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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Walks

Walk through the natural beauty of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. See the expansive rock face of Uluru rise up to 348 metres above the red desert sand and hike through the stunning landscape of Kata Tjuta.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Walks

Walking through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park will reveal a land rich in Indigenous culture. Along the way, witness stunning landscapes, spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and exceptional natural beauty.

Visit the Cultural Centre first to learn about the Anangu culture and the significance of the walks around the Park. Begin your walks with a deeper understanding as you follow the footsteps of the ancestral beings that shaped the landscape. See Park opening hours and entry fees.

Drink water, stay cool and walk safely. In hot weather, walk only in the cooler morning hours before 11am. As with all areas of the Park, stay on the marked tracks only. Download visitor guides and maps.

Uluru Walks

Uluru Base Walk | Grade 3 | Moderate
10.6km full circuit, 3.5hours

Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed claypans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park. The Base Walk is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru.

Mala Walk to Kantju Gorge | Grade 1 | All access
2km return, 1.5 hours

This is where the Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) people camped when they arrived at Uluru in the beginning. Discover Anangu rock art and experience the sheer vertical walls and profound peacefulness of Kantju Gorge. Alternatively, join a free ranger guided Mala walk along the base of the rock and hear the story of the Mala people. Meet at the Mala carpark at 8am daily.

Kuniya Walk | Grade 1 | All access
1km return, 30-45 minutes

From the Kuniya carpark, walk along the Kuniya track to Mutitjulu Waterhole, home of Wanampi, an ancestral watersnake. Learn how Kuniya and Liru (the woma python woman and poisonous snake man) helped create Uluru. This is a living cultural landscape.

Lungkata Walk | Grade 2 | Easy
4km return, 1.5 hours, dry-weather wheelchair access

Starting at Kuniya Walk, learn about Lungkata (the blue-tongued lizard man) and why you should not take what is not yours. Learn how one of Uluru's first visitors discovered the dangers of climbing Uluru. During the summer months, this is a great close-to-the-rock sunset location.

Liru Walk | Grade 2 | Easy
4km return, 1.5 hours, dry-weather wheelchair access

This walk will take you between the Cultural Centre and the base of Uluru. The track winds through stands of wanari (mulga) and often displays colourful flowers after the rain.

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Kata Tjuta Walks

Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing| Grade 2 | Easy
600m return, 30 minutes

Located 26 km along the road to Kata Tjuta, this short easy walk offers a magnificent panoramic view. It is a relaxing place to sit and absorb this ever-changing landscape. At sunrise and sunset, it is awe-inspiring.

Walpa Gorge Walk | Grade 3 | Moderate
2.6km return, 1 hour

Walpa (windy) Gorge is a desert refuge for plants and animals. The rocky track gently rises to an ephemeral stream, passing rare plants and reaching a grove of spearwood. Walk within the sheer walls and experience the vast landscape.

Valley of the Winds Walks

There are three options when embarking on the Valley of the Winds walks. They are steep, rocky and difficult in places. For safety reasons, the walks may be closed when the temperature reaches 36 degrees or above.

Kura Lookout | Grade 3 | Moderate
1.1km from carpark

This track has some loose rocks to negotiate, please mind your step and wear sturdy footwear. The view is breathtakingly surreal and worth the hike.

Karingana Lookout | Grade 4 |Difficult
2.7km from carpark

This track takes you down into the valleys and creek beds. It is challenging with many steps and very steep in places by very worthwhile.

Full Circuit | Grade 4 |Difficult
7.4km full circuit, 4 hours

The remainder of the Valley of the Winds walk takes you far way from everyone and everything.

Kata Tjuta sunrise

Visitor Guides and Maps

Download the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visitor guides and maps:

Download PDF Visitor Guide (PDF - 4.26MB) 
Download PDF Maps and Safety Brochure (PDF - 963KB) 
Download PDF Guides touristiques en français | Visitor guide in French (PDF - 514 KB)
Download PDF Guide per visitatori | Visitor guide in Italian (PDF - 519 KB) 
Download PDF Guias para el visitante | Visitor guide in Spanish (PDF - 1 MB) 
Download PDF Besucherführer | Visitor guide in German (PDF - 1 MB)
Download PDF 日本語でビジターガイド | Visitor guide in Japanese (PDF - 1.15 MB)
Download PDF 在中国游客指南 | Visitor guide in Chinese (PDF - 1.12 MB) 

For more information, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park website.

The National Park is a World Heritage area, please ensure that you stay on marked paths, take notice of signs and not take rocks or soil as souvenirs.

Help protect this place for future generations.

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