Top 10 experiences

There is so much to experience at Uluru! We have pulled together some of our favourite things to do in the park to get you started. If you want more inspiration check out our activities pages such as tours, walks, or browse through our suggested itineraries.

  • Our top 10 in the park

    There's something for everyone in the park and more than enough to fill in a few days. Take a look at our top 10 list for things you shouldn't miss while visiting this special place.

    • Watch the sunset over Uluru

      Watching the colours change over this amazing landscape is a breathtaking experience. There are two special viewing areas to see Uluru at either dawn or dusk.

      See the park maps for the best location

    • Visit the Cultural Centre

      The best place to start your journey. Learn about Anangu culture: see Anangu art, hear Anangu stories, and discover their connection with country. The Cultural Centre is also the spot to pick up your visitor guide, take a break at the café and meet some local artists at the two arts centres.

      Find out more about the Cultural Centre
    • Walk around the base of Uluru

      You won't realise just how incredible Uluru is until you do this walk! This 10.6 km loop walk is a wonderful way to discover the amazing textures and colours of the rock, see the diverse plants and animals and experience Anangu culture first hand.

    • Guided Mala Walk to Kantju Gorge

      Park rangers guide a daily Mala Walk.

      You'll learn where the Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) people camped when they first arrived at Uluru. Mala people are the ancestral beings of Anangu. You'll discover examples of Anangu rock art and learn about traditional Anangu culture and how the park is managed.

      This is an easy, wheelchair accessible walk.

      Check out our bush walks page

    • Kuniya walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole

      Another easy walk around part of the base of Uluru. From the Kuniya carpark, you can walk the short track to Mutitjulu waterhole, home of a wanampi, an ancestral watersnake. In the special times of rain, you can experience the magical waterfalls, while in the warmer months watch for noisy finches and nankeen kestrels soaring on the thermal winds.

      Check out our bush walks page
    • Talinguru Nyakunytjaku

      Our place to look from the sand dunes. This beautiful spot lets you see stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at sunrise and sunset. The area also has easy walks with information about bush foods, tools and how fire helps the Anangu to manage their land.

      Check out our sunrise and sunset page
    • Walpa Gorge Walk

      A wonderful way to experience Kata Tjuta. This 2.6 km return walk through the gorge takes you up past an ephemeral stream, rare plants and a grove of spearwood.

      Check out our bush walks page
    • The valley of the winds walks

      Get away from everyone and everything at Valley of the Winds. The views are breathtaking and worth the effort of taking on these walks.

    • Kata Tjuta sunset

      Another beautiful sunset experience and a must see if you have enjoyed the Uluru sunset already.

      Check out our sunrise and sunset page
    • Kata Tjuta dune walk

      Last but not least is the Kata Tjuta dune walk. This short walking area offers wonderful views of the landscape and is a great spot to see the sunrise and sunset colours changing across not only Kata Tjuta and Uluru but across the surprisingly varied and colourful vegetation.

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  • Our top five outside the park

    There is plenty to do just outside the park too with the Ayers Rock resort just next door.

    • Maruku arts - Take a dot-painting workshop

      Maruku Arts' Dot Painting Workshop provides a fun introduction to western desert Indigenous art. Join Indigenous artists and learn about the different symbols used to create beautiful works of art depicting creation time stories. Create your own artwork to take home as a memento of your experience. A morning workshop is available within Ayers Rock Resort and the afternoon workshop is offered at the Cultural Centre within our park.
      Afternoon workshop at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre I 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday, meet at Maruku Arts Store, Cultural Centre, 10 minutes prior to workshop.
      Cost: $69 per adult and $35 per child (five to 15 years). A family (two adults, two children) costs $195.
      Book through Ayers Rock Resort.

    • Bush yarns

      A free experience - visit the Circle of Sand, at Ayers Rock Resort. Daily talks held by an Indigenous storyteller about Aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques used on the land.

      See more activities at the resort
    • Sounds of Silence

      At the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. An unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance under the outback sky.

      Find out about the Sounds of Silence experience
    • Camel tours

      This fun sunrise experience gives you the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna along the trail from your knowledgeable cameleer. After your ride, enjoy our famous freshly baked beer bread damper with quandong jam and a cup of billy tea or coffee.

      Find out more about the camel tours

    • Scenic flights

      A totally different way to see the landscape and a wonderful opportunity to see some of the other landforms nearby. There are a range of flight options available. Find out more at the Ayers Rock Resort website

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