One of Australia’s most iconic symbols of the outback environment is World Heritage-listed Uluru. Right in the heart of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is a place that speaks of timeless folklore, rich indigenous culture and great spirituality. Take a journey into Australia’s physical and spiritual heart.
Walk around the base of Uluru with an Aboriginal guide and learn about their traditions. Follow in the footsteps of the ancestral beings and discover sacred sites.
A perfect way to wind down after an amazing day of discovery is the Sounds of Silence where you dine under the sparkling stars of the desert night sky. Here you will feel the freedom, exhilaration and wonder of the physical and spiritual heart of Australia.
Aboriginal guides are available to lead you around the base of Uluru/Ayers Rock’s surface, telling stories of great meaning to their culture. But if you’d rather explore on your own, interpretive signage also provides fascinating details of the significance of Uluru/ AyersRock and the Anangu. Uluru/Ayers Rock rises 348 metres from the desert and has a girth of 9.4km. These statistics alone assure its star role as the world’s most famous monolith, yet it is estimated that at least two-thirds of the weathered Rock lies beneath the surface. The Cultural Centre situated in the shadow of Uluru/Ayers Rock with its displays, artwork and videos that this twice World Heritage listed region has available is an important centre that will help to explain the significance from an Anangu perspective.
Kata Tjuta/The Olgas
In the shadow of Uluru/Ayers Rock to the east approximately 40kms, is the awe-inspiring Kata Tjuta/The Olgas. Rising out of the sands, these enormous domes Kata Tjuta/The Olgas, mean “many heads” to the traditional aboriginal people.
Weathered through millions of years there are 36 separate domes and the tallest is in fact 200 metres higher than Uluru. Kata Tjuta/The
Olgas provides fantastic desert walks through the rich red iridescent oranges and burnt yellows of Central Australia. Walkers of all levels can follow assorted trails, the Valley of the Winds and other areas will not have access when forecast temperatures exceed certain temperatures. Check access with the Visitor Information Centre daily.