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What Are The Top Experiences For Visitors To Ayes Rock/Uluru?

Save money on cheap flights to Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) with Webjet and splurge on a helicopter tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. There are several tour options to accommodate any budget, allowing you to enjoy the best views of Uluru. A tour includes in-flight commentary on the importance of the landmark and how it has shaped Northern Territory culture. If you opt for the lengthiest tour, you’ll also be treated to aerial views of The Olgas and learn of their spiritual significance to the area.

Another experience travellers on flights to Ayers Rock/Uluru Airport may enjoy while in the Red Centre is a sunset camel ride through the desert. You’ll learn about the ecology and wildlife of the area, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to snap amazing photos. Reserve your spot for either a sunset or sunrise camel ride after booking your airfare to Uluru and prepare yourself for an incredible holiday.

Adventure-seekers searching for amazing experiences to go with their flights to Ayres Rock/Uluru can spend the night under the desert stars. The two-day adventure begins once you arrive at Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ). You’ll start with a tour through the desert where you’ll get an incredible view of Uluru and the grand domes of the Olgas. You’ll visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the Aboriginal lore and the beliefs that shaped their way of life. Then, you’ll head to Uluru to experience the sunset like never before. Sit down to a true campfire meal with a dinner that is cooked over a fire, ahead of grabbing your swag to sleep under the stars. In the morning, you can watch the majestic sunrise before packing up.

If you’re hoping to ramp up your holiday with another thrilling adventure, look into an air and land excursion when you book airfares to Uluru. You’ll begin the expedition with a helicopter tour over Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Lake Amadeus, and Kings Canyon. After landing at an Outback dirt strip, you’ll be taken to Kings Creek Station where you can purchase lunch at the café. If you find cheap flights to Uluru on Webjet, you can extend your time on the adventure with a creek bed walk at Kings Canyon. After the short lunch break, you’ll begin your quad-bike safari adventure! Ride through the Desert Oaks and navigate over the red sand dunes. You’ll want to stop to snap photos of the vast landscape and any wildlife you’re lucky enough to spot. Please note that quad-bike rides are for those 16 years and older. 


What Is The Best Time to Visit Ayres Rock/Uluru?

You can book flights to Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ) any time of the year if your only plan is to see Uluru and fill your smartphone camera roll with photos. However, if you’re looking to camp in the Outback or watch the stars twinkle on the Field of Lights, book your tickets to Uluru outside of the winter season. Nighttime temperatures in the Outback during winter can dip to below freezing. That being said, camping under the stars in winter is possible, provided you pack appropriately and prepare for frigid nights. June through September is also when American and European tourists arrive in the Outback on their summer holidays. The influx of visitors can increase the price of hotels, excursions, and return flights to Uluru throughout the winter season. October and November have pleasant spring temperatures ranging between 26° to 31°C. This is a good time to look for cheap flights to Uluru, especially to avoid the summer heat. Summers in Uluru can be incredibly hot with daytime dropping temperatures rarely dropping below 32°C. The highest temperature recorded at Uluru is 45.5°C and that was in the shade! You’ll find a lot of Aussies travelling to Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ) in May to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and decreased crowds. No matter what time of year you book your return flights to Ayers Rock Airport however, be sure to spend at least one sunrise and sunset at Uluru.


Which Ayes Rock/Uluru Landmarks and Monuments Can’t You Miss?

The main reason most travellers book flights to Uluru is to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The park is home to the famed namesake monolith Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) and the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Uluru is sacred to the indigenous Anangu people of the Northern Territory and is believed to be more than 550 million years old. Find cheap flights to Ayers Rock Airport with Webjet and make a point to watch the sunrise or sunset at this stunning natural landmark. The Olgas are about a 50-kilometre drive from Uluru and are sacred under Tjukurpa. While visitors are welcome to see the incredible rock formations, everyone must stay on the marked paths. It’s a good idea to bring a hat with a fly net along when hiking and you’ll definitely want to pack your camera for your flights to Uluru, especially if you plan to trek the Valley of the Winds. The total trek length in the valley is about 7.4 kilometres so you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes and pack plenty of water. There are two lookout points on the trail which offer incredible views of some of the Olgas not easily seen from other areas in the park. If you decide to visit the Valley of the Winds, make sure you’re in relatively good shape and leave early enough in the morning to avoid the heat of the day.

What Should I Pack to Visit Ayes Rock/Uluru?

Temperatures soar in Uluru during the summer months, meaning that it’s a good idea to pack clothing made from natural fibres, such as linen and cotton. Light and airy, these fabrics will help to keep you cool as the mercury rises. Unless you’re planning on attending a formal dinner or event while in Uluru, you should be fine visiting during late spring, summer and early autumn with t-shirts, shorts and other lightweight clothing items. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit before you depart on your cheap flights to Uluru, as many hotels in Uluru have swimming pools and taking a dip at the end of the day is the perfect way to cool off!

During late autumn, winter and early spring, Uluru experiences its lowest average temperatures. If your cheap flights to Ayers Rock Airport arrive during this period, pack warm clothing, such as jumpers, jackets and a beanie. Although you may think of the Australian Outback being hot throughout the year, it does cool down quite significantly at this time.

After dark, temperatures in the Uluru area can drop quite dramatically, no matter what time of the year it may be. Keep yourself warm in the evening or early morning by adding a few warmer layers, such as jackets, jumpers, hoodies and a beanie, to your suitcase before your flights to Uluru. If you’re wanting to watch the sun rise or take part in activities after dark, particularly during the winter months, a warm pair of gloves and a thick pair of socks are also recommended.

If you’re planning to set out on a hike or two in between your return flights to Ayers Rock Airport, there are several additional items that you should add to your packing list. The sun can be very harsh during the day, especially during the summer months, so ensure that if you are spending time outdoors you have adequate sun protection, including a wide brim hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Consider packing long, lightweight clothing pieces, such as pants and a long sleeve shirt, for another layer of protection from the sun. A pair of comfortable walking shoes, such as hiking boots or runners, are another must for anyone looking to get active; allowing you to explore the area without discomfort. It’s recommended that when hiking you carry at least one litre of water for every hour you’re out, so consider packing a large refillable drink bottle to ensure you remain hydrated.