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Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

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Country rank: 11 out of 11 Places To Visit In Australia

Sub-Region: Northern Territory


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Ideal duration: 3 days

Best time: April - September (Autumn - Winter) (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Yulara (Check Flights)

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"Gem in the Desert"

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Tourism

Located in the dry Central Australian desert, you would not imagine Uluru to be such a bustling centre for tourism. Yet, it is. And this breathtaking marvel of nature is definitely one worth a visit!

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park is a paradise for the lover of outdoors. With an absolute plethora of bushwalk trails, spectacular scenery, heritage and culture, and the inescapable wildlife, you will find yourself immersed in the superb atmosphere of the place. The two rock formations - one a massive monolith, and the other a collection of huge dome shaped rocks - have plenty of beauty on offer. And in the same breath one just has to advise you to witness the sunrise and sunset over the rocks. View the region atop a camel, or better yet from the skies! Rent an airplane or a helicopter, all for you to absorb the fantastic panoramic views of the Australian desert, with the imposing rocks making a hefty appearance. For the more 'hands on' individuals, you will be totally blown away by the variety of bushwalks on offer, each highlighting a different aspect and story from the aboriginal Anangu culture. Then head over to the Ayers Rock Resort, relax, and sit down for a fulfilling meal. The trip to Uluru - Kata Tjuta is a great way to enjoy the untouched and raw beauty of the Earth that is nowadays hard to find!

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Top Hotels in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

  • Sails in the Desert

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  • Desert Gardens Hotel

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Uluru was named so by the aboriginal people who have lived in the region for thousands of years. To them, the local Anangu people, the rock is sacred. It was in 1873 that William Gose found the landmark and gave it the name Ayers Rock, in honour of Sir Henry Ayers, the Chief Secy of Southern Australia at the time. Tourism in the region boomed around the 1940s. The European settlers also took it upon themselves to imporve the tourism and welfare of the place. Finally in 1993, a dual naming policy was adopted where both the names were declared official (Uluru / Ayers Rock).

There are a few shops in and around the Cultural Centre where you can buy souvenirs and local hand-crafted material.

You should consider carrying a decent amount of cash here since ATMs and card payments are not really very popular. However, the restaurants in Ayers Rock Resort accept major cards such as MasterCard and Visa.

Currency exchange is a tought ask in Uluru. With barely any formal forms of exchange services provided. You should carry AUD beforehand before you reach here.

Apart from your stay and food, there is hardly any real expenditure in Uluru. The only expensive activities might be the sightseeing flights and camel rides. Budget : AUD 30 - 50 Comfortable : AUD 50 - 150 Luxury : AUD 200 and above

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There are not too many places to eat and dine in and around Uluru. Almost all the restaurants are within Ayers Rock Resort, including the famous Sounds of Silence buffet. The Outback Pioneer Kitchen is also a favourite among visitors. Other restaurants include Gecko's Cafe, Bough House, Pira Pool Bar and a few others.


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