Our region is based in the spiritual heart of Australia, out here there is so much to see and do. We’ve put together a list of a few tips to help you plan the best trip possible & some background information about the Central Australia Region.
We live in a remote location and as such have limited accommodation options; because of this it can be a good idea to book your accommodation (even at the campgrounds) in advance. This is especially important if you are travelling during school holiday periods or our peak season – which is over the winter months.Book Accommodation
Save some time waiting in lines and book your National Park Entry Ticket ahead of time and do it online! You are required to have a park entry ticket, we suggest to get it online. With a digital park pass on your phone, you can zip by past the queues.Buy Tickets
In Central Australia our summers are pretty hot. Make sure you plan to bring water and snacks with you whilst you explore our backyard. Plan your trips ahead of time and avoid doing walks in the hot parts of the day.
Something you may not know is that our winters can be quite cold! If you are visiting us during the winter months, you’ll have the freedom to explore all day, however bring some warm clothes like a jacket, beanie and gloves!
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to Uluru. The National Park is World Heritage Listed twice for it’s natural and cultural values. Uluru is special; the National Park is one of only 25 places globally to hold this listing. The National Park is owned by Anangu (Traditional Owners). Parks Australia and Anangu work closely to ensure conservation of the environment and culture, this is called joint management.
Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas) is also in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When planning your trip, don’t forget to allow some time to visit Kata-Tjuta and see a sunrise and complete a walk. You won’t regret it! The Uluru Audio Guide will share with you some interesting facts and stories as you meander through many domes that make up Kata Tjuta.
Our Favourite Tours
We love exploring at our own pace whilst checking out the gorgeous Red Centre, however there are a few tours that we’ve tried, tested and love.
Uluru Segway Tours – if you want to check out the full base of Uluru, but aren’t keen to walk or want to cruise in style, then talk to the team at Uluru Segway Tours. They offer fully guided tours around the base of Uluru on Segway.
Scenic Flights – a great way to appreciate the beauty of Central Australia can be to view it from above. Professional Helicopter Services, Ayers Rock Scenic Flights all offer scenic flights over Uluru.
If you are craving something with a bit more adventure, perhaps consider a skydive with Skydive Uluru.
Maruku offers a unique cultural experience – dot workshops. This activity includes a presentation of cultural symbols and storytelling through sand drawings from a local Anangu person. An interpreter will help you understand all you need to know so that you can paint your own story onto canvas.