How many days do you need at Uluru?

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an Australian travel rite of passage, with the eponymous Uluru and Kata Tjuta rock formations some of the most majestic natural sites in the world.

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From marvelling at the sheer magnitude of the formations to wandering the rugged outback terrain, to gazing upon starry skies and exploring windswept gorges, there is an incredible host of adventures in the national park.

With so much to see and do in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you might be wondering how many days you should actually spend experiencing its jaw-dropping scenery.

Well, we advise that three days is the perfect amount of time to take in everything this hallowed ground has to offer, and let’s find out why!

  • Visiting Uluru & Kata Tjuta, of course!

    The incredible sandstone formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta are two of the most formidable natural landmarks in the world. Uluru is, of course, the region’s main attraction, a giant arkose monolith that seems to miraculously rise from the red earth below. There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing Uluru in either the morning light or at sundown, where the sun seems to illuminate the rock’s red hues.

    Kata Tjuta, while not as instantly recognisable as Uluru, is just as impressive. This series of gigantic domed rock formations is located just 40km west of Uluru, and is an absolutely special place to visit on your three day trip to the national park.

  • Traverse the Walpa Gorge

    The Walpa Gorge, situated between two of Kata Tjuta’s largest domes, is a stunning walk complete with a light stream, native animals and unique plant life. The region’s flora and fauna use the Walpa Gorge as a refuge from the desert sun, providing walkers plenty of opportunities to view some of Australia’s favourite wildlife. The awesome walls of the gorge are the perfect place for a short walk, as it only takes about an hour to experience this incredible natural landscape!

  • Relax at the Mutitjulu Waterhole

    The Mutitjulu Waterhole is a place forgotten by time, a beautiful, shady paradise located just a short distance from Uluru itself. Here, take your time to sit back and listen to the flowing water and native birdlife, allowing yourself to be taken by the sense of calm this beautiful region invites.

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