Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Surrounds

Located 440 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru is arguably Australia’s most famous natural icon. Placed in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is best visited at sunrise or sunset where visitors can view the 863-metre tall natural wonder glow in the mesmerising sunlight.

With the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park inscribed on the World Heritage List for both its natural and cultural values, this area is as ruggedly beautiful as it is culturally significant. Get the Uluru experience by trekking the 10.6km Uluru base walk, take to the skies in a helicopter or ride on the back of a camel.

Forty kilometres to the west lies Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, dating back 500 million years. Boasting great aboriginal cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners, enjoy Kata Tjuta on a walking tour that informs travellers about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal Dreamtime.

Encompassing Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park lies 300 kilometres to the north-east of Uluru. Â Displaying 300-metre-high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices and views across the desert, it is best experienced by the amazing Canyon Rim walk. A shorter walk Kings Creek Walk traces the bottom of the gorge.

Visit Australia’s most famous natural landmark and Aboriginal sacred site at Uluru Kata Tjuta and Surrounds.

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Pictured Top; Lake Amadeus salt flats. Credit: Tourism NT
Pictured below; People at base of Kings Canyon. Credit: Tourism NT