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Uluru - Ayers Rock
- Rising from seemingly nowhere in the deep centre of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the world's great natural wonders. If you are planning to explore Uluru (Ayers Rock) and experience both the physical and cultural significance of this Australian icon, we are here to help you with your Uluru tour, car hire and accommodation needs. Alternatively explore our popular Package Deals . Feel free to contact us for advice and service.
Physically Beautiful: Most visitors would have seen photographs, or advertisements featuring Uluru (Ayers Rock), but nothing prepares you for the physical impact of this vast monolith. Its sheer immensity dwarfs everything around it. Uluru (Ayers Rock) has acquired its reputation not just because it is such a unique landform, but also because of the effect the sun has on its colours and appearance. Sunrises and Sunsets cause changes to its colour from browns though oranges, reds to finally grey.
Spiritually Significant: A trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock) is also about experiencing and understanding its cultural and spiritual significance. Both Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners. Self discover or take guided Uluru (Ayers Rock) tours that inform about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal Dream time stories of the area.
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Things to See and Do
- There are a number of ways to experience the majesty of Uluru. No-one misses sunrise and sunset. At different times of the day the colours change, from pink to purple to dark red, while the sky reflects a superb array of colours. See it from above by helicopter or hot air balloon. Ride across the desert on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or on the back of a camel. Although it is possible to climb Uluru, the traditional owners do not because of its great spiritual significance, and in respect of their culture ask that others do not climb it either.
FIELD OF LIGHT ULURU
- Feel the inspiring magnitude of the vast night sky, the overwhelming presence of the majestic rock. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert.
The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it - Uluru. More than 50,000 slender stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland.
Pathways draw viewers into the installation, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars. The installation, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku by the local community means ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara will be in place for a full year, closing 31 March 2017.
You can delve into the experiential artwork in a number of different ways; from the entry-level Field of Light Pass to a special dinner under the night sky at A Night at Field of Light.