Glamping and the Australian bush are a perfect fit, as Julie Miller discovers on a tour of NT's Top End.
Those who will miss climbing Uluru may also be missing the point - the rock is best seen from above or below or in the distance, not from on top.
Clean and efficient, this Darwin accommodation is big on views and with a handy CBD location.
Climbing is not the only way to experience Uluru.
Arnhem Land's rock art isn't just the best in Australia but the world's most long-lasting artistic tradition.
This October, the Uluru climb will close for good, and celebration is in the air.
It's superbly comfortable with a bathtub worthy of a higher price bracket, but let's face it, the environment is the real drawcard here.
Experiencing the monolith from its encircling trail isn't limited to those on foot.
This is the Australian cliche - harsh ochre-red deserts, strange rock formations, dusty plains with kangaroos gazing lazily in the hot sun, and lonely outback pubs. Further north to the coast, brilliant blue open skies seemingly meet the sea; and the rocky gorges of Kakadu and their deliciously inviting watering holes. Cliche it may be, but it's quintessential Australia.