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Things To Do in Yulara, Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is a landscape full of natural beauty and sacred importance, and there are so many different ways of seeing and experiencing it. The nearby town of Yulara is where all the accommodation is provided for visitors to the national park, and where you can find a handful of entertaining activities as well. 

Here are some of the top activities that you can plan on doing to make your trip to the Red Centre one that you will never forget.

 

Adventure

Camel Tours 

A camel tour at Uluru is a truly unforgettable way of absorbing the desert landscape and seeing the rock from a new perspective. Uluru Camel Tours are very popular at sunset because of the stunning sight of the sun dipping below the rock from a distance. 

 

Getting on Camel Uluru

Uluru Camels Uluru view

Uluru Camel Tours

Helicopters and Scenic Flights

Uluru helicopter flights are offered by a range of providers, with different packages to suit you. For example, you can take a quick Ayers Rock helicopter flight to get the perfect aerial snap, or you can go for a day-long helicopter tour of the key sites in the national park and surrounding area. Uluru scenic flights will allow you to appreciate the majesty of the rock and its surroundings in a way that no photograph can ever replace.

Bike Hire and Cycling

Cycling around Uluru is another exciting way to take in the landscape at a bit of a faster pace. It is very easy to bike around Uluru in a couple of hours and Outback Cycling make bike hire convenient with packages including bus transfers from the resort. Uluru motorbike tours are also available if you want to see the rock from a Harley Davidson.

 

 

Segway Tours

Uluru Segway Tours allow you to zip around the walking tracks at the site, turning a beautiful walk into an adventure. They can be particularly useful if you are trying to conserve energy while seeing as much of the landscape as possible. 

Uluru Segways 4

Uluru Segway Tours

Uluru Cycling

Outback Cycling around Uluru

Walks & Trails

Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta offer a range of walking trails that give you access to different features of the landscape, including scenic lookouts and hidden rock art. Kata Tjuta and Uluru walks are graded for their difficulty so you can get a good idea of what you can manage before you arrive. 

Make sure you plan your walks to avoid the hottest parts of the day. Sunset and sunrise are always cooler periods, and they can offer some of the best photo opportunities. 

Mountain Biking

Mala Walk around Uluru

Simpsons Gap Cycling Path

Walpa Gorge in Kata Tjuta

Art Galleries

There are two art galleries in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park — Maruku Arts and Walkatjara Art. Both of these galleries are located at the Uluru Cultural Centre. The displayed art is locally made and the galleries are owned by the Anangu people.

In the Yulara township you will also find the newly opened Gallery of Central Australia, full of beautiful pieces and an Artist in Residence program where you can watch and talk to the artists while they paint.

Maruku Arts Gallery

Maruku Arts Gallery

Gallery of Central Australia

Gallery of Central Australia Gallery

Culture

The Anangu people are the traditional owners of Uluru, and they have been sharing their culture through generations for thousands of years in the form of songs, stories, dances, and rock art. You can experience this ancient culture directly by going on a tour with a local guide. For example, you can take a guided walk with a local ranger explaining the sacred importance of different sites, or you can also take a cultural experience tour and learn about traditional hunting and cooking practices. 

Astronomy 

Clear desert nights provide optimal conditions for stargazing. There are multiple astronomy tour operators available to take you on stargazing experiences that will explain the most important constellations for local dreaming stories.

Uluru Astro Tours sunset

Uluru Astro Tours with Uluru in background

Uluru Astro Tours

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