Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a fantastic highlight of the Northern Territory and Australia. The only way to truly experience Uluru is to visit it. Most if not all tours to Uluru will allow you to walk around the base and experience its significance first-hand.
Uluru is located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. There is an entrance fee of $25.00 per adult (16 years and over) for a 3 day pass into the park. Uluru has deep Aboriginal significance to the Anangu people, and many stories are told as you wander around the base.
There are different walks that you can take around the base of Uluru. The first is the long 9.4 kilometre walk around the whole of the base. The walk is definitely worth it, but you should start early in the morning before it gets too hot.
Around the base of Uluru you will see many Aboriginal paintings, along with descriptions about the paintings. Some areas of the rock are sacred and are clearly marked, so the Anangu people request that you do not take pictures or enter these areas.
Two shorter walks that you can do are the Mala Walk, which is 2 kilometres, and the Mutitjulu Walk, which is 1 kilometre. I did the entire base walk and I definitely recommend it if you have enough time, otherwise the other two walks are great as well.
From the Uluru base walk I learnt so much about aboriginal culture from the pictures depicted on the rocks and from my informative guide. You can do the base walk all year round but make sure you have comfortable clothing and footwear and plenty of water especially in summer.
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Updated : 9th October 2022 | Words : 283 | Views : 4565