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Mala Walk

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Address: Kata tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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The mala walk follows the north-west side of Uluru. There are many fine...

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

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Nice but overly culturally sensitive

Nice relaxing flat walk can be done any time in any heat. Lovely. Don't take more than 1 bottle of water it's not a long walk.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice relaxing flat walk can be done any time in any heat. Lovely. Don't take more than 1 bottle of water it's not a long walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This easy 2 hour guided walk is a great way to start a visit to Uluru. A park ranger will take a group along the Mala walk explaining local culture, history and geology and it gives a great starting point to a visit to Uluru.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the sunrise we walked to a waterhole and after that did the mala walk. It was a short walk, still in the shade in the early morning sonce the sun rises from the other side of the rock. Easy to walk and plenty of impressive views and nature. Would definitely recommend to anyone not to skip this walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour leaves from Mala car park daily at 8am. The tour is by one of the rangers and they provide information about the land, aboriginal stories, culture and the history. Truely a must do when visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

The best walk in the Kata Tjutas (formerly Olgas). Try to be there real early - before it gets hot. A wonderful walk (good shoes essential) on a rocky path into a narrow gorge. 35 minutes to the viewing platform - that is as far as you are allowed to go. Stunning views of the vertical rock on either side.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you don't have time or don't want to walk the entire base of Uluru, you should definitely do the Mala walk. You get to see a little bit of everything on this walk (a watering hole, caves, cave paintings) and it's not super long, and also mostly shaded. There's a free guided walk at 8am, which we started out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Good short flat walk taking in a number of interesting sites. Suitable for small children. Would also be good for people still acclimatising to the heat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We did the Mala Walk after climbing Uluru a few weeks ago, good day of exercise and you really get a sense of how ginormous the rock is. We understand the cultural significance of the rock and its importance to the aboriginals or Australia but if everyone doesn’t want people to climb it then close it. They have a strange... More 

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Gisborne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Visiting Uluru is an amazing experience. Taking part in the guided morning walk is a really helpful introduction to the stories and culture of the area. For those unfamiliar with the culture this is also an good introduction to why significant cultural areas should be respected and why it is also disrespectful to climb the rock. Those who do climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Uluru is huge and when you walk the base you see it up close and personal. We definitely got a different perspective when walking the base, it's truly amazing! Our young guide was very informative, we learned things about the aborigines and their stories. The walk takes about 3.5 hours, so good comfortable shoes and a full water bottle are... More 

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