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Embarking on tours to Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia is like going on a pilgrimage

Uluru is an attractive weekend getaway for those who want to enjoy the beauty of Australia’s Red Centre. Three-day tour packages of various kinds help to explore the marvels of nature that abound Australia’s most iconic rock that is ready to woo travellers with the most exhilarating experience.  There are a variety of ways of experiencing Uluru aka Ayers Rock, and the easiest is to embark on a Rock Tour organised by some tour operator like The Rock Tour by logging on to the website https://www.therocktour.com.au/.

You can plan your tour in a number of ways depending on your priorities after you arrive at the airport of Ayers Rock (Uluru) or Alice Springs. Simply put, travel to Uluru should never be a problem as you get ready for a fantastic adventure trip to the most recognisable landmark in Australia. Just remember, that you need to respect the culture and traditions of the place that has been the abode of Aborigines and must behave in a responsible manner during the tour.

Begin the tour

The tour packages range between 2-4 days, and the choice depends on the way you want to explore the place. Here are your options when you choose a 3-day tour package that is most popular.

The first day – The tour that begins and ends at Alice Springs takes you through Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.  You can enjoy the breathtaking views of Uluru, the world’s largest rock which is your first destination.  Spending the day there gives you the opportunity of walking around Uluru that travellers fondly call Uluru Base Walk. Seeing the Aboriginal Cave paintings, Mutijulu Waterhole and the Mala Walk is an experience that you will never forget. After spending the night at Ayers Rock Campground, you prepare for the trip the next day.

The second day – Having reached Kata Tjuta, as you take a guided walk through the valley of the Winds, you start feeling the spiritual significance of the tour. Here you get the opportunity to learn about the aboriginal culture as you discover the deep cultural and spiritual significance to Anangu, the traditional custodians of Uluru as you head to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. As the day closes you prepare to spend the night at the Kings Creek Station and get ready to head for the Kings Canyon the next day.

The third day – Early in the morning, you set out for a guided hiking tour of the sandstone domes of the Lost City followed by visits to the amphitheatres, the beautiful Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. It takes about 3 hours to cover all the sites, and as the day progresses, you break for lunch that also marks the beginning of the last leg of the tour that takes you back to Alice Springs by 5.30pm.

Besides the above tour package that starts and ends at Alice Springs, you can modify your tour program if you want to finish the tour at Ayers Rock by choosing a different tour package.

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  1. don’t forget to walk in the footsteps of Anangu men like Tiger Tjalkalyirri and Paddy Uluru and climb the Rock. Climbing respects the actions and words of these past Anangu elders. For more on the rich history of climbing buried in a political fog by Parks Australia and the current Park board get yourself a copy of my book A Guide to Climbing Ayers Rock. The facts might surprise you.

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