Rock and roll around Uluru

Central Australia, also known as the Red Centre, is home to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Take in the sweeping views on a helicopter ride, go on a camel tour, or visit a light art installation after dark.
There are regular stops on the Segway tour of Uluru (left) for the guide to explain the features in the area and a helicopter ride offers sweeping views of the rock (below).
There are regular stops on the Segway tour of Uluru (above) for the guide to explain the features in the area and a helicopter ride offers sweeping views of the rock.ST PHOTOS: CARA WONG
There are regular stops on the Segway tour of Uluru (left) for the guide to explain the features in the area and a helicopter ride offers sweeping views of the rock (below).
There are regular stops on the Segway tour of Uluru for the guide to explain the features in the area and a helicopter ride offers sweeping views of the rock (above). ST PHOTOS: CARA WONG

Climbing Uluru will be banned soon, but there are other ways to view the sacred rock - a Segway tour, a camel ride near the base of the mountain and via helicopter

The people on holiday at Uluru take their sunrises very seriously.

It is 4am and there are already dozens of tourists waiting to hitch a ride into a national park that houses the red behemoth that is Uluru.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 04, 2019, with the headline 'Rock and roll around Uluru'. Print Edition | Subscribe