THINKING about a trip to the Red Centre but want to see more than Uluru?
Tourism NT has put together the 10 best reasons to visit.
- The Uluru Cultural Centre
The centre provides a detailed insight into the Arangu people, Uluru's traditional custodians who have lived in the area for the last 22,000 years through art, craft demonstrations, traditional stories and bush tucker sessions which teach participants to live off the land.
- Skydiving and motorcycle tours
Adventurous travellers may want to get the adrenaline pumping by signing up for a skydive- enjoying a sky high view of the famous landmark in the process.
Or take a motorcycle tour to take in spectacular Uluru views on the back of a Harley Davidson.
- Camel tours
Every day is Hump day in the Northern Territory, with Uluru camel tours offering the chance to view the beauty of the landscape- from the large, red sand dunes , to interesting desert flora and fauna from a traditional desert adventurer's perspective.
- Walk, cycle or Segway
Climbing the rock may soon be off limits, but walking, cycling or segwaying around it will continue to provide great opportunities to view it from all angles. The most important rule is that all walkers and riders must move in one direction- anti clockwise.
- Unique dining opportunities
Try traditional bush tucker with the Sound of Silence Dinner in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience Tour in King's Canyon National Park also offers local delicacies and the chance to meet some dinky-di outback characters.
- Visit the Olgas
The 36 massive, domed rocks make for spectacular viewing, with the tallest- Mt Olga sitting 1066m above sea level.
- Valley of the Winds
The 7.4km Valley of the Winds circuit, located just 30km from Uluru provides some of the best and most spectacular views of the formations of Kata Tjuta
- Evening picnics
A picnic basket, blanket and some good company provide ideal accompaniments for watching the region's famous Campari coloured sunsets.
- Spectacular rock art
Cave Hill is a stunning rock art site which is considered to be one of the most important in central Australia, Located about one full day's trip from Uluru.
- Kings Canyon Rim Walk
This remote canyon offers spectacular desert views and provides a great insight into the breadth and scope of the surrounding outback.
For more visit northernterritory.com