We’ve all seen the photos. The hulking mass of rock smack bang in the middle of the Aussie outback is simply breathtaking and attracts visitors the world over. Which is why, of course, Uluru should be at the top of your bucket list as a must-see-before-you-die destination.

Check out 6 reasons to journey to the red centre. Like, now.

  1. It’s really red, or is it?

Spoiler alert: The rock is actually grey. Seriously. Mind. Blown. Let’s be honest, if you were holding a wager with your friend, you’d be willing to bet your life that Uluru is red.

The striking orange-red hue that we’ve come to know and love is actually due to the rusting of the iron-bearing minerals within the rock, as a result of standing in the desert air for thousands of years.

Uluru Topdeck

  1. Oh, the stories!

Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Aṉangu, the Indigenous people of the area and traditional landowners of Uluru. According to the Aṉangu, every landscape in the Aṉangu land is still inhabited by the spirits of dozens of these ancestral creator beings, which are referred to as Tjukuritja or Waparitja.

Ask your Trip Leader for a dreamtime story and gather ’round for some truly unique insights into why Uluru is oh-so special.

  1. Sunsets with Champagne

What’s better than cheese, crackers, champagne and new travel buddies to toast the sunset and raise a glass? You’re at Uluru, and it doesn’t get better than that.


  1. Sunrise jumping

You call that a sunrise? Now this is a sunrise. At Uluru, expect all the drop-dead gorgeous colours of the rainbow on full display at dawn. Trust us. Getting up at 4am is totally worth it for the perfect “sunrise jumping” Insta pic.

  1. Swags and starry nights

The best part of any outback adventure is sleeping in the world’s only 50-million star hotel – in a swag. After leaving Uluru and driving to Watarrka National Park, make like a swagman and cue multiple campfire stories and zzz‘s under the Milky Way. Before you drift off to the Land of Nod, be sure to ask someone to help you spot the Southern Cross in the great night sky.

  1. It’s a big rock in the middle of nowhere. 

Say no more. Where else are you going to find a big rock in the middle of nowhere with so much cultural and geological significance? Australia, that’s where.

Jump on our new 5-day Uluru Discovery trip now and experience the magic for yourself.

To check out ALL of our epic Discovery Trips go HERE for more details.


Jane Savage
Currently located in Brisbane working in the Marketing Team at Topdeck, Jane has lived in Singapore, Bangkok and completed a short stint in Estonia. Safe to say, Jane LOVES to travel and you’ll always find her planning the next big adventure.