We feel a great sadness when a person dies or is hurt on our land. © Traditional owner.
Uluru is a beautiful but harsh environment. Heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers here. You can take some simple steps to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our park.
- Wear a hat, strong shoes and sunscreen.
- Carry and drink at least one litre of water per hour.
- Walk in the cooler parts of the day.
- Stay on the track.
- Take all warnings and recommendations seriously.
- In Australia in an emergency you ring 000. From mobile phones ring 112.
- There are emergency radios at all our walks where you can alert our rangers if you get into trouble.
Beat the heat
Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius or more at Uluru. Walk only in the cooler parts of the day. In summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning before 11.00 am.
The hottest part of the day at Uluru is between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Extreme heat - walking track closures
There is a risk of serious heat-related incidents around the base of Uluru due to excessively high temperatures over the summer period (October to March). For visitor safety, portions of the Uluru base walk will be closed in high risk areas, where extreme heat and exposure is the greatest.
When the temperature is forecast to reach 40 degrees and above, the following tracks will close:
- From 11.00 am: The Northeast track from Tjukatjapi to Kuniya Piti.
- From 2.00 pm: The Lungkata Walk from base of climb to Kuniya Walk junction.
If you see an injured animal in the park - please notify staff in the Cultural Centre either in person or by phone 08 8956 1128.