Uluru is one of the Northern Territory’s most known spots and is the oldest attraction in Australia. To walk around Uluru, you will need to purchase a park pass. This will give you entry to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. After you’ve purchased the park pass, the walk around Uluru is free. The walk around Uluru is lengthy, but it’s worth seeing the history of the rock!
How long is the Uluru base walk?
The Uluru base walk is more than 10 kilometres and it can take you about three to four hours to complete. It’s recommended you do this walk in the morning and aim to finish before 11 AM due to the weather heating up. Be prepared and have good walking shoes and a bottle of water. But also a good sense of adventure and a camera. Because you will see some awesome vistas!
What do I see on the walk around Uluru?
Walking around the giant red rock, there is a lot to see! Let’s list a couple of the highlights.
Mala Puta is an Anangu women’s site that has details and features on the rock. There are senior women who are responsible for the stories told here and have passed the stories down through generations. Mala Puta is a culturally sensitive site so you can’t take photos or videos.
In this part of the walk, you go inside a cave that has history and rock art from the Anangu ancestors. Keep walking and you’ll reach Kantju Gorge. After the rain, the gorge is fuller and more stunning. There is a platform where you can take a photo or admire the Kantju
Gorge and the waterhole.
Taputji isn’t connected to Uluru and is a culturally sensitive site. This location was an ancient hunter-gatherer where the collection of food and plants happened.
Mutitjulu Waterhole is one of the permanent water sources in Uluru. Sitting nearby the waterhole under one of the trees with shade is a great way to relax on the walk. You’ll hear the water trickling and birds chirping and flying around. It’s a peaceful experience, so please do stop and take it all in.
Pulari is an Anangu women’s site and is a culturally sensitive site. Even though the sacred rock carvings are beautiful, please refrain from taking photos and videos.
While you’re in Uluru, make sure you check out the Aboriginal Culture Centre! The centre teaches you about the history and culture of the Anangu people. Anangu people are the traditional owners of Uluru, so it’s important to learn their history and culture.
Explore Our Uluru Tours
Destination: Alice Springs
Duration: 4 Days
Tour type: Short Break Tour