Is Uluru on your bucket list? Have you ever wanted to visit Uluru? The mammoth rock in the middle of Australia surrounded by endless kilometres of Australia’s infamous Outback.
Uluru is known as Ayers Rock to most. It is a huge chunk of rock, known as a monolith, Uluru is unique in its composition and attracts thousands of tourists a year.
Uluru is one of my favourite destinations in Australia. I am not saying other places I have visited in Australia are not great but Uluru was just significant for me. I never envisaged to fall in love with the place.
Was my tour to the Ayers Rock worth after all? Absolutely Big YES! If it’s all the time and money you have, then it is certainly worth visiting.
I loved it. It was such a different side of Australia and seeing the Rocks was astonishing. I highly recommend it, and it has very much encouraged me to see more of what Australia has to offer tourists.
The tour was fun filled and I was very impressed with the excellent value for money the tour gave throughout. I would highly recommend The Rock Tours for anyone wanting to visit Uluru. The Rock Tour is the best choice for budget mindful tourist looking for a high-quality tour and cultural experience at a competitive rate.
Alternatively, you can also book a 3-day tour at this link.
I urge you all to get out there and see this amazing land. Uluru Rock Tour is best dealt with an open mind. For people who enjoy adventures like I do, this was all too perfect for me.
Okay, let me take you into the details of my 3-days Uluru tour.
I arrived at Alice Springs and lodged in at Alice Lodge . The lodge is about five-minute walk from Alice’s Town centre, sincerely it is a great place to relax and unwind before and after your Uluru tour. Accommodations are cheaper at Alice lodge and they allow you to store your bags there while you are on tour. I met a lot of nice and wonderful people at the lodge. Amazingly, one of the ladies I met there accommodated me for four days when I visited Sydney. I had a great moment with her.
Day 1: Travelling to Uluru
The bus picked us either in front of Uluru or at the Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara at 12:00pm. Our foremost destination was Uluru. I had a moment of bliss observing the breathtaking sight of Uluru, which is acclaimed the World’s Largest Rock. We also took time to complete the Uluru Base Walk around Uluru. We saw attractive spots like the Mutijulu Waterhole, Mala Walk and astounding Aboriginal Cave Paintings. It was all just amazing and I enjoyed every bit of it. One of the amazing things was all the greenery and the little lakes at the bottom. We spend this night at the Ayers Rock Campground with toilets and showers after having dinner watching the sunset over Uluru.
I totally loved the base walk, you could see the surrounding of Uluru. Plus, I think I never got tired of looking at Uluru sunset. It was amazing how the sun set and the rock changed colours. It was magical and I loved every minute.
My Surprise of the day: At Night time, we needed wood to keep us warm. We stopped at this part of the dessert where some trees were burned.
We had to get wood and not just any. We literally had to hang on branches to cut them off because they were dead trees and we had to drag them to the van. We were instructed that the wood must be as thick as our wrist and as long as your arms. The men started kicking the branches of and the girls started dragging them. It was a whole new experience for me.
My new experience number two was camping, it was my very first time to camp, I was expecting tents but it was literally under the stars. All we had was a sleeping bag. We slept in the red sand on the ground around the campfire (It was quite cold) and the moon and star served as our lamp. Well, we were literally under the stars. Although, it was no big deal but there was something about it that I loved so much. Maybe because I was a first timer moon camper. (lol).
Day 2: Kata Tjuta and Uluru Sunrise
I felt the spiritual significance on a guided walk through to the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’ and consists of six big rock domes. We hiked on a path that went between the rock domes. We were told to climb the steps and not to look back until we get to the top, it was worth it. It was all stunning scenery with the big red rocks and soil and then the green bush. It really was very enjoyable.
We were shown the bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can listen to tales from the ‘Tjukurpa’ Dreamtime. The centre details the history of the Anangu people who inhabited this area and the cultural centre is worth a visit.
We spend the second night at the historic Kings Creek Station 20km from Kings Canyon, at least we got access to showers and toilets on the second night (Refreshing).
Did I mention we had no bathroom nor toilet on our first night???? (Laughs) You can imagine how refreshing it was having access to a bathroom and toilet on our second night.
Did I also mentioned we had Mosquito rampage? (lol, those tiny creatures really terrorised me). My trip to Uluru was in May, so it was really hot in the morning and we had to deal with so much mosquitoes. I live in a tropical country so I thought I should be able to cope. But this was a different ball game I tell you. They were just everywhere. They got into my ears, nose, mouth. It was so irritating (I am not kidding nor exaggerating it)
I will advise you to get mosquito nets and cream if you are planning a trip to Uluru. They also sell it there though. I will also encourage you to bring along atleast three (3) litters of water, it will come in handy.
Day 3: Kings Canyon
We enjoyed a three-hours guided hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City. We visited the many Amphitheatres, North & South Walls and the beautiful Garden of Eden. We stop on the way home for an optional Camel Ride at the Camel Farm. The Camel ride at sunset was awesome. The camels are well trained and gentle, each with their own endearing personality. One of the unique ways to enjoy and marvel at the beauty of the sunset is to sit back on a trusty camel. I loved it. It was my first time to see the sunset on one side and moon rise on the other simultaneous, in the outback while riding a camel. It was an unforgettable experience for me.
After the Camel ride, we head back to Alice Springs. Got cleaned up and we meet later with our guide for dinner and a couple of beers at The Rock Bar.
I had the most incredible time sightseeing Uluru. It was everything I imagined and much more. This tour was my favourite although I must admit, it was also my first taste of major camping and hiking because I was more of a beach person but the tour to Uluru inspired me to start hiking.
