Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Northern Territory.
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia covers 1326 sq-Km and is named after Uluru / Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. UNESCO lists Uluru - Kata Tjuta as a World Heritage Site as both a 'natural property' and as a 'cultural landscape' due to its fundamental cultural significance to the indigenous Aboriginal people.
Uluru is instantly recogniseable as the most famous natural landmark in Australia. It is a sandstone inselberg, 348 meters high. 40 Km away, Kata Tjuta is another rock formation consisting of 36 'heads' of conglomerate rock (sedimentary boulders in sandstone) and is 546 meters high. Both are thought to be around 500 million years old.
Management of the National Park is of such an excellent standard that UNESCO awarded it a Picasso Gold Medal for the very highest achievement and efforts in land management and environmental and ecological preservation. Tourism here is welcomed but carefully managed. There is a 'Cultural Centre' - a visitor information center with extensive guidance and educational information on the vast historical and cultural importance of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, as well as artistic displays, bush tucker demonstrations, language classes, guided walks which showcase the rare and protected plant life here and also outstanding cultural presentations. There is also guidance on the numerous ecological conservation projects, the flora including wild flower meadows and the wildlife. Guided walks are available and the Park is generally open from sunrise until sunset unless otherwise notified. The outstanding quality of assistance and advice allows the visitor to get the very most out of their visit to one of the greatest Wonders of the World.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
1431 Km south of Darwin by road and 440 Km south-west of Alice Springs along the Lasseter and Stuart Highways. Connellan Airport serves the town of Yulara where the only visitor accommodation in the vicinity of the NP is available.