Traveling to Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the experiences that has most impressed us in Australia. It is difficult to describe how a giant rock can be so attractive and magnetic. For the traditional inhabitants of these lands, it is a sacred place full of symbolism and the center of their culture.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) has become a world tourist attraction and one of the most visited and symbolic places in Australia.

Many people have asked us the same question, is it worth traveling to Urulu? That is why we have decided to give you seven reasons why it is worth traveling to Uluru and here you have them:

Traveling to Uluru: 7 reasons

1. It is a symbol of Australia and Aboriginal culture

Uluru is a sacred place for Australian Aboriginal culture , is a World Heritage Site and is also known as the navel of the world. Cave paintings and Aboriginal legends help build the magical aura that surrounds you.

Pintura Aborigen Urulu Ayers Rock Australia Viajar a Uluru

2. Sunset and sunrise

Have you ever seen a rock change color several times during the day?

Uluru is a sandstone-type rock that changes color from red to yellow, brown and even purple. During sunrise and sunset this change is perfectly noticeable.

It is very impressive to see it from one of the viewpoints that have been set up for it and to be able to photograph it.

Uluru Viajar a Uluru

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3. Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas.

The first thing that strikes you when they talk to you about these mountains located 30 km from Uluru is that they are both part of the same rock formation. They are the same stone, the two ends of which have risen to the surface creating Uluru and Kata Tjuta .

There are two very different stories about the geological formation and evolution of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, that of A nangu and that of the scientific community, you will have to go to Ayers Rock (Uluru) to decide which one you prefer.


4. Kings Canyon

Roughly halfway between Uluru and Alice Springs is this canyon that was called the Garden of Eden by the first Europeans to walk through it.

It is a gorge that reaches a depth of 270 meters and is home to a large amount of vegetation and fauna. The best way to get to know it is by doing one of its trails, they can be done on your own or accompanied by a local guide who will tell you about the geological characteristics of the place.

King Canyon Australia

5. Heaven

In all places far from the city we can enjoy a starry sky, but the sky in the desert is always special.

In the red center of Australia you can enjoy an incredible experience and discover the night sky of the southern hemisphere.

Australia Outback

6. The Outback

Traveling to Uluru is traveling to the Outback, Australia's remote and semi-arid interior. Its extension is immense and it is the place where a large part of the Australian aboriginal population lives. The distances between the populations are enormous.

Those who enter it to explore it must be prepared with reserves of water and gasoline for several days.

Our experience was not so extreme but you can see how difficult it is to survive in a place that reaches 50 degrees in summer, where there is almost no water, there are no mountains and there are many dangerous animals.

Outback australiano Viajar a Uluru

7. The energy

This point is more personal and there will be who after traveling to Uluru will share it, and who will not.

For us Uluru is a place with a different energy. It is difficult to explain but the aura that surrounds it is special.

The color of the stone, the vegetation, the sacred stone, the water, the cave paintings, the aboriginal legends, the enormous plain in which it is found etc. T odo Uluru makes it a magical place.

Australia Kata-Juta

These are the seven reasons why we recommend traveling to Uluru (Ayers Rock). If you want to know more about this Australian rock, about how to travel to the Outback or would like to add another reason, do not hesitate to contact us by email or leave us a comment. We hope you liked it.

If you are already convinced about traveling to Uluru, we recommend that you look for an excursion to visit the Uluru Kata-Juta Natural Park .

We booked a guide who explained all the stories, legends and the arrival of the first Europeans .

We were even able to see Uluru from the sky, by helicopter and it was one of the best experiences in our trips around the country.

You can also sleep under the stars, go camping, barbecue at sunset, etc.

Here we leave you some of the possibilities that exist, but if you want to see all of them, click on this link all the activities in Uluru (Ayers Rock) :

This article was published in December 2015 and updated in November 2019

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