See all the wonders of Uluru as you make your way around the giant red rock.

Prepare to wake up early as it’s recommended to do the Uluru Base Walk in the early hours of the morning to avoid the heat. Central Australia, also known as the Red Centre, can get as hot as 40 degrees Celsius during the wet season (summer).

In saying this, it can take about three to four hours to walk around Uluru, so you should aim to start the walk by 6 or 7 AM at the latest. This will allow you to have more than enough time to walk around Uluru and finish around 11 AM, right before the weather heats up.

Where do I do the walk?

The walk starts from Mala car park and as you’re facing the rock, start going clockwise around Uluru. As you’re walking around Uluru you’ll come across many different sites along the way. Each site will give you a chance to stop walking to check out the site and read any signage.

Mala Puta

The site is an Anangu women’s site with rock art. Anangu senior women have passed the stories from rock art down through generations.

Mala Puta is a sensitive site where you can’t take any photos or videos.

Kantju Gorge

Before going to Kantju Gorge, you’ll go inside a cave to see rock art from the Anangu ancestors. When you keep walking and exit the cave, you’ll reach the waterfall, Kantju Gorge.

If you see Kantju Gorge in the wet season, the waterfall will be fuller from the rain.


Taputji isn’t actually connected to the rock itself and is another sensitive site at Uluru. This was a hunter-gatherer which is where food and plants got collected.

Mutitjulu Waterhole

Mutitjulu Waterhole is a permanent water source in Uluru. It’s a great area to stop while you’re on your walk to relax for a moment. Just sit under one of the trees in the shade to hear the slight water movement and any noise nearby wildlife are making.


Pulari is an Anangu women’s site and is another sensitive site in Uluru. Pulari has beautiful art around the rock.

To do the Uluru Base Walk, you will have to buy a national park pass to enter the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The money from the pass goes towards the park’s facilities, helps preserve the area, and supports the traditional owners.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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