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Uluru, Petermann, Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru & Northern Territory

If you like the great outdoors, Australia’s Northern territory is your ideal destination

The iconic site of Uluru (Ayers Rock) is a very special part of Australia and one you’ll probably only see once in your lifetime. This giant sandstone formation is a formidable sight against the barren landscape of the desert which surrounds it.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is well worth the long drive – although you this area can also be reached by plane. There are plenty of activities to choose from including cultural experiences, cycling, hiking and Segway tours. You can take a helicopter or plane sightseeing flight over the area or even take a parachute jump! Make sure you’re well prepared to make the most of this amazing place – choose good footwear, the right clothing and take plenty of water.

From Uluru you can drive along to Kings Canyon and complete the rim walk – a loop hike along the edge of a red rock canyon. It’s a challenging climb/walk but one which is very rewarding with some amazing view points along the way. For less experienced walkers, the King Creek Walk is recommended.

The capital city of Darwin is a great place to visit with aqua parks and natural springs. It has a fantastic waterfront with several beaches as well as the nearby Museum and Art Gallery. Travel two hours from Darwin and you’ll reach Litchfield National Park which is known for it’s verdant scenery, plunge pools and sparkling waterfalls.

There are many more sights, National Parks, walks, excursions and tours available in the Northern Territory so please contact us for further details and recommendations.

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Key Highlights
  • Uluru is unmissable – it’s a place you will never forget
  • Alice Springs is where the majority of visitors to Uluru choose to stay
  • Accommodation at Uluru ranges from high end residences to backpacker accommodation and camping grounds
  • If you want to stay close to Uluru, take a look at Longitude 131°
  • A guided tour is the best way to learn more about this fascinating area
  • See the rocky domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Visit The Field of Light art installation
  • Hike the Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Australia’s Red Centre
  • You could take in Uluru as part of a multi-centre holiday, perhaps stopping at Sydney and the Barrier Reef too
  • Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in Darwin
  • See the Aboriginal Rock Art at Nourlangie and Ubirr

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +9 hours 30 minutes

Currency: Australian Dollar

Climate Information

Due to the large area covered by the Northern Territory, there are two distinct climates between the northern part and southern area.

The northern part has a tropical climate with high humidity and two distinguishable seasons with October to April being the wet season and May to September the dry season. During the dry season, the average daily temperature is 32°C.

In the southern half of the Northern Territory, the temperatures between October and March reach 35°C.

Leisure & Activities

Uluru National Park
Australia’s most recognisable natural structure. Uluru, or commonly known as Ayers Rock, is a magnificent sandstone monolith situated almost in the centre of Australia. A World Heritage Site, it juts out of the barren surroundings to a height of 350m and is sacred to the indigenous Australians. As there are no hotels within the surrounding park, tourists usually stay in the small town of Yulara.

Darwin
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and is very family orientated with plenty of things to see and do. For instance, there’s Aquascene where the whole family can help to feed the hundreds of fish that congregate in Doctors Gully at certain times of the day and there’s Berry Springs Nature Park, a great place to cool off and relax. You could also enjoy a picnic or take part in bird watching or the ranger guided activities.

Elsey National Park
Situated near Mataranka, Elsey National Park covers an area of almost 14,000 hectares and is famous for its Aboriginal and World War 2 history. Canoeing on the monumental Rope River is very popular, as well as relaxing in the thermal spring pools.

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