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Uluru KataTjuta - Northern Territory Australia

Uluru KataTjuta - Northern Territory

Uluru KataTjuta - Red Centre. Northern Territory
Kata Tjuta National Park: 280 miles (450km) southwest of Alice Springs. Ayers Rock/ Uluru, the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark. Visitors may wish to make the tough 1.6km ascent to the top or take a walking tour around the rock with an aboriginal guide , learning about its fascinating with the Uluru people and its importance in dreamtime legend.

Uluru is Australia’s most identifiable natural icon and the largest monolith in the world. It is a massive, red rounded monolith rising 348 metres above the plain and 863 metres above sea level, and reaching 6 kilometres below the earth’s surface.

Uluru features stunning Aboriginal rock art sites that can be viewed on guided walks and tours around the base. The spectacular changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset are visions not to be missed.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the surrounding land became a national park in 1958 and lies in the territory of the Anangu people.

Kata Tjuta, also more commonly known as the Olgas, is Uluru’s sister formation, meaning “many heads”, and comprises 36 magnificently domed and coloured shapes covering about 35 sq km. Take the 3 hour Valley of the Winds walk which winds through the crevices and gorges of this magnificent rock system, with spectacular views and a variety of flora and fauna.

Also in this enormous park are many Aboriginal sacred sites, spectacular scenery and famous rock formations. Visit the Olgas/ Kata Tjuta, a dramatic series of 36 dome-like rock formations which stand up to 1,701ft (546m) high and cover an area of 35km and like Uluru, produce an incredible light show at sunset, with crimsons turning to rusts, and pinks to mauves.

Average Climate for Alice Springs Region
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min C 21 21 17 13 8 5 4 6 10 15 18 20
Max C 36 35 33 28 23 20 20 23 27 31 34 35
Rain mm 38 44 33 18 19 15 14 10 9 22 28 38

(all photo's courtesy of NT Tourism)

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4 wheel driving, bush walking, camping, bird watching, tours, aboriginal art, adventure.

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Best times of year to visit Uluru
All year round

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