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In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre the stone formations of Uluru/Ayers Rock and the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta/The Olgas rise up from the dunes with a wholly unexpected beauty.

These icons of Australia rest on the sacred lands of the Anangu people and form the basis of many of their Dreamtime beliefs.

Exploring the park

The park was awarded dual World Heritage status for both ancient culture and its natural attributes, and it is worthwhile for anyone visiting the park to look beyond the rock and learn something of its significance.

kata Tjuta at sunrise, Australia
Start with a guided walk around the base, which teaches of the ancient story of the Seven Sisters, view caves filled with rock art and see permanent waterholes that feed the thriving flora and fauna and gives a taste of the rock’s sheer size and majesty.

No visit to Uluru is complete without the experience of its sunset, where flamboyant colours are painted over its flank, changing and moving by the second. Rising from the desert, some 30 kilometres from Uluru is Kata Tjuta, named from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘many heads’, its 36 rock domes creating a system of haunting gorges and valleys.

Take the Valley of the Winds trail and wander through the Olga Gorge that leads to an immense cliff face and lovely rock pool. Of equal spiritual significance as Uluru, Kata Tjuta perhaps holds a somewhat more serene and silent charm.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Desert Gardens Pool

      Desert Gardens Hotel

      Medium

      Part of the Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel allows you to enjoy great facilities whilst staying at the only property with rooms overlooking Uluru itself.

    • Sails in the Desert, Uluru/Ayers Rock

      Sails in the Desert

      Deluxe

      Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resort's premier hotel and is well furnished and designed with the interior décor focussing on Aboriginal heritage and culture.

    • Longitude 131º, Uluru/Ayers Rock

      Longitude 131°

      Deluxe

      Opulent, stylish and occupying an unsurpassed position in one of the most spiritual places in Australia, the marvellous Longitude 131° wilderness camp has fifteen elevated safari-inspired tents.

    • Outback Pioneer, Uluru/Ayers Rock

      Outback Pioneer

      Simple

      The Outback Pioneer offers simple accommodation in a fun and rustic outback environment boasting a proper Aussie bar and grill.

    Ideas for experiencing Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and which use the best local guides.

    • Sounds of Silence dinner, Uluru

      Sounds of Silence Dinner

      Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

      In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Here you enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of delectable canapés whilst a local didgeridoo player explains and performs this traditional Aboriginal instrument.

    • Traditional Aboriginal tools, Anangu Tours

      Full Day Cave Hill Tour

      Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

      This full day tour is an indigenous cultural experience that provides a fascinating insight into everyday Aboriginal life. You will journey by 4WD and travel deep into the desert of the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia.