Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Start your trip at the Cultural Centre to support the local community and deepen your understanding of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Here you can learn about Anangu culture and the park’s natural environment through exhibits and free presentations with Anangu and park rangers.

There are also displays, a visitor information desk, Aboriginal art galleries and several community-owned shops and facilities.

Visitors should allow at least two hours to fully explore and appreciate the Cultural Centre.

Ka nyangatja mulapa wali nganampa – Anangu maru tjutaku, Anangu uwankaraku

(This building truly represents us Anangu people, it is for all people to visit.)

Discover the Cultural Centre

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The building

The Cultural Centre is a free-form structure built from locally made mud bricks. Its award-winning design was a collaboration between Anangu, park staff and architects.

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Tjukurpa Tunnel

Entering the Tjukurpa Tunnel transports you back to the beginning of time. Explore the foundations of Anangu culture and the important creation stories of Uluru.

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The Cultural Centre is home to two Aboriginal-owned galleries showcasing the best of Anangu art and crafts – Maruku Arts and Walkatjara Art.

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Ininti cafe.

Ininti Cafe & Souvenirs

Ininti serves up tasty food and great coffee. It's also the place to pick up a souvenir or two to remember your adventures in the park and help the local community.

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Information desk and displays

Pick up a visitor guide at the information desk and find out more about Uluru by chatting to our rangers.

The multilingual displays in the Nintiringkupai Information Room cover oral histories, Pitjantjatjara language, joint management activities, traditional burning and information about the park’s plants and animals. You’ll also learn about our natural environment and how Uluru was formed.

The Cultural Centre, the Nintiringkupai Information Room and the Tjukurpa Tunnel are open from 7 am – 5.45 pm every day.

You can get in touch by phoning 08 8956 1128.

Mala poo paper

For a one-of-a-kind memento, take home some mala poo paper!

The paper is made from droppings collected in our mala paddock, an enclosure that helps protect these threatened marsupials.

You can contribute to mala conservation by making a donation at the info desk in exchange for this very unusual paper.

Picnic area

The picnic area behind the Cultural Centre has an uninterrupted view of Uluru and is a great spot for a meal in the great outdoors. There are picnic tables, gas barbecues and plenty of shelter. The picnic area at the Cultural Centre The picnic area at the Cultural Centre

Bicycle hire

Outback Cycling rents out bicycles from their shop just outside the Cultural Centre. Grab a bike and explore the base of Uluru on two wheels.

How to find us

The Cultural Centre is on the main road to Uluru, 10–15 minutes drive from the park entry station.

We are open from 7 am – 5:45 pm every day.