Uluru base walk
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Get up close and personal with the rock and follow in the footsteps of the ancestral beings that shaped the landscape.
Walking around Uluru is your best opportunity to connect with the rock and learn its stories.
The Uluru base walk is about 10 km of track that takes you around the whole circumference of the rock.
You can take the entire Uluru base walk, or just concentrate on one or more of its sections, depending on how much time you have, your level of fitness and the weather.
How to do the Uluru base walk
We recommend you start the base walk from the Mala carpark in the early morning, while it’s cool. Facing the rock, start by going clockwise.
Each section will look and feel completely different. Some areas are surprisingly green and lush, providing plenty of wildlife and bush tucker spotting opportunities, while other sections feel open and vast, with little shade.
The base walk will take you through acacia woodlands and grassed claypans. You will encounter bloodwoods, native grasses, and many waterways and waterholes.
The base walk is the best way to discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park.
Some tracks close in the afternoon during the summer, due to the high risk of heat stroke.
Tip: Remember to drink water, stay cool and walk safely. In hot weather, walk only in the cooler morning hours and finish before 11.00 am.
Sections of the base walk (clockwise direction)
- Mala walk
- North-east face walk
- Kuniya walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole
- Lungkata walk
- Liru walk (not part of the base walk, but links the Mala carpark with the cultural centre).
- Open today
- Wheelchair (dry weather only)
Type of walk
3 hours 30 minutes