice swimming pool. For more information visit: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/sails