Travel to Uluru and Discover Australia
There are several countries where you can enjoy urban life and nature. Without doubt, Australia is definitely one of those countries. The Opera House, which is one of Australia's most recognizable landmarks, is located in Sydney, a destination where you will relish urban life. However, if you want to soak yourself in nature, the Great Barrier Reef is one of its greatest attractions. It harbors the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusks. These are beautiful World Heritage sites, but on this occasion, DINKtravelers would like to introduce you specifically to Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru is the second biggest sandstone rock in this world and it’s located in the southern part of the Northern Territory of central Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The local Aboriginal people of the Central Australian desert call this rock Uluru, although Ayers Rock is another well known name given to it by the Australian explorer William Goss in 1873. Both names are official. What’s more, it was recognized as National Heritage in 1987 by the UNESCO (in 1994, the mural painted by the Aboriginal people was also declared Cultural Heritage). And most importantly, Uluru is a sacred place for the Aboriginal people.
Uluru is approximately 9km wide and about 348m tall. It’s formed by sandstone, which contains lots of iron, and due to iron oxidation, its surface is red. Throughout the day, the surface color changes little by little creating totally different appearances at sunrise and at sunset. You won’t want to miss it.
Also, if you are interested in sports, you can climb Uluru, but in that case, you need to prepare very well as it’s a very strenuous ascent. However, you should consider that since Ayers Rock is a sacred site for the Aboriginal, once there they might ask you not to climb it as a sign of respect for their beliefs.
Travel to Uluru
In order to get there, buy a flight ticket from Sydney or Cairns (you can also consider Alice Springs) to Connellan Airport. It will take between 2 hours and half to 3 hours to get there. Reserve an accommodation that best suits your budget and once at the resort buy the tour to Uluru. There will be a variety of choices, but we suggest joining the evening tour to see Uluru’s beautiful sunset while enjoying an exquisite dinner. As a plus, choose the tour which includes complementary sparkling wine.
Picture this: Uluru is changing color little by little… you have never seen such a beautiful spectacle. It’s getting dark and countless stars start twinkling above. In your hand, a glass of luscious sparkling wine reminds you that life is sweet.