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Mala Walk

Kata tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8938 1120
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Owner description: The mala walk follows the north-west side of Uluru. There are many fine examples of Anangu rock art along this walk, and you can experience the sheer... more » Owner description: The mala walk follows the north-west side of Uluru. There are many fine examples of Anangu rock art along this walk, and you can experience the sheer vertical walls and profound peacefulness of Kantju Gorge. 2 km return | 1.5 hrs | wheelchair access « less
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Wollongong, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I highly recommend the Ranger guided Mala walk. It is a FREE guided walk about 1km long around part of the base of Uluru. The walk goes for about 2 hrs, leaving at 10am in the winter months and 8am in the warmer months. Richie, the National Park Ranger who was our guide, was very knowledgable with a genuine love... More

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Canberra, Australia
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111 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This walk is only short, about 1.5km, starting from the base of Uluru where the climb begins. The walk takes you alongside Uluru to a waterhole and small cave where there are some rock paintings. It's very interesting to see the change in the landscape when you're close to the rock where water comes down. Would love to see it... More

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Parramatta, Australia
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217 attraction reviews
1,226 helpful votes 1,226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A person once asked the explorer George Mallory why he wanted to risk his life climbing Mt Everest, he famously replied “Because it’s there”. The Mala Walk is also where the path to the top begins. There is no fee to climb up Uluru, only a moral price. Every tourist is told that Uluru is a sacred place to the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I really recommend the Ranger guided Mala Walk at Uluru. It is a great way to understand a little bit more about the Aboriginal Culture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really brought the traditional cultural significance of Uluru to life.

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ParksAustralia, Public Affairs, Parks Australia at Mala Walk, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. And it’s free too! More

Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ritchie (not sure of the spelling sorry) was our guide today, and it was a fabulous walk. He was informative in his own story telling way, and led us through the easy walk pointing out all relevant plants, animals and customs of the local and ancestral people. A great way to see and learn about the rock, tomorrow we will... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is an easy walk with a few interesting sights to look at, it took us around 20 minutes at a slow pace but we were hurried a bit by the amazing amount of flies. There is a few information boards about the few sights which are very interesting, there is also a free tour in the morning which we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable and really brought the traditional cultural significance of Uluru to life. It was a great introduction to the rock. Much more so than the cultural centre. His geology was a little less convincing... We drove to Uluru so could easily drive into the park for the 8am start.

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ParksAustralia, Public Affairs, Parks Australia at Mala Walk, responded to this review

It’s good to hear that your guide was knowledgeable – for some people a guide is the best way to learn about the area and absorb the culture. We’re currently working on upgrading the Cultural Centre – we’d be happy to receive your ideas on what might be considered. Regards, Tanya, Parks Australia More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a free tour starting in the car park right next to Uluru, so you have to pay the park fee and arrange your own transport to get there. Our guide was great and really had a lot of knowledge, in fact he ran over time because he was so happy to answer questions and tell us the history... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This leg of the tour was booked as part of the 3 day tour of the area. It must have been ever so fortunate that the Mala Walk was being led by an elder of the Anangu people and an intepetror. The bonus of these people on the tour was that we were able to learn so much more of... More

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ParksAustralia, Public Affairs, Parks Australia at Mala Walk, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your Anangu guide. The walk introduces visitors to the significance of the mala (rufous hare wallaby) to Anangu – as well as focussing on the joint management of the park, its dual World Heritage listing and its living culture. Each ranger also adds their own knowledge, observations and passions to the walk. Regards,... More

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were lucky enough to be guided by a local indigenous chap and he was excellent. Very funny, very knowledgeable and a good guide for the morning. Only downside - not the guides fault, but as with all these things, the experience is marred by our fellow guests - the 'asking too many questions person', the 'chatting loudly when the... More

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