Uluru is a beautiful, charismatic place. Its dimensions are one thing: Uluru is 3.6km long and rises 348m from the surrounding sands (867m above sea level). If that's not sufficiently impressive, remember this: two-thirds lies beneath the sand. This is a monolith textured with layers of profound spirituality and timeless beauty, the epitome of desert stillness and, in the plays of light and shadow that dance across its surface, one of the richest shows in nature.
Uluru, the equally impressive Kata Tjuta, formerly known as the Olgas, and the surrounding area are of deep cultural significance to the traditional owners, the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal peoples (who refer to themselves as Anangu). The Anangu own Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is leased to Parks Australia and jointly administered.
There's plenty to see and do. But standing and gazing in awe remains the most natural response to being here.