What Is There to Do in Uluru After the Ban?
Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park offers no shortage of fascinating sights and activities and you’ll need several days in order to make the most of your experience.
Make the Cultural Centre your first stop when visiting Uluru. Learn more about its origins, the indigenous people who live there, and about the significance of the Uluru walks.
Rock art sites
Explore the rock art sites around Uluru to get a better understanding of the Anangu culture. Petroglyphs made from natural minerals and white ash that depict Anangu creation stories are considered national cultural treasures. Anangu rarely create new rock art today, but they still use the ancient drawings to tell Dreamtime creation stories and pass on their traditions and beliefs.
The most popular hikes in the park include the 10-kilometre Uluru base walk, the Mala walk where you can learn more about the Anangu’s ancestors, and Walpa Gorge walk ideal for observing Uluru’s rich wildlife and even spotting a few wallabies.
With 178 types of birds, including some rare species, Uluru-Kata Tjuta is a bird-lover’s paradise. The best spot for birdwatching is the idyllic Lungkata walk.
Uluru has one of the most impressive skies in the world for stargazing. Low humidity, lack of light pollution and clear night skies mean there is nothing to interfere with a perfect view. Due to Uluru’s location in the Southern Hemisphere, you can catch a glimpse of Magellanic clouds—a dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way—and the Southern Cross constellation that can be seen only in this part of the world.
Sunrise and sunset watching
Uluru is famous for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views with the rock changing colours before your very eyes. Two designated viewing areas provide the best viewpoints for sunrise and sunset watching.
Exploring Kata Tjuta
Kata Tjuta or Mount Olga, an impressive group of 36 large dome-shaped rocks 25 kilometres west of Uluru, is another major landmark within the park.
Visiting Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon is known for its scenic Rim Walk, stunning rock formations, and lush gorges. Located 320 km from Uluru, it is a perfect day-trip destination.