Views of Ayers Rock in the Australian outback

Ayers Rock Vacations: Land of Dreamtime

In the heart of Australia’s Outback, you’ll find a sacred land of aboriginal tales and wild beauty. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for its geological wonders, culture, and rugged wilderness. Ayers Rock rises 1,000 feet out of the bare desert landscape. Enjoy a guided bush hike around the great rock, go bird watching, or visit the aboriginal cultural center where you’ll meet local artists and storytellers. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation in the Outback or a romantic adventure under the desert stars, Liberty Travel can connect you with a stunning vacation package.

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Ayers Rock at a Glance

Currency: Australian Dollar ($)

Tipping Customs: While Australians don’t generally tip, it has become customary to tip for exceptional service

Language: English

Popular Drink: Try shiraz and local beers

Must Eat: Try the bush food

Power Up: Type I (three-prong type) 240 V


Weather: Summer (December, January, and February) brings hot weather—temperatures exceed 97 degrees Fahrenheit; winter (June, July, and August) bring cool days (in the 60s), and cooler nights (temperatures drop into the 30s).

Best Time to Visit: Visit in the winter, when temperatures permit hiking and outside activity during the day.

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Cooking food on a guided bush walk at Ayers Rock
Photo credit: Tourism Australia

Top Things to Do at Ayers Rock

Watch the Sunrise or Sunset over Uluru
See the colors in the sky and landscape intensify and change at Uluru’s designated sunset and sunrise viewing locations.

Take a Guided Bush Walk
Follow the footsteps of aboriginal guides; discover native rock art, explore local watering holes, or hike around the magnificent rock itself.

Traditional Painting at the Cultural Center
Learn about Anangu daily life, view local artwork, or learn dot painting techniques where you can bring Creation Time stories to life.

Go Birdwatching
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to over 150 species of birds, including rare species, so bring your binoculars.

Take a Camel Safari Through the Desert
While there are many ways to explore the desert—4x4 and helicopter flights are popular—the most iconic way to experience the wilderness is on the back of a camel.

Kookaburra at Ayers Rock, native to Australia

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