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Uluru

The World Heritage-listed and one of Australia’s most iconic symbols, Uluru is approximately 460 kilometres or a six hour drive southwest of Alice Springs. Right in the heart of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru is a place that speaks of timeless folklore, rich indigenous culture and great spirituality.112321-575ULURU

Traditional custodians of Uluru, the Anangu, believe this landscape was created by their ancestors at the beginning of time, and have been protecting these sacred lands ever since. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre is a great starting point to learn about Tjukurpa, the traditional law guiding the Anangu people. Displays and artwork explain the significance of Uluru from an Anangu perspective.

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Visit Maraku Retail Gallery in the Cultural Centre, their striking gallery provides you with the perfect opportunity to meet and purchase works from artists, knowing that all funds are returned to the Anangu people.

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There are no two views of Uluru that are the same and there are many ways to experience the majesty and the beauty of this unique desert landscape. Take one of three walks: the Mala Walk, Lungkata Walk and Kuniya Walk, around the base of Uluru with an Aboriginal guide and learn about ancient traditions, bush tucker, traditional medicines, sacred Aboriginal rock art and how animals formed the Uluru landscape on one of three walks.

See the magnificent views of Uluru from the skies by helicopter or on a tandem sky dive. Ride across the ochre coloured desert on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or the back of a camel.

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Spend a day exploring the mysterious 500 million year-old rock formations of nearby Kata-Tjuta. Kata Tjuta, the Aboriginal name means ‘many heads’ is also located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Take a guided walk in the Valley of the Winds and learn about the geology, rare Australian plants and animals and sample some bush tucker.

If you want to catch a glance of native wildlife, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is the place The region is a genuine birding paradise with more than 170 species and kangaroos, emus, dingoes and wallabies roam wild on the red desert sands.

Voyages Ayers Rock Resort provides a range of accommodation from luxury tents amongst the sand dunes to camping under the shade of native desert trees. Experience the Sounds of Silence dinner where you will learn about the tales of the southern night sky with a ‘star talker’ whilst feasting on authentic Australian delicacies such as barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile.