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Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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The large red flat mountain at sunset.

Rising up from the silent, otherwise flat desert floor, this 600 million-year-old gargantuan, ochre-hued monolith is both ethereal and mesmerising – its colour changes depending on the season and time of day.

Best for ages 8+

Sounds of Silence

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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A linen covered table at sunset

The best-known outdoor dining experience in Australia – an unforgettable dinner in the desert under a billion stars, with didgeridoo music and a fascinating lesson in astronomy.

Adult price: £165

Best for ages 8+

Uluru Base Walk

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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A face of a red mountain on a clear winter's afternoon

A unique 10km circuit walk that showcases the complex and intricate beauty of this extraordinary monolith, and reveals the rich local legends that surround it.

Best for ages 10+

Duration: 2-3 hours

Tali Wiru

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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Tables in candlelight at sunset in the desert.

Sublime upscale desert dining experience, with magnificent Uluru views combined with Aborigine performance and storytelling.

Adult price: £200

Min age 15

Best for ages 15+

Duration: 4 hours

Helicopter flights over Uluru

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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Silhouette of red mountain from back of a helivopter.

Discover a different perspective on Australia’s most famous desert natural wonders, with a helicopter tour that soars across the jaw-dropping landscapes of the Northern Territories.

Adult price: £180

Min age 15

Best for ages 16+

Duration: 30 minutes

Bush tucker tours

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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grubs on a leaf held out by a woman's hand

Discover what Aborigines gathered, hunted and ate in the desert for 40,000 years, and learn how to use their ingredients in your own cooking.

Adult price: £30

Best for ages 6+

Duration: 2-3 hours

Kings Canyon

Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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An overview of a red canyon

A stunning 100m-deep gorge that epitomises the raw beauty of Central Australia. Wild and colourful desert landscapes, and excellent walking in the Australian Outback.

Best for ages 13+

Rock art at Cave Hill

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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tourists looking drawings painted on rock in Mutitjulu Cave along Kuniya walk

Ancient rock art and Aboriginal Dreamtime legends combine in this profound Outback experience.

Best for ages 13+

Duration: 7 hours

Didgeridoo Workshop

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

A man playing the Didgeridoo in the desert whilst a couple watches.

The digeridoo, a long and thin musical instrument of Australia’s indigenous people, is one of the Outback’s most iconic symbols – and sounds. Playing it relies on a technique known as circular breathing which is much harder to master than it looks. These workshops are free – so why not give it a go?

Best for ages 6+

Duration: 45 minutes

When: Twice daily

Frequency: daily

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‘Under a Desert Moon’ dining experience

Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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People dining outside at sunset for the 'Under a Desert Moon' dining experience

This unique Outback experience, hosted by the Kings Canyon Resort, sees you transferred to a secret location, free of light pollution, to dine by firelight and beneath the Southern sky’s canopy of stars. The evening kicks off with drinks and canapes at Carmichael’s restaurant.

Adult price: £40

Min age 18

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 5 hours

When: Dates vary

Frequency: daily

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Astro Tour

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Many stars over the silhouette of a flat mountain.

With no air pollution and a tiny population, the Park is an ideal place to study the universe and these tours of the night sky are excellent – and led by entertaining astronomers. Tours depart daily, 2 hours after sunset, from the Ayers Rock Resort. Under 15s go free.

Adult price: £30

Best for ages 4+

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

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Dot painting with Maruku Arts

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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3 people dot painting at the Maruku Arts Centre on Uluru

This dot painting workshop is an excellent and fun introduction to Indigenous Art, where participants learn about the different symbols used to create local Creation Time stories.

Adult price: £40

Best for ages 4+

Duration: 90 minutes

When: Twice daily

Frequency: daily

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Uluru Motorcycle Tours

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru Motorcycle Tours

A truly unique way to experience either Uluru or Kata Tjuta – and to perhaps fulfill a secret desire to ride on a Harley Davidson. Tour options range from a quick 30-minute spin to a viewing spot for Uluru, or full 3.5-hour tours of both Uluru or Kata Tjuta. Choose between riding a motorcycle or riding in a three-wheeler sidecar. Pick up from the Ayres Rock Resort.

Adult price: £130

Min age 18

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 90 minutes

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Uluru Camel Tours

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Train of tourists riding on camels on a tour, riding past Uluru

Cameleer Chris Hill runs a wide range of carbon-neutral camel tours, including sunset and sunrise rides and express (45 minute) adventures through the dunes.

Adult price: £40+

Min age 5

Best for ages 10+

Duration: 45+ minutes

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Field of Light

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Purple and yellow lights in fron of the silhouette of a red mountain.

Created by British artist Bruce Monro, this unique and mesmerising light installation consists of 50,000 slender ‘stem’ bulbs arrayed in colourful formation over an area the size of 7 football pitches – all in front of the iconic Uluru. Wander through it, or dine next to it.

Adult price: £25

Best for ages 4+

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Gallery of Central Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Dot painted Aboriginal artwork close up

Dubbed a ‘cultural hub’, this arts centre in the Ayers Rock Resort showcases work from established and emerging indigenous artists, plus a range of cultural events. It hosts regular exhibitions, and offer free daily tours.

Best for ages 18+

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Mulgara Art Gallery

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Mulgara Art Gallery

Located at the Sails in the Desert hotel, this long-running gallery sources authentic Aboriginal dot paintings, artworks and glassware from desert communities across the Northern Territory.

Best for ages 18+

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