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  • Eden Glodstein | September 10, 2015 8:00 PM ET

    Unique Ways to Explore Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    Unique Ways to Explore Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    PHOTO: Uluru (Ayers Rock). Courtesy Tourism Northern Territory.

    The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for two of the world’s most iconic rock formations. From the various types of transportation tours available to dining in the wildlife, there are plenty of ways to explore Uluru. The best ways to fully appreciate the beauty and adventure include:

    Sunrise/Sunset Tours: The sunrise and sunset tours allow you to experience the scenic view of Uluru with the color changing sky.  These tours give visitors the opportunity to explore the Great Central Australian Desert. The tours have special features including learning about the Indigenous culture, dot painting, bush tucker and additional bush skills.

    Camel Tours: Get aboard a camel and trek the red sand dunes on a dromedary. Daily tours are offered including the Camel to Sunset Tour, Camel to Sunrise Tour, Camel Express Tour and Camels to Sounds of Silence. There are also private group tours offered for every occasion.

    Harley Ride: See Uluru (Ayers Rock) on the back of a late-model Harley Davidson. Book with Uluru Motorcycles and see the sun rise with Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the background and to cruise the National Park. Uluru Motorcycles offer many tours that vary in distance and time and also offer Trike tours!

    Helicopter Ride: View all areas and take in unparalleled panoramas with a scenic flight over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and its vast, magnificent surrounds. Tours are offered during sunrise, sunset and during the day.

    Base Walk: Walking the perimeter of Uluru is a must.  A series of short walks uncover the little known waterholes and lush woodlands that line this monolith and provide insights into the cultural history of the region. You can take the entire Base Walk or just concentrate on one section of the park. You will encounter blood woods, native grasses, and many waterways and soaks which is the best way to fully appreciate the natural beauty of Uluru.

    Sounds of Silence Dinner: Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours.  Sunset with canapés and the sounds of a didgeridoo, dinner under the outback sky and a star talk by a resident astronomer are just a few of the evening’s highlights. The evening overlooks the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and native bush ingredients are incorporated into the meal.

    Skydiving: Get the ultimate thrilling view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in freefall after jumping out of a plane! Divers have the choice of a longer parachute ride or a longer freefall for those looking for the extra adrenaline rush. Diving from 10,000 and above, you'll witness miles of Australia’s Northern Territory like never before.

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