Uluru / Ayers Rock Campervan Touring
Located right in the very heart of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is quintessential to any complete Australian experience. There really is no better way to travel here than in a campervan hire, which can be picked up in Alice Springs or Darwin, as this will give you the freedom to really soak up the atmosphere at this special place and explore the incredible natural attractions that surround it.
Easily one of the world's most recognisable natural icons, Ayers Rock is famous across the world and is the undisputable highlight of the Australian outback. Standing 348 metres high and measuring 9.4 kilometres in circumference, it is one of the largest exposed sandstone rocks in the Southern Hemisphere.
Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is notable for appearing to change colour as the different light strikes it at different times of the day and year, with sunset one of the most remarkable sights the human eye could possibly witness. This is essentially when the crowds flock to the rock so make sure you get there early.
Its position in Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park places it almost directly in the centre of Australia, making it one of the country's remote, yet most visited, attractions and the ideal destination for an outback campervan adventure.
Its location within a day's drive of Alice Springs makes this the ideal base to begin your campervan adventure. From here there are plenty of other great places to explore too.
The Olgas are not as famous but equally as impressive in their own right. About thirty kilometres drive from Uluru, the best time to visit is at sunrise as the temperatures can increase rapidly in the middle of the day. There are two walks available. The Valley of the Winds walk takes you on a trip around a number of the dome-shaped Olgas, and the other takes you to the Kalpa Lookout. With only the red outback plains and brilliant blue skies in the distance, it really is an incredible attraction from any angle.
The Australian Outback may be a harsh place, but it is home to some of the most incredible elements of Mother Nature.