Uluru and Kata Tjuta

The Red Centre is the very heart of Australia and home to the enormous and spectacular Monoliths of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The two monoliths are only 30 kilometres from each and serviced by the resort village of Yulara.

At 348 metres high and 9.4 kilometres in circumference, Uluru is the largest sandstone monolith in the world, while Kata Tjuta is made up of 36 giant domes spread over more than 20 kilometres. To the Anangu people, who have lived in the region for over 22,000 years, the sites are deeply spiritual and sacred. Today Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Getting there.

Uluru is serviced by Connellan Airport, a short 20 minute drive from Uluru. AAT Kings operates wheelchair accessible transfers from the airport to Yulara.


Just outside the Uluru-KataTjuta National Park is the small township of Yulara and the Ayres Rock Resort. The township is centered around the Ayres Rock Resort and contains accommodation, restaurants, bars, a variety of shops including an IGA supermarket, art galleries and an outdoor amphitheatre. The resort is well serviced by a series of ramps and elevators giving access to all levels of the village. The resort is also serviced by a wheelchair accessible shuttle bus linking all facilities as well as the camel farm. Accessible accommodation is available at Sails in the Desert, Desert Gardens Hotel, and the Outback Pioneers Hotel and Lodge. The Ayres Rock campground has accessible facilities in all amenities blocks.

Things to Do

Kata Tjuta Sunset

The viewing area is large giving good access to the stunning sunset colour changes. The car park has the only accessible toilet facilities at Kata Tjuta.

Kata Tjuta Sunrise

Kata Tjuta dune viewing platform offers a stunning view of sunsrise on Kata Tjuta as well as a 360 view of the surrounding desert landscape

Uluru Sunrise

Talinguru Nyakunytjaku is the main sunrise viewing area for Uluru. Designated parking is available in both the car and bus parking areas.

Uluru Sunset

There two designated areas to view the sunset of Uluru, one reserved for cars and the other for buses.

Uluru Walks

There are two way walks at Uluru that are suitable for people of all abilities

Uluru Cultural Centre

One of the first things that should be done is a visit to the cultural centre.