Located within the traditional land of the Anangu Aboriginal people is
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, home to sites of deep cultural
significance to the local Anangu Aboriginal people and two of Australia's
culturally significant landmarks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
The world renowned
Uluru is a 3.6 km long rock that towers 348 m from the flat surrounding scrubland,
favoured by tourists as a must see attractions, which is especially impressive at
sunrise and sunset when the red rock changes hues in a spectacular show. Equally
impressive are when Uluru is shrouded in fog or enveloped in rain, with
streams and mini waterfalls pouring down the side of the rock. When the light is
just right, Uluru glistens a silvery hue. There is of course more to
a number of walks around the base of the rock passing caves and rock art.
Nearby Kata Tjuta
(formerly the Olgas), is just 32 km west of Uluru, and is just as equally
an impressive sight, with
Mount Olga being actually much higher than Uluru. The Valley of the Winds is a worthy 6 km circuit
or the shorter Walpa Gorge Walk (2.6 km return).
There is an excellent cultural centre located within the park. There are a
number of walks throughout the national park that caters for different fitness
levels. Visitors can book themselves on some of the local tours with traditional Aboriginal Guides, conducted by the multi
award winning Anangu Tours. Check out our
tours page for their contact
details. There is a park entry fee, which provides a 3 day pass into the