Home of the legendary King’s Canyon, Watarrka National Park is easy to visit from Ayers Rock.
Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s premier destinations. It’s difficult to know what to pack though – the middle of Australia is desert, so it’s always hot right? Wrong! Keep these tips in mind when packing for your trip to Ayers Rock.
Hiking isn’t necessarily the first activity that comes to mind when thinking about Alice Springs. The middle of Australia conjures images of hot desert, of a beating sun – not ideal walking conditions. Yet surprisingly there are numerous options for hiking around Alice Springs that are more than initially meets the eye.
A visit to Ayers Rock, in the heart of the Australian Outback, encompasses more than just the vision of the rock itself. In fact, there is a whole national park to explore in addition to canyons and walking trails in the vicinity. It’s an outdoor lover’s dream, and an easy way to feel miles (and miles) away from your everyday city life. If you think a visit to Ayers Rock is on your itinerary in Australia, be sure to consider the following tips for how to spend 3 days there – because 3 days is the minimum we’d give anyone that wants to fully indulge in the experience.
Ayers Rock is not your typical tourist attraction. This monolith wasn’t erected in hopes of drawing in tourists; instead, this site has sat for hundreds of thousands of years, and in that time it has become a very important cultural and spiritual site for the Aboriginal people. In essence, that spiritual site has transformed into both an icon for the country of Australia as well as one of its top attractions.
It’s a destination for the outdoors, Ayers Rock. Once here, visitors spend their time basking in the natural beauty of the Outback of Australia, including watching the sun rise or set, stargazing, climbing the monolith of Ayers Rock, and going for walks on the many walking trails. One of the most popular of those walking trails is the trail through the Valley of the Winds.
The site of Ayers Rock has become one of the most well-known symbols for the country of Australia around the world, and because of that, it is a coveted travel destination for the hundreds of thousands of tourists that arrive each year. However, the ease of accessing Ayers Rock, located right in the heart of the barren Outback, means that a visit here will generally cost you a bit of dough. While we think Ayers Rock is a cost worth adding to your itinerary, this post is more about preparing you for your upcoming expenditures.
Many couples, when seeking a romantic weekend away, don’t always consider the Red Centre and area of Ayers Rock (Uluru) as their first choice. The truth is, however, that the seclusion and natural surrounds in the region lend themselves to romance whether you’re looking for it or not.