Uluru Base Walk (11km)

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Northern Territory


3 hrs

Grade 3






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Uluru Base Walk (11km)


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Uluru Base Walk (11km)

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Uluru Base Walk (11km)

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Uluru Base Walk (11km)

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  • Out of the three hikes we did at Uluru, the base walk offered a different perspective compared to the others (namely the Kings Canyon Rim and the Olgas Valley of the Winds).

    While being close to Uluru is awe-inspiring, some parts of the base walk can feel less engaging. The initial section is a significant distance from the rock and offers minimal shade. However, the diverse wildflowers along the trail were a pleasant surprise.

    In my opinion, the highlight of the walk is between the two carparks (likely the Lungkata section). Here, you’re close to Uluru’s base, surrounded by beautiful eucalyptus trees and birdsong. If you’re unsure about completing the entire loop, this section is a great option.

    The total distance is roughly 10-11 kilometers, and it took us 2 and a half hours, including plenty of photo breaks and a side trip to Kantju Gorge. We began at a moderate pace but picked it up towards the end (scenic flight back from Ayers Rock Resort loomed!).

    The walk itself is flat and easy. The main challenge is the lack of shade, so be prepared for extended sun exposure. Regular athletic shoes are perfectly suitable.

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Uluru Base Walk

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