Things to do around Uluru

Uluru, known as the spiritual heart of Australia, is complemented by the nearby attractions of Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, making it a region famous for its natural beauty and cultural significance.

3 day uluru tour

Embark on our 3 day Uluru tour to experience this special place first-hand. Explore the geological wonders, immerse yourself in the culture or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity.

Explore nature, cultures, or relax

The park features the iconic Uluru rock and the impressive domes of Kata Tjuta, both stunning sights. The best time to admire these natural wonders is at sunrise and sunset when the rocks are illuminated with vibrant colours.

The geological sites of Uluru-Kata Tjuta hold significant cultural importance to the Anangu people, who believe that the landscapes were shaped by Ancestral Beings that still inhabit the area. Walking trails in the park often trace the footsteps of these ancestral beings.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the walks before beginning their journey. They are recommended to explore the rock art sites around Uluru to gain a deeper understanding of Anangu culture.

Many organized tours and activities are available in and around Uluru-Kata Tjuta, including some led by park rangers.

Visitors can view traditional and contemporary Anangu art and crafts at the park's galleries and explore the impressive art installation Field of Light.

Walk around Uluru

Visitors to Uluru can explore the area by following one of six established walks, with the Mala Walk offering a 2km return trip and the entire base walk providing a 10.6km loop showcasing Uluru's natural and cultural beauty.

Visit the Field of Light art installation

Visitors can experience the Field of Light art installation at Uluru, where 50,000 solar-powered spheres light up an area the size of 7 football fields at sunset or in the pre-dawn light. The installation, created by British artist Bruce Munro, is known as Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku in the local Pitjantjatjara language, which translates to 'looking at lots of beautiful lights'.

Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta

Explore Kata Tjuta, located 20 minutes west of Uluru, by taking a walk to the dune viewing area for a whole panorama, hiking the Walpa Gorge for a glimpse of rare plants, or embarking on the Valley of the Winds walk, a 7.4km circuit into the heart of Kata Tjuta.

Enjoy the peace of silence

Experience the ultimate starlit dining at Uluru with the 3-course Sounds of Silence dinner. Enjoy sparkling wine and canapes on a red desert dune as the sun sets over Uluru. Indulge in bush tucker-inspired dishes with Australian wine. An astronomer will guide you through the planets and galaxies in the night sky after dinner.


Hike Kings Canyon

One option is to wake up early and take on the 3.5-hour rim walk of Kings Canyon, a 150m-tall sandstone bluff in the Watarrka National Park, located a three-hour drive from Uluru. The challenging 500-step climb offers views from the summit over lush forests and waterholes, followed by a descent into the green 'Garden of Eden' within the canyon. Alternatively, you can opt for the shady, more accessible creek walk through the canyon floor.

Dine under desert stars

Guests can enjoy the experience of Under a Desert Moon at Kings Canyon Resort from April to October. This 5-course dinner is held under the stars, illuminated only by the moon and campfire. The menu features fresh Australian produce such as free-range emu koftas and wild NT barramundi. Limited to eight couples, the dinner ensures an intimate setting.

Meet Maruku artists in person

Maruku Arts offers workshops in dot painting and wood carving with local Anangu artists from remote desert communities around Uluru. Participants can learn about desert culture, art symbols, and bush medicine and may also have the chance to learn some Pitjantjatjara language.

Choose your transportation: ride, fly, Segway, or bike

Exploring Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can be done in various ways. Join a camel tour for sunrise or sunset, take a helicopter ride for a bird's eye view, or go for a tandem skydive for an adrenaline rush. Enjoy a 30-minute ride on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or a 3-wheel trike, or opt for a sunset tour. Explore Uluru on a Segway or rent a bike to cycle around the monolith at your speed.

Pick something from Wintjiri Arts and Museum

Explore Wintjiri Arts and Museum at Ayers Rock Resort, showcasing Aboriginal art from artists in residence from the Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra lands. Visitors can view local history displays, observe artists at work, and purchase various items, including art, bush medicine, soaps, and cosmetics.

Tour Curtin Springs for paper-making

Visitors can participate in paper-making workshops at Curtin Springs, a cattle station near Uluru. The workshops provide an opportunity to learn about native grasses and the process of turning them into paper, with options for one-hour tours or two-day seminars available. Participants can create unique souvenirs to bring home after cutting, pulping, and pressing the grasses.