Ayers Rock (Uluru) Nearby Alice Springs
(Alice Springs, Northern Territory - NT, Australia)
Ayers Rock, official known as the Uluru, is located in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia, in the Kata Tjuta National Park. The striking Ayers Rock (Uluru) is a popular excursion for visitors staying in Alice Springs and Ayers Rock (Uluru) has become of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of Australia.
Situated around 450 km / 270 miles to the south-west of Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru) is the largest rock in the whole world.
Featuring breathtaking red rock faces, which changes colour as the sun sets, Ayers Rock (Uluru) dominates the landscape in this part of the Northern Territory of Australia. Ayers Rock (Uluru) is more than 400 metres / 1,300 feet high and Ayers Rock (Uluru) measures around 8 km / 5 miles around the base.
There are a number of popular bushwalking trails around Ayers Rock (Uluru) and these interesting walks are often guided by knowledgeable park rangers. Guided walking trails of the Ayers Rock (Uluru) provide a real insight into the history of the area, and self-guided bushwalking is also possible, with useful leaflets available at the Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.
Ayers Rock (Uluru) only offers visitors very basic facilities and a small toilet block is situated at the bottom of Ayers Rock (Uluru). The nearby Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre has better facilities, together with interesting information about the Anangu, the Aboriginal owners of Ayers Rock (Uluru).