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Welcome to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. We are are Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people, the traditional landowners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
We speak our own language and teach it to our children. In our language we call ourselves Anangu (pronounced arn-ung-oo) and we ask you to use this word too.
Pukul ngalya yanama Ananguku ngurakutu (Yankunytjatjara welcome)
Pukulpa pitjama Ananguku ngurakutu (Pitjantjatjara welcome)
“This is Anangu land and you are welcome. Look around and learn in order to understand Anangu and also understand that our culture is strong and alive.”
– Traditional owner
Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the land around them have always been very special places. This has now been recognised with a UNESCO World Heritage listing for both cultural and natural values. We think you will be inspired by the natural beauty and power of our land.
We are happy and proud to share our land with visitors. While you are here, we would like you to learn about Tjukurpa (our traditional law, stories and spirituality), our ancestors and culture, and how important the park is.
We ask you to listen carefully when visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Let the knowledge you hear come through your ears, into your mind, and settle in your heart.
We hope you enjoy your visit and share the knowledge you have gained with your families when you return home.
Tjukurpa and creation stories
Anangu life revolves around keeping Tjukurpa alive and strong. Tjukurpa is not an abstract idea – it lives in the land and the people.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta were formed and shaped by our creation ancestors. In their travels, they left marks in the land and made laws for us to keep and live by. Please respect this knowledge and open your minds and hearts so you can fully appreciate our enduring culture.