Ayres Rock or not to Ayres Rock...

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1. Posted by oznz06 (Budding Member 17 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ive planned a 3 months trip around Australia and New Zealand. My internal flights are already booked but now Im deciding whether to go to Ayres Rock or not. Any advice as I am 50 50 at the moment!

2. Posted by corinne244 (Budding Member 54 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi there, i have not been myself yet but will be in November (during my 9mths travelling oz). I have been told by many people that it is a must do, esp at sunrise or sunset. It is supposed to be spectacular!! also you learn about aborigional life. Alice springs is close with lots of accomidation options. Also there are alot of tours specially designed to see ayers rock, kings canyon and other must sees. STA travel do some good tours.:) but compare prices with different companies.

3. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I spent a week camping in the outback. Also went to ayers rock. Its an amazing place. The sunrise and sunsets were nice but a bit of an anti climax. I climbed the rock though which you are given the choice of doing and it was one of the best things Ive done in my life. Really was a great experience. You have to climb it if you go. Try the 4 day tour of Ayers Rock, the Ulgas and the kings canyon. Well worth doing. I booked it with oz travel bugs who are really good.


4. Posted by oz_bikenut (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Speaking of learning about Aboriginal culture, pop around the corner of the rock to Mutitjulu (get permission first) and spend some time and money there. The locals will appreciate it and you'll see a real warts-and-all desert community.

5. Posted by DanT1980 (Budding Member 33 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ayers Rock is well worth making the effort for. Its a totally unique experience, and really should be done along with the Olgas and Kings Canyon. For me, Ayers Rock was one of the main highlights of my 7 months in Austraila (although there are so many others!)