Uluru, also known as the Ayers Rock, is a gigantic sandstone formation stand in the world. It is one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in Australia and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from its humongous size, Uluru is known to be one of the tourist spots in Central Australia. Tourists marvel at the different springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings that can be found around the formation. But the camel ride in Uluru is one of the exciting activities that is popular with locals and foreign travelers. And if you are traveling to central Australia, you don’t want to miss the chance of experiencing the best camel ride in the world. If you are not convinced, here are the reasons why you need to jump on to these awesome humpy creatures.
Camels are natural Uluru residents
You might be thinking that tour operators used camels as travel gimmicks to lure travelers. But in reality, camels are natural residents of Uluru rocks. They’ve been here for more than centuries. Because camels consume less water, they’ve also become a good transportation means around the area.
Other exciting activities
Aside from camel ride, Uluru is also famous for its marvelous changing appearance in different light. The sandrock formation changes in color once hit by the sun’s rays. Sometimes it can be seen as fiery orange while sometimes it looks browner in appearance. The changing of light just adds up to its beauty.
Uluru is a holy place
Anangu tribe an aboriginal people of the Central Australian desert considered Uluru as a holy place. As local residents of the area, they believe that the rock was formed by the activities of ancestral beings during the creation period. So roving here can be considered an eventful sacred travel activity.
Travel, relax and unwind
There are other relaxing activities that you can try while traveling in Uluru. Ayers Rock Resort, the only accommodation option for travelers that is close to the national park, offers dining and luxurious spa treatments and other activities to locals and foreign visitors. You can also have a romantic dinner here while watching the sunset or the sunrise here or watch the changing colors of the rock formation.
Climbing Uluru is an option.
It may be an option, but Anangu, or the aboriginal tribe here encourage people not to climb or do any hiking activity here. This is because they don’t want to be responsible for any deaths in the area, which is understandable because accidents happen occasionally in the area. The best thing to do, aside from climbing, is to get up close to Uluru and just explore the base while riding a camel.
Uluru is indeed a great place for a camel ride. But with its beauty and natural appeal, there is so much more things that you can experience here. Travelling here is not just best for solo travellers, couples or group of friends. It is also a good getaway for families and retirees. So don’t plan your vacation watching camels at the zoo. Ride or fly down here and have a personal and up close experience with camels and the amazing huge sandstone formation of Australia.
Happy roving everyone!
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