Besides its geological and cultural significance Uluru sometimes amuses with a

Besides its geological and cultural significance

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Besides its geological and cultural significance, Uluru sometimes amuses with a rare phenomenon. During the wet season, which begins approximately in November and ends in March, the accumulated water flows down the rack, creating these gorgeous tiny waterfalls. How many people visit Ulur u-Kata Tjut a National Park? Every year more than 250,000 people come from all over the world to experience the natural and cultural wonders of Ulur u and Kata Tjut a. Getting to Uluru Uluru is in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – about 335 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs as the crow flies. The most popular way to get there is by flying directly to Ayers Rock Airport, then booking in at one of Ayers Rock Resort´s hotels, which includes glampsite Longitude 131°. All ARR accommodation includes free airport transfers, and you can either book a guided tour from your hotel or hire a car at the airport. Alternatively, you can drive – a great option, as you’ll arrive at Uluru with a deeper understanding of the Red Centre, and a better perspective of just how big it is. A car trip from Alice Springs will take approximately five hours and there are four petrol stations along the way. You can also drive to Uluru from Alice Springs via Kings Canyon – another breathtaking spot. Staying at Uluru
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There are a handful of different accommodation options within the area’s purpose-built town, which is known as Yulara. Ayers Rock Resort (owned by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia) is your main option and includes: 1. A lovely five-star hotel, Sails in the Desert 2. The four-and-a-half-star, Deser Gardens Hotel 3. The boutique-style probably 4-star, Lost Camel Hotel 4. Four-star Emu Walk Apartments, which are self-catering 5. Both hotel and basic motel-style rooms at Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge. 6. The surprisingly green Ayers Rock Campground. 7. Top-end ‘glamping’ option Longitude 131, which sits slightly separate to the rest of the resort and is managed by super-luxe hotel group Baillie Lodges. There is also a supermarket, bank, day spa, post office, art gallery, souvenir shop, hair salon and several good restaurants and the do-it-yourself ‘Outback BBQ’. Everything is a short walk or the free shuttle-bus ride away. You can also stay at some roadhouses along the highway but be warned – they’re very very basic. Curtin Spring Cattle Station is a good option, (and we mean basic, with a shared bathroom, although camping is free) But be warned it is an hour from Uluru which makes a spectacular sunrise more challenging. Camping at Uluru Accommodation at Uluru is in the middle of Australia and hours from any major town, so prices are not exactly cheap, so the best option for those on a very tight budget is to camp. You cannot camp in the national park, but Ayers Rock Resort has a shady camping ground that has powered sites for caravans, campervans, motor homes and camper trailers, as well as grassy tent sites. Facilities include a swimming pool, playground, bbq and outdoor kitchen and self-service laundry.
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Best ways to see Uluru The traditional owners, the Anangu people, ask not to climb Uluru.
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  • Winter '17
  • Renato Cierro
  • Northern Territory

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