Ayers Rock Information - Tours from Alice Springs to Uluru

sunset at ayers rock

Uluru Information - Ayers Rock Tours

Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock and Uluru is the official and aboriginal name for the rock. It got the name Ayers Rock from William Gosse in 1873 named after Sir Henry Ayers.

The rock is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park approximately 350 km’s from Alice Springs and also in the National Park not far away are The Olgas (otherwise known as Kata Tjuta).

Uluru has been around for some 600 years and originally sat at the bottom of a sea but know stands 348 metres above ground level. Uluru is about 3.6 km’s long and 1.9 km’s wide with a circumference of 9.4 km’s.  It is 1.6km’s to climb to the top and 10.6 km’s return to walk the base of Uluru.

The aboriginal indigenous population asked people not to climb Uluru although the climb it is still open to the public.

There are many tours around Uluru.  There are amazing Ayers Rock Tours from Alice Springs,; you can also fly into the Yulara Airport and tours also start from here.  Most tours include the Olgas and Kings Canyon.  You can also do an Ayers Rock Tour Base Walk with a guide, which is a great experience from Australia tours.

Uluru / Ayers Rock is a must do when visiting Australia - you will not be disappointed.