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Address: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8089381120
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Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia...

Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed claypans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park. The Base Walk is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru.

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Do the base walk early to avoid heat and flies

We got to the base after doing the sunrise around 7am You can walk in 3.5 hours or pedal in around 2. Get there early to avoid the heat, flies and tourists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the base after doing the sunrise around 7am You can walk in 3.5 hours or pedal in around 2. Get there early to avoid the heat, flies and tourists.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We did the 8 km hike around the base of Uluru at dawn. It was beautiful and silent when we set off. The hike is easy being flat and on a designated track. The colours of Uluru have to be seen to be believed. Being a sceptic I was converted, the rock does actually change colour, in fact it changes... More 

2 Thank Paulette A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

You can not write in words the atmosphere and beauty of ayres rock. It is a magical place. The colour combinations is something special. I will never forget seejng the sun rise above the rock. A must do if you visit worth the early start!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Uluru: Ayers rock, the mystical sandstone monolith and the Olgas, an unusual conglomerate rock formation where the Walpa Gorge is the king. I enjoy most watching the changing colors of Ayers rock at sunset, dinning under the stars with native music in the middle of nowhere. You need to be in shape for all the walks, but if you are... More 

Thank Lesbia A
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very long 11.6 km base walk but if you go early, at sunrise, it's a great experience. Pretty easy walk, and tour guide Clare was very knowledgeable

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you're in shape, then the base walk is worth it. It can be a bit monotonous at times (especially since this was our third walk/hike of the day) but it was neat to see Uluru from all angles. Bring your water, sunscreen, and snacks. Also note, there are no bathrooms on the trail. Depending on the time of year... More 

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Croydon, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An early morning start well worth getting up for. Our tour guide, Alex, friendly and welcoming, informative and knowledgable certainly makes the day. Going off the main roads, on dusty tracks was a comfortable adventure in the 4 wheel drive bus and breakfast over looking Uluru and Kata Tuta while the sun rises is stunning, giving one a spiritual feel... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After watching the sunrise over Uluru, a base walk gives you a true insight to what makes this place so special to the Pitjantjatjara people. Your guild told great stories of Uluru. You get right up close and are able touch this wonderful 'Rock'. You even given lunch. The walk takes about 4 hours, but is very easy. No hills... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you have come this far, by all means try and include the 10.6km base tour of Uluru. This will incorporate all of the walks bar the Liru walk. From the Kuniya carpark, follow the small detour to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, then back on the track to Kuniya Piti which is about 2km. There is a water top up available... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did this as part of a group with AAT and it was great. A 12 km might sound daunting to some but the pace is easy and we had a 6 a 66 and 70 year old with us who did it easily. The AAT guide Dan was fantastic and also helped us respect the areas where you are... More 

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