UluruCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Lasseter Hwy, Uluru NT 0872, Australia
- Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-262741111
- Ticket Price: 25 AUD
- Time Required: 12:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Geological Formation, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids
Uluru - Review
Uluru is a unique sandstone structure located in North Australia and is considered a sacred site by the Pitjantjatjara Anangu people. The area around the Uluru has a number of waterholes and beautiful rock caves with ancient rock paintings adorning the walls. Needleless to say, its spiritual role comes from its archeological importance and along with the surrounding terrain, the formation is one of the most spell binding views in the country!
The formation itself is 1,142 feet tall and 9.4 kilometers in length. The ancient artwork that you can see on the Uluru is 5,000 years old! What truly makes a visit here worth it, is seeing the color of the formation change as the day progresses and around dusk, the sheer red color of the Uluru is nothing short of divine! The National park is home to many varieties of fauna including 21 species of mammals, 73 species of reptiles and 178 species of birds. Do watch out for the Emus, Liru snakes, blue tongued lizards and Kingfisher birds spotted here among other gorgeous creatures. The park is also home to more than 400 species of plants – many of which have traditional and medicinal use.
The fact that the Aboriginal people still own the Uluru, adds to its authentic charm. Do try to stay at a nearby hotel for a few days to make the most of your trip.
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks with you.
- Do wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes.
Uluru Ticket Prices
Park admission Fee for Visitor Pass (3 days):
- Adult (16 years and above): Australian dollar 25
- Family Pass (2 adults+ 2 children): Australian dollar 65
- Children (5-15 years): Australian dollar 12.50
- Children of 4 years and below: Free
- Free park entry to schools and community groups
For prices of annual passes, visit the official website.
National Park hours:
- December, January, February: 5.00 am - 9.00 pm
- March: 5.30 am - 8.30 pm
- April: 5.30 am - 8.00 pm
- May: 6.00 am - 7.30 pm
- June, July: 6.30 am - 7.30 pm
- August: 6.00 am - 7.30 pm
- September: 5.30 am - 7.30 pm
- October: 5.00 am - 8.00 pm
- November: 5.00 am - 8.30 pm
Park administration is open from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm daily.
The best time to visit the national park is from May and September.
How To reach Uluru by Public Transport
- Airport: Ayers Rock Airport, Yulara (26 kilometers away)
- You can hire a Car at the airport.
- By renting a Car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Uluru
7.25% of people who visit Uluru include Uluru in their plan
95% of people start their Uluru visit around 06 AM
People usually take around 12 Hrs to see Uluru
95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Uluru
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Uluru, Uluru Reviews
The best holiday destination I've ever been on my entire life! Especially watching the sunset and sunrise. It has rich indigenous history like cave paintings and artifacts dating back for thousands of years. Definitely visiting it again.
Climbing the rock was a challenge at first, as it was very steep and windy, although it gets better at the top, and it’s really worth the view and the experience. During the climb, I also made some new friends who told me about having to climb the rock the second time, because they didn’t complete it on the first day and felt unaccomplished. I’m glad to have been to this amazing venue in my lifetime and that I took the opportunity to climb it, as I may never get the chance to do so again.
The Rock is awesome. We did climb it and it was a fantastic. Would recommend the climb, but have some fitness. Our disappointment is with the rangers. They are not friendly, overall and rude. The Aboriginals were more friendly. They are not doing the rock any favours by being there.
This is a wonderful place to visit. Although it is only a huge (10.5 Kilometres walk around the base) lump of hardened sandstone in the middle of the Australian outback; it is far more than that. There is a vibe and aura which Uluru seems to generate and it is very easy to see why the local Aboriginals have such a spiritual relationship with it. Take your time and look in all the little caves and crannies and you will be rewarded by seeing things which other people miss such as the snake I found etched into the wall of a small cave. You can have guided tours, camel rides, ride a bicycle around the base, Segway tours. The park rangers are very friendly and informative. It is extremely worthwhile to visit and when added to other outback destinations like Alice Springs, Darwin and Kakadu you have the makings of a truly memorable Aussie holiday. Just a side note: many people climb the Rock but it is disrespectful to Aboriginal beliefs. Climbing will be banned in 2019. Best visited in winter. A photographers dream. Also a great location for astral photography. I am looking forward to going back.
Absolutely amazing, I was blown away by the sheer size and her beauty. I wasn't able to climb her due to the wind :( ....I dont believe that they should stop us from doing it in the future. There are many sacred sites around the rock itself. Just my opinion