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Uluru Tours in Australia – Experience the Magic of Aboriginal Culture

If you’re looking for a quick escape from your daily routine, then it might be time to pack up your bags and head down under. Few regions of the world offer a range of stunning desert landscapes and unique flora and fauna found in Central Australia. On top of these natural riches, Central Australia is also home to several rich and vibrant indigenous cultures producing some of the most exciting art in the world today. Whether you are seeking lavish luxury or an authentic safari adventure, Central Australia has something for everyone. The unofficial capital of Central Australia is Alice Springs, which makes a great base from which to explore the region. Accommodation of every kind for every budget is available, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to find something that fits your needs.

Alice Springs has a population of around 28,000 and lies at 700 metres above sea level, almost in the geographical centre of Australia, about 1500 kilometres from the nearest major city. Alice Springs and the Australian desert region are hot, arid zones with open blue skies year-round. Alice Springs’ climate is typical of deserts— dryer than in most other areas with little to no rainfall (275 mm per year on average). Daytime temperatures can soar above 40 degrees Celsius during their late summers from November to March.

Alice Springs has several excellent tour operators, and each offers access to the region’s many highlights. Tours are offered in every style from luxury Uluru Tours in Australia, with exclusive accommodation at luxurious campsites including Ayers Rock Resort, through more budget-friendly adventure tours that provide camping opportunities and Serena Outback Retreat Alice Springs’ only resort.

From Alice Springs, a variety of locations can be accessed. Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon are the most sought-after destinations among travelers.

Uluru is an icon of Central Australia and is located in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, about 550 km southwest of Alice Springs. These 415 meters (986 ft) monolith rises 21km into the Australian continent—the rising color changes throughout the day for a majestic sight at sunset.

Kata Tjuta is an Indigenous Australian legend, sacred to the indigenous people and known as “many heads” in Pitjantjatjara. It is located 30 km from Uluru, in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Kata Tjuta covers a vast area of 36 rounded rock formations.

Kings Canyon, one of the most famous and stunning features in Central Australia, is located roughly 400 km west of Alice Springs. The drive to Kings Canyon follows the southern side of Gill Ranges for a distance of 50 km, where they gradually climb to over 100 meters by their peak at the canyon. Watarrka National Park encompasses Kings Canyon and the western end of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

The area’s scenic landscape contains rocky ranges, rockpools and gorges, and is a refuge for many plants and animals. The canyon walls rise above the valley of Kings Creek and are spectacular at sunrise and sunset.

Familiar sights such as rock pools, gorges, mountains and dry river valleys can be seen just an hour’s drive outside of Alice Springs in the MacDonnell Ranges. Places like Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen are especially popular with travelers.

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