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Welcome to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru is the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock.  It is the largest sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territory and one of Australia’s most recognised icons and is also listed as a World Heritage Site. The top of Uluru is 1,142 feet above the land and the base is an astonishing 5 miles around. Uluru changes colour depending on the time of day due to the light and sunset a particularly remarkable sight when it briefly glows red. Tourists can climb to the top of the Uluru provided that there are not any strong winds. It takes about an hour to climb to the top.  The local Aboriginals do not climb Uluru due to its spiritual significance. In 2009, the Australian government indicated that climbing Uluru might no longer be allowed under the proposed "Draft Management Plan 2009-2019".

About 19 miles (30km) from Uluru is another fascinating geological formation on the desert landscape. Known as Kata Tjuta (formerly known as the Olgas), these comprise 36 domes of red-brown earth, the tallest of which, Mount Olga, is 656ft (200m) taller than Uluru. There is a range of accommodation at Uluru, from luxury resorts to campsites. There is also an Aboriginal cultural centre and an arts and craft centre, along with restaurants, swimming pools, galleries, supermarket, medical centre and post office.

Information & Facts


Ayers Rock, Uluru


A$25 (adults), valid for three consecutive days


English is the official language of Australia.


The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.

Opening Times

Opening vary depending on the season. Generally, the park is open between 5am and 6.30am, and closes between 7.30pm and 9pm

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