Arriving at the Uluru, you will need to get a pass for the National park. This can be done at the entrance on the way in, check here for more details. If planning to climb the rock you will need to check whether it’s open, if it is open, it’s best to climb it then and there, as it’s closed more often than not.
If you’re not climbing then take a drive around the base. There are plenty of places to stop and do a walk closer to the rock. Walks range from a few meters to a few kilometers. We also recommend taking the drive out to view The Olgas. Here you can also choose what walks to do to get a closer look. It’s an absolute must to view the sunset over Uluru. We suggest getting to the viewing location early as it gets busy very quickly. Pack drinks, snacks, camera and some blankets as it gets cold. Enjoy the colour changes and the spectacular view.
Another must do is to wake early and catch the sunrise. There’s a sunrise viewing platform in the National park with unspoilt views. It will be cold, but well worth getting up for. Grab a coffee and rug up. Hiring bikes and riding around the base of the rock is an amazing way to see Uluru up close and personal. There are plenty of spots to stop along the way, with information boards to read about the history and culture, spots to take a rest and even refill your water bottle. We highly recommend outback cycles for hire, you will need to prebook especially if adding baby seats. The evenings do get cold and it is tempting to stay inside, but getting out to see the limited time “field of lights” display is a must. Bookings are essential, so plan ahead and be prepared to be amazed by the spectacular display of lights. We won’t be giving too much away, it’s one of those “you need to see it” things.