36 thoughts on “My Awesome Experience Visiting Uluru in Three (3)-days”
Ahh! I’ve lived in Australia for 3 years and still haven’t visited the rock! It’s just so expensive that when I look at the price I compare it other places I can go I just haven’t brought myself to do it. Your post has really brought home to me what an amazing experience it would be and how I should just suck it up and pay the money! I would rather have a toilet every night of the trip though so I might look for a tour that has that!
This sounds amazing! We loved the East coast of Australia and would love to visit more of the country in the future. We LOVE hiking, camping, etc so this kind of tour would be RIGHT down our alley!
I really enjoyed reading this, as it is a place I have always wanted to visit. Looks like an amazing experience 🙂
It sounds like the most incredible place – I know many people who have gone and say it’s like nothing else. And it must be remarkable if you loved it, despite the mosquitoes!!
Such a famous place, and for good reason. It truly looks amazing. Would love to visit it myself some day (And Australia in general, really). And yes, bring something like a mosquito net. That’s just camping 101. 😉
It looks awesome, I just went to Uluru 2 weeks ago and had the same experience! To me the King’s Canyon hike was my favourite part. 🙂
Australia is definitely on my bucket list and the Alice Springs area is a spot my hubby really wants to visit. He is a landscape photographer, so this is right up his alley! Gorgeous!
If he is a landscape photographer, for sure, he will enjoy this area. There are a lot of photogenic places. Too bad my camera ran out of battery. Bring power banks and extra battery.
Thanks for sharing your Uluru experience Karla! We have Australia on our radar but not sure if it will happen real soon :/ . Definitely noted about your recommendation for The Rock Tours and Alice Lodge.
Just curious as to why on night #1 tents were not provided? Is it something not allowed in that area?
We didn’t have tents the whole stay. The first night, we didn’t have make shift bathrooms. It was just the way they set it up. They provided swags though, you insert your sleeping bag inside then everyone sleeps around the fire.
Yes, after reading your story, Uluru is in my bucket list
Glad to have introduced it to you. It’s really worth being part of the Bucket list.
I can only imagine how nothing compares to seeing this place in person. Your photos are great, but I’m sure experiencing it up close was even better. I love camping, but I’m sure this was very rustic even in my terms
This was my first camping experience. It was indeed very rustic, but I enjoyed every part of it. You should give it a try.
Is Uluru on your bucket list? Nope, never heard of it!
Have you ever wanted to visit Uluru? Well, thanks to you now I want to!
Thanks for showing me Uluru, it’s now on my bucket list 🙂
Looks amazing, Karla! It must have been a memorable experience waking up to that everyday! Nature at it’s best.
I loved this part of Australia more than any other (ok, except for the tropical north maybe) because it’s so sugged and desolated. I’ve been here 3 days, like you, but wish I’d had more time on my hands.
Your post will prepare me a lot for this trip in 2018. I hope to have a toilet every night though and to go when it is a little cooler to avoid the mosquito rampage!
I’d like to go there, definitely. I’m not sure about sleeping under the stars though. Aren’t there giant spiders out there? I’d get no sleep and feel like things were crawling on me all night.
You took some stunning photos Karla. I’ve never been but it always looks amazing from the pictures I see.
I have been to Australia three times but have not made it to Uluru – it always seemed too far away and too expensive – but your post REALLY made me want to go next time I am there – seems really worth it! Thank you for sharing your experience!
So glad that you had an amazing time at Uluru! We spent 3 weeks backpacking through the Northern Territory and included Uluru on our trip. Definitely agree that it’s worthwhile including Kata Tjuta and Uluru Sunrise in the itinerary.
Also, a mosquito net was the best $6 I ever spent!!
I agree with the mosquito net. It was a MUST!
This looks like such a fun adventure! I would love to visit Uluru–the sunrise looks gorgeous! Camping under the stars would be really cool as well, but I do have to admit I’d be a bit worried about the creatures you might encounter, lol! Looks like an amazing time though!
Looks like a wonderful way to experience the Rock. How fortunate.
Sounds like you had an amazing adventure from the red rocks to the sunrise it’s absolutely beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your first time sleeping under the stars too.
What a neat experience! Would you feel that this adventure would be kid friendly?
There were families touring too. You can drive your own car if you wish and go on a roadtrip. How young are your kids?
My children are 10, 6 and 4. 🙂
Sounds like you had a wonderful experience at Uluru. My parents went several years ago and loved it. I have to admit I’d be a little nervous camping in the open in Australia as there are so many venomous creatures, but it would be nice to see the starts. They way you described the mosquitoes reminded me of how they are in Alaska.
Uluru is definitely on my bucket list. That was some sunrise you witnessed! I hope to be able to see it someday as well.
I love the idea of camping without a tent, it must be beautiful to sleep under a sky full of stars! Although I would miss not having a bathroom for a while 🙂
Wow that looks like such a cool spot. I really want to visit Australia but have never heard of Uluru, so thanks for bringing it to my attention 🙂 Camping is great, isn’t it?! Pretty lovely that your first experience was sans tent and right under the stars… What a dream!
I have yet to have an outback experience and this is the kind that I would want to explore! I haven’t heard about it until now and I started googling about this upon reading your post. Thanks for sharing, Karla and I hope you’ll have a great time in Au! NZ is next for me! Xx
Certainly will include Uluru in my bucket list. That was an adventure. From morning to night for some days, I don’t mind staying there and viewing those orange, yellow and red shades. Just stunning!
Looks RAD! and also red. 🙂 This is in my list! I have heard so much about Uluru