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Top Attractions in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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- If you ever have a chance, see this ancient rock. I saw Sydney and Melbourne but the 3 days I spent here really gave me perspective on Australia. I hope I live to see it again, truly awe inspiring. Sunrise at the rock was spectacular.Written 5 February 2023
- I did both the Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds walks and both well worth doing. The Walpa Gorge is relatively easy, just a few undulations and goes inbetween two of the big rock and finishes in a narrow gorge.
Valley of the Winds is longer and has a lot more steeper section but is OK so long as you are reasonably fit. I did it easily in about three hours including lots of stops to look around. The scenery is absolutely amazing. The rocks are quite different to Uluru. highly recommend itWritten 11 January 2023
- We drove to kata tjuta (approx 40 min drive from the resort) and made sure to stop at all viewing points for photo op’s.
you will enter the national park so make sure you prepay / Download you park pass.
We decided to tackle valley of the winds
It was raining so it was pretty slippery in places but it meant we didn’t have to contend with the hot sun and the heat (or the flies)
This is a difficult hike. We are overweight and beginner hikers and we completed it in 3 hours and we stopped for a snack at lookout 2. Basically you will come across very few people after the first lookout
After the bridge we turned right and we’re confronted with one tricky bit . A very flat surface you kinda need to rock climb / boulder. It is def The hardest bit of the hike. We managed by skirting the loose rocks on the side versus the flat upright slippery surface.
I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to do this part coming down if I had of turned left at the bridge
Doing the full circuit in my opinion would be easier than walking to the second lookout and returning and remember to turn right after the bridge
Note , there are no toilets and out standard park rules there there are no bins along the wayWritten 28 October 2022
- make sure you set aside enough to walk around the rock. When we got there we did not allow enough time to walk aroundWritten 7 September 2022
- After the Lungkata walk around part of Uluru, we did the Liru walk to the Cultural Centre and it's well worth a visit. As well as have a little cafe (useful after a long, hot walk), it has 2 galleries with a great range of locally made work. I particularly liked the carved snakes. Aparently they also offer free presentations by Anangu and park rangers. We didn't get to experience those but worth checking out.Written 3 November 2022
- I felt the significance of the place and the history here. The Mutitjulu Gorge and Waterhole are not to be missed.Written 12 June 2022
- It is one of those things I am not sorry I did but wouldn't bother doing again, go to Vivid in Sydney for free instead. The tour included a light meal but I could have eaten more, it was very nice though. The light display was excellent, but again I thought it was overpriced for what it was.Written 12 January 2023
- This is just a short walk that doesn't involve too much hiking. You basically go through up to a certain point between massive domes. It is an impressive sight and worth doing if you can't afford to spend too long at the Olgas. No toilet facilities.Written 11 July 2022
- Visited this beautiful waterhole in June. A lovely walk in and you are rewarded with the most picturesque waterhole. You cannot swim here but it is worth going in with a guide so you can listen to the stories of this waterhole. Well worth a visit.Written 6 August 2022
- I did the complete circuit walk - in both directions. Things look different when seen from the opposite direction. Can't recommend it highly enough. The walk is flat and easy but is about 10km so you need a reasonable level of fitness. Sometimes you are walking right next to the rock so you can actually feel it and at other time you are a few 100metres away so you can see all of it. There are a few no photo sections. There is only on toilet on the circuit so be prepared. Take plenty of water but there is an emergency supply if need.Written 12 January 2023
- Great for a browse for those of us without deep pockets. Very pleasant people, and amazing artwork - wish I could have brought one homeWritten 31 March 2020
- Apart from the walk into Muṯitjulu Waterhole on my last visit, I haven’t been that close to the Rock. The patterns of rust and erosion enhance the beauty of this extraordinary piece of sedimentary rock.
It took us about an hour with lots of stops to look/photograph to get to the Mala car park. Our options were either to walk on to Kantju Gorge or do the Liru walk to the cultural centre. We chose the latter and it was worth it. Even though you are walking away from the rock it's still dominates and the cultural centre is worth a visit as well.Written 3 November 2022
- Although you are walking away from the Rock on this walk, it still stays as a dominating feature in the landscape. It's worth taking this walk because it gets you to the Cultural Centre with a number of art galleries full of locally made painting and carvings.Written 3 November 2022
- A great way to see Uluru! Very easy and convenient. Plus riding the bikes generates a small breeze to mitigate the flies!Written 2 December 2022
- I decided at the last minute to do one of the dot painting workshop with Maruku Arts, held in the town square garden at Yulara Resort. It was one of the best decisions I had made on my red centre holiday. '
I have always wanted to learn more about indigenous culture and dot painting and this certainly fitted the bill! I don't have a huge budget and am certainly not an art snob in any way, but I did say that if I did buy art I wanted to buy it directly from the artist at the time.
Warmly welcomed by both the interpreter (Paulina) and the local indigenous artist herself (Evelyn). There was only one other person doing this workshop today so we both felt it not only a privilege but felt we got a more "one on one" experience which was amazing. Evelyn taught us some local indigenous symbols in the sand and learning some local words such as Piti, mala, kuniya, liru etc...a few laughs too. We then got down to the painting itself. I am not artistic in any way but I did my best with lots of colour! While we were doing our painting Evelyn was painting one at the same time.
IT truly was a relaxing experience and I loved it! I was honoured to buy the artwork that Evelyn painted at a very reasonable price (discussed with the artist and interpreter directly) which possibly would have sold for twice as much through a gallery. Evelyn also gave me some local bush medicine which she had made herself (but sadly I can't remember what is in it).
Overall a very relaxing experience even for a non-artist like myself. I will definitely do another workshop if I am back at Uluru/yulara resort in the future! Highly recommended.Written 30 January 2023
Frequently Asked Questions about Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- The best day trips from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
- Segway the FULL base of Uluru - Sunrise, daytime or self drive options!
- Uluru (Ayers Rock) Base and Sunset Half-Day Trip with Opt Outback BBQ Dinner
- Kata Tjuta Small-Group Tour Including Sunrise and Breakfast
- Full Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise Including breakfast
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Attractions Information
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