The southern part of the Northern Territory in Central Australia, known to many as the Red Centre, is home to several must see natural wonders set among the magnificent Australian outback. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is home to two major natural attractions and is so significant that it is dual world heritage listed for both its natural and cultural values. Once here, you cannot help but be touched by the rich spirituality stemming from over 22,000 years of indigenous culture and the stunning beauty that the region presents. Yulara, the service township for Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is described as a convenient and comfortable place nestled in one of the world's least hospitable regions.
The world famous Uluru is one of Australia's most iconic natural landmarks. This monolithic rock stands at a towering 348 metres tall and offers an unforgettable sunrise and sunset. Home to several insightful base walks, Uluru is one of the best places in Australia to immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal culture. 53 kilometres west of Uluru is Kata Tjuta, the other main feature in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Made of up of 36 imposing domed rock formations, Kata Tjuta means many heads in the local Anangu language. Kata Tjuta also offers magnificent sunrise and sunset viewing opportunities and is home to Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds, two walking trails that will take you between the 36 towering domes.
Visit Kuniya Pitu
Enjoy Mala walk
View Kantju Gorge
Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole
Meals: 1 Breakfast, tea, coffee or hot chocolate and biscuits
Travel in an air conditioned coach
Experienced driver guide
In the intimacy of a small group join your Driver Guide on a 10.5 kilometres walk around the entire base of Uluru. Before you commence your journey of discovery, enjoy a light breakfast as you begin to absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings. Visit sacred sites, view Aboriginal rock art, and the vision of a waterfall in a desert setting is really something to see, especially after rain when the water flows from the side of Uluru and plunges into Kantju Gorge. Enjoy tea, coffee or hot chocolate with your light breakfast. Travel to Kuniya Piti at the base of Uluru, a sacred site for the Anangu, to begin your 10.5 kilometres walk. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the desert awakening as the sun begins to rise. Learn the sacred Tjukurpa story of the Mala people. Visit the tallest waterfall in Central Australia in Kantju Gorge. Hear the Tjukurpa story of Lungkata, the cheeky Bluetongue Lizard. View ancient rock art and hear the story of Kuniya and Liru at the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Return to Kuniya Piti and receive a souvenir certificate celebrating completion of the Uluru Base walk.
Hotel pick up is available 60 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort.
What to bring:
Enclosed walking shoes, water bottle to hold 1.5 litre, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, flynet in summer months and warm layers in cooler months.
Child aged 2 to 15 years pays the child price. Infants under 2 years travel free of charge. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Concession card holders with a valid concession card pay the concession price. Good level of fitness required as it includes a lengthy 10.5 kilometres gentle walk on flat ground.