Holidays in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which includes desert views

Discover Aboriginal rock art and the living culture of the Anangu people, take a joy flight over Uluru and hike through the incredible landscapes of the Red Centre.

Home to the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the world-famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park also has many other wonders to discover, from indigenous cultural heritage to an astounding variety of birdlife. The park is both UNESCO and World Heritage listed for its cultural and natural significance.

Uluru, the great sandstone monolith that seems to glow with red and purple hues at sunset, is at the top of the list of most people visiting the park. The rock has deep cultural importance for the Anangu people and its sheer size and beauty are awing. Take the Mala and Kuniya walks at the base of Uluru to see ancient art on the rock shelters.

Don’t overlook the park’s other incredible geological wonder, Kata Tjuta. The formation of 36 sandstone domes is riddled with gorges and waterholes to explore. Meaning “many heads”, Kata Tjuta rises even higher than Uluru and is spread over 20 kilometres (12.5 miles).

Discover the site’s incredible geology on foot on the 2-3 hour Valley of the Winds walk, which takes you through the towering domes along rocky tracks to a lookout over the desert.

The shorter and less challenging Walpa Gorge walk takes you through the red sandstone walls to a rock pool that is a haven for a variety of birdlife. Watch an incredible sunset over the domes amid the grey-green scrub surrounds.

Learn about the living traditions of the Anangu people at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The building was created in consultation with Anangu community members to represent two snake ancestors. Enter through the Tjukurpa Tunnel to learn about these ancestors. Continue inside to see displays of art and interactive storytelling, shown through dance and song.

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is best seen during the dry, cooler months of May and April, when the desert nights are not too cold and the heat of the day is not so extreme.

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9 Cheap Hotels Near Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Desert Gardens Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel
3 out of 5
1 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
The price is AU$545 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Situated in Yulara, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Katiti Petermann Indigenous Protected Area and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very good overall great views from the room"

Reviewed on 6 Sep. 2021

Desert Gardens Hotel
Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge
Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge
3.5 out of 5
2 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Katiti Petermann Indigenous Protected Area and 5 mi (8.1 km) from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. ...
3.5/5 Good! (203 reviews)
Comfortable Budget
"A good, basic room, with facilities for eating, bar, eating, very accommodating shuttle service and grocery store, with helpful, courteous residence staff, and easy to book trips to Uluru and Kata Tjata. I would definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2015

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Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge
Longitude 131
Longitude 131
4 out of 5
Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT
Situated in a national park, this spa lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Katiti Petermann Indigenous Protected Area and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ...
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Emu Walk Apartments
Emu Walk Apartments
4 out of 5
Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
The price is AU$500 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Emu Walk Apartments
Desert Gardens Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel
3 out of 5
1 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
The price is AU$545 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Desert Gardens Hotel
Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge
Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge
3.5 out of 5
2 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge
Longitude 131
Longitude 131
4 out of 5
Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT
Longitude 131
The Lost Camel
The Lost Camel
3 out of 5
Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
The Lost Camel
Sails In The Desert
Sails In The Desert
3.5 out of 5
163 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT
The price is AU$575 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Sails In The Desert
Ayers Rock Campground
Ayers Rock Campground
3.5 out of 5
Yulara Drive, 173, Yulara, NT
Ayers Rock Campground
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