Experience Ayers Rock with Adventures Beyond
Ayers Rock / Uluru is arguably Australia's most well-known natural icon and you have to see it to believe it. Named by European explorer William Gosse, this natural wonder was returned to its native rightful owners in 1985 and had its original name of Uluru reinstated. Situated in the red centre of Australia near the town of Alice Springs, Uluru is rich with indigenous history and is one of the most amazing places you will ever visit in the world. Tour this stunning region with Adventures Beyond and discover the rich history of this astonishing natural landmark.
Tour Ayers Rock with the red centre experts!
Learn everything about this important Australian landmark on your informative and exciting tour with Adventures Beyond. To get to Uluru and Alice Springs, we offer a range of great alternatives, either via an Ayers Rock tour from Adelaide to Alice Springs by bus, or for the more adventurous a 10 day 4WD expedition sleeping under the stars and cooking on the campfire.
Everyone should experience this part of Australia at least once in their lives, so for more information or to make a booking for an Ayers Rock tour with Adventures Beyond, contact us today.
Ayers Rock / Uluru and the Olgas
Uluru stands 348 metres (1,142ft) high and similar to an iceberg in the ocean, most of the rock is actually under the ground. The circumference is 9.4km (5.8miles) and it sits 863metres (2,831ft) above sea level.
The rock dates back some 500 million years and is a sanstone formation is called an inselberg which literally means "island mountain".
The area surrounding Ayers Rock is home to waterholes, springs and rock caves with ancient Australian Aboriginal paintings.
Ayers Rock is 440km south west of Alice Springs in the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park and 40km to the west of Uluru is Kata Tjuta also known as the Olgas. In different lights Uluru is notable for its appearance changing colour and often glows red at dawn and dusk.
Historically there were 46 species of native mammals known to be living near Uluru but recent surveys show there are currently on 21. There is also at least 7 species of bat in the park and these forage for prey withing 100m of the rock face. There has also been 73 species of reptile fauna recorded.
Uluru is one of Australia's most well known and recognisable natural landmarks and you need to see it to take in its amazing natural beauty and wonder. To take a tour of Ayers Rock then contact us today.