How long is the Uluru Base Walk?

How long is the Uluru Base Walk?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/12/2024

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Embark on a hike around the most iconic landmark in Uluru.

When visiting Uluru, it is impossible to miss the towering monolith jutting out of the desert. The best way to get close and explore the rock is to embark on the Uluru Base Walk.

The walk is about a 10-kilometre track that loops around the base of Uluru. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete this walk, but there is so much to admire along the way!

You can complete the walk on your own, or you can embark on the hike on one of our tours. Whether you have time for a 1-day tour or a 3-day tour, we have plenty of options that make the most out of your exploration of Uluru!

Other Uluru hikes

If you aren’t up for the entire Uluru Base Walk, you may want to consider one of these scenic hikes nearby.

North-East Face Walk
This is the part of the Uluru Base Walk that holds some mysterious formations. This walk journeys along a sacred site that holds a strong cultural significance for the Traditional Owners of the land. Because this is a sacred and sensitive area, please respect the request to not capture footage or images of this part of Uluru.

Lungkata Walk
This walk is another part of the Uluru Base Walk, running parallel to the towering rock. The path is so close to Uluru that you can touch the rock!

This is an easy to moderate hike and stretches 4 kilometres. You will need roughly an hour and a half to complete this hike.

Mala Walk
The Mala Walk goes between the car park and Kantju Gorge. The walk will lead you past rock art as you make your way to the gorge.

This is considered an easy walk with a 2-kilometre hiking track. It will take about an hour and a half to complete this hike.

Kuniya Walk
This hike takes you to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, Uluru’s few permanent water sources. Because this walking track is near a water source, you will notice much more flora than other parts of Uluru. You may even be able to spot a wallaby hopping amongst the tall grass!

This is another pretty easy walk, stretching about 1 kilometre long. On average, it takes less than an hour to complete.

Overall, the Uluru Base Walk and the shorter hikes nearby are perfect for exploring the magic of Uluru!

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.

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