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Wildlife Spotting at Uluru – It’s not all Red Earth and Rusty Rocks

The outback in Australia often conjures up a vision of desolate crimson space populated by the odd geological wonder, but journey into the Red Centre on any Uluru tours and you’re sure to find a little more in between the cracks! 

Wildlife Spotting at Uluru

Yes, it’s pretty much a desert, but around the base of Uluru and in between the rocks of Kata Tjuta, and in the vast Kings Canyon you’ll find shrubbery and more. 

Birdlife is abundant in most terrains in Australia, but in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park you’ll find over 200 species of birds such as: 

  • Budgerigar
  • Zebra Finch
  • Brown goshawk
  • Spinifex pigeon
  • Ring neck parrots
  • Wagtails
  • Emu 

Looking for something a little bigger? You can also expect to see dingoes, red kangaroos and maybe even the odd camel or two. (Yes, camels roam the Australian Outback, but that’s a whole other ancient tale of immigration). 

Reptiles Around Uluru

Reptiles are of course in abundance in any corner of the country, but book on an Uluru camping tour and you may spot any of the following:

  • Thorny devil
  • Soma Python
  • Goana 
  • Mulga snake
  • Nocturnal desert skink 

You can also find some small furry creatures whilst on an Uluru Kata-Tjuta tour such as the Spinifex hopping mouse, Rufous hare wallaby, mulgara (which is a bit like a guinea pig with a pouch), and brush tailed possums. 

So, if you thought there was just the 400 million year old rock to go and take a gander at, think again! 

Book on a budget friendly Uluru camping tour, stopping at Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and more.