Visit Uluru: 12 of the best ways to rock Ayers Rock
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1. Dawn and sunset tours
There are viewing areas on both sides of the rock where you can go to see the first or last rays of the sun illuminate the 348-metre high sandstone monolith. When conditions are right the rock glows as if lit from within at these times. There can be crowds, many with tripods, so if you want the best spot it’s a good idea to go earlier. A quick orientation is useful. Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) are within the eponymous national park. Everyone stays in the cluster of hotels, resorts, apartments and camping sites at Yulara 20 km to the north of Uluru. It’s run by Voyages that is owned by the Indigenous Land Council. There’s a national park gate between Yulara and Uluru where visitor passes are checked.