A Guide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Spectacular rock formations dwarfing the red sand desert of the Northern Territory, amongst which Uluru dominates, makes the Kata Tjuta National Park one of the most stunning environs in Australia. Here is your guide to exploring the place.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The rock formations and gigantic mound that is Uluru, has established the park as an iconic location which defines the essence of Australia and its Aboriginal culture. The unique geological formations and rich history of the land dating back over 10,000 years caused the land to be placed under a Mixed Category on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
Getting to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Located in the Northern Territory of Australia the park is 450kms from Alice Springs and you have several options to get there.
- Fly to the Yulara’s Ayers Rock Airport, you can catch a flight from Sydney to the airport or get there via Alice Springs.
- Drive on the Red Centre Way the perfect excuse to sightsee and experience the Australian outback. The drive will take you past Alice Springs, west of the McDonnell Range and Kings Canyon. The Alice Springs to Uluru drive is a little under 5 hours.
- Book one of our Mulgas Adventures 3 Day Uluru Tours which departs from Alice Springs
Facts that Make Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park an Iconic Attraction
- Taller than the Eiffel Tower – Uluru Rock is 348 metres above sea level
- The base width of the rock is 9kms
- The place was declared a national park in 1950
- The land is owned by the Anangu People who have been living there for over 10,000 years; today the parklands are jointly owned by the Anangu and Parks Australia
Activities to Enjoy at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Bird watching, the place boasts over 178 species
- Bushwalking is highly recommended and is available under easy and moderate categories as well as paths that are wheelchair accessible
- Culture abounds at this park and a visit to the cultural centre there is recommended. Learn about the landscape, flora, fauna, history and original owners of the land
Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta Park at Sunrise or Sunset
The best time to experience the magic of Uluru is at sunrise or sunset when Uluru and the landscape made up of red mounds glow and change hues under the rays of the sun.