Do I need a park pass for Uluru?

Do I need a park pass for Uluru?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/18/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Uluru is Australia’s great Red Centre, a giant monolith that serves as the centrepoint of Australia’s wide and unique expanse. Visiting Uluru and its nearby neighbour, Kata Tjuta, is an Australian travel rite of passage, a place where you can experience our most intriguing landmark whilst learning about the Indigenous heritage that surrounds the sight.

You need a park pass to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park’s extraordinary sites, with prices ranging from $38.00 for three days and $50.00 for an annual pass.

But, truth be told, this isn’t a steep fee when you will be experiencing these unforgettable wonders:

Uluru in the twilight hours

Uluru is one of the world’s most astounding natural landmarks, and it’s so massive that it surpasses the likes of the Eiffel Tower in height, but what makes it so spectacular is seeing it in the twilight hours.

Yes, gazing upon the giant red rock in the hours before sunlight and sunset is one of the most unbelievable natural experiences you will ever have, as the rising and setting sun dances upon the rock and bathes it in hues of blue, yellow, pink and orange.

You simply must experience it at one of these times, being sure to see in the daylight, too, as this provides a different view of Uluru and its sunlit wonder…

Kata Tjuta

It may not be as instantly recognisable as Uluru, but if you’ve already started planning your trip there then no doubt you will have heard of Kata Tjuta!

The marvellous Kata Tjuta is different to Uluru, in the sense that it comprises a series of dome-like sandstone structures as opposed to Uluru’s giant red mound, but this only serves to make the visit unique to its famous neighbour.

Kata Tjuta is not only amazing to gaze upon from a distance, but it is also a place where you can hike through its Mars-esque domes, taking in cool valleys where fascinating flora and fauna hide from the desert sun.

It’s a mesmerising experience, and one that simply cannot be overlooked. After all, you’ve taken the time to head out there – you have to hike through Kata Tjuta!

Mutitjulu Waterhole

A lesser known site, and a much smaller one in that, but the Mutitjulu Waterhole is a place of true serenity and calm away from Uluru’s touristic buzz. Laze around the ancient waterhole, listening to sounds of trickling water and chirping birds, and allow Australia’s great nature to wash over you with its endless serenity…

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.