Central Australia is the part of the Northern Territory centered on Alice Springs, that is the main town of the area. Desert lands surround the city of Alice Springs and this is where travelers will start to notice a stronger aboriginal presence and influence, where, compared to the 2% of the eastern coast cities, 30% of the population are aboriginal and a vast majority of the ‘stations’ or ‘ranches’ in the surrounding desert are indigenous Australian communities.
Iluru, more commonly known as Ayers Rock, is found in this Northern Territory and is a sandstone rock formation that has been sacred to the aboriginal population of the area, the Anangu, for centuries.
Ayers Rock is inside the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, one of the Northern Territory’s tourist most popular attractions, with visitors paying a fee for a three-day pass into the park. This is the place to discover the Australia’s fascinating history and the barren land that has been home to indigenous Australian communities long before European colonization.