Amongst all destinations and tourist spots in Australia, one of the best loved and impressive place is Uluru / Ayers Rock, located in Australia's Northern Territory. This is the location of the impressive Ayers Rock - a single sandstone mass, the best place for Uluru Tours - and Kata Tjuta, made up of volcanic stones wrapped in red sandstone.
Uluru (also Ayers Rock or The Rock) is located in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park about 450 km southwest of Alice Springs. This Central Australian icon is a monolith more than 318 metres (986 ft) high and 8 km (5 miles) around, and extends 2.5 km (1.5 miles) into the ground. It is about 21km from Uluru to the tourist town of Yulara, which has a population of 3000 and is situated just outside the park. Uluru is noted for appearing to change colour as the light strikes it in different ways at different times of the day and year, and is a particularly remarkable sight at sunset.
At destination, tourists - from backpackers to families -, are able to enjoy Uluru and Kata Tjuta in many different ways. The best known Uluru Tours are Uluru at sunset and sunrise: sun gives Uluru amazing colours, changing a lot the aspect of the rock and offering visitors the best sights of Uluru. During these Uluru tours
- some departing from Alice Springs -, visitors can also have breakfast and dinner when they can learn even more from the guide, like local legends, and understand why Uluru is such sacred place for Aborigine people. And by walking around Uluru and Kata Tjuta, visitors have the possibility to approach Uluru fauna and flora, at the condition of keeping their eyes wide open.
Before deciding to climb the Uluru, which is also one available tour, visitors must be aware of its sacred meaning and why this path has a real significance for them, which explains their will to convince people not to climb.