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Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Yulara

World Heritage-listed and one of Australia’s most iconic symbols, Uluru is approximately 460 kilometres or a five-hour drive southwest of Alice Springs. Right in the heart of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru is a place that speaks of timeless folklore, rich indigenous culture and great spirituality. Traditional custodians of Uluru, the Anangu, believe this landscape was created by their ancestors at the beginning of time, and have been protecting these sacred lands ever since. 

The mysterious 500 million-year-old rock formations of nearby Kata Tjuta, the Aboriginal name meaning ‘many heads’ is also located in the National Park.

The nearby township of Yulara is where you will stay while you visit the famous monoliths. You will also find art galleries, a camel farm and restaurants here to keep you entertained.

 

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Things to do near Uluru

There is plenty to do at Uluru, such as walking the trails located around the base of the monolith. Traditional arts and culture can be seen, camel ridescycling and segway tours are available, dining at several fine local establishments can refresh visitors and sunrise and sunset tours in the National Park offer spectacular views.

Uluru is the reason why most people visit Central Australia: the ancient monolith and its rock paintings are standalone sites. Nearby high-quality dining options make the trip noteworthy and day trips to Curtin Springs are worthwhile. Also, the Field of Light, Cultural Centre and Art Studios such as Gallery of Central Australia and Maruku Arts offer several truly spectacular cultural and learning experiences.

Uluru Camels

Uluru Camel Tours

Uluru Segways 3

Uluru Segway Tours

Field of Light young couple

Field of Light 

 

Art and Culture

Uluru and Kata Tjuta are is potentially the most sacred Aboriginal sites in the country. During walking tours, guests can learn about the word Tjukurpa which symbolises the connection between humans, animals and land. Travellers can also visit ancient cave paintings by the Mala people. The Cultural Centre in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park teaches about the Anangu people.

Gallery of Central Australia Artist in Residence

Gallery of Central Australia - Artist in Residence

Maruku Arts dotpainting workshop

Maruku Arts dotpainting workshop

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Accommodation in Yulara

Yulara is the closest place to stay to Uluru: 25km from the site. There are a variety of accommodation types available in Yulara including hotels and a campground. A free shuttle bus operates around the town centre between accommodation providers and dining options. There is no camping in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.

 

Restaurants & Dining

At Uluru, the Sounds of Silence Dinner, AAT Kings BBQ Dinner and Tali Wiru are exceptional dining experiences! In the National Park the only place you can get food is Ininti Cafe, which serves delicious local foods.

Nearby Yulara is home to a plethora of local cafes, restaurants, bars and an IGA. Cool beverages (including alcohol) are available at Yulara too.

Tali Wiru

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