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“Wonderful! Don't climb it!”
Review of Uluru

Uluru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Palya! Welcome to Anangu land. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land. It is jointly managed by its traditional owners Anangu and Parks Australia. The park is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site for its natural and cultural values. The spectacular rock formations and surrounding sand plains provide rare habitats for an incredible variety of plants and animals. Anangu invite you to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to learn more about their land, beliefs and culture.
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A definitely must do in your life. The beauty, the purity and the aboriginal spirit of this natural rock is amazing. You don't get it until you get front of it and you see it at sunset and sunrise.

That's just a shame that people don't respect this sacred place. Aboriginals ask people to show respect and to not climb it nonetheless a lots of people do so.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Uluru is amazing and definately worth a visit! Sunset is great, sunrise is kinda boring.. I did NOT climb Uluru as the Ananyu people ask you not to and it is considered VERY DISRESPECTFUL, however people still climb it... The base walk is a great alternative :)
I went with "The Rock Tour" which was awesome! Has a fantastic time with a great tour guide (myles) and wonderful tour participants! I learnt a lot about geology and indigenous people, but not too much that I was bored. Tour was 3 days and included King's Canyon and Kata Tjuta (aka The Olgas). I actually found Kata Tjuta more impressive than Uluru, but both amazing! Slept in swags around a campfire and under the stars. Warm on one night, Froze the next! Food was great, well provided by the tour and well accommodated for vegetarians. I had snacks with me, but did not need them at all, loads of food. I would recommend to go autumn or spring as winter is a little cold, but still awesome, but NOT summer as it is over 45 degrees and would be boiling with millions of flies! All in all a fantastic tour and a fantastic place! As an Australian I am so glad I finally made it and think everyone should make the effort to see it, it's totally worth it!

1  Thank Isabel C
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I travelled in July 2013 with my young son, what an amazing place, you don't really get it until you are there looking at it !
You do not need a four wheel drive to visit this place, we hired a two wheel from Central Car Rentals in Alicesprings and I highly recommend them. The camping ground was great and I would definitely go back again. You must check out Mount Conner at Curtin Springs, it is just as amazing
as Uluru and the pub and people and Curtin Springs is worth a visit and even a stayover, they are the real deal.

1  Thank sonia p
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Sunrise and sunset are stunning; to stand or sit and watch the rock change colour as sun rises or sets is very special. There are special sites where the best views can be obtained that are clearly marked. At the sunset viewing site many came armed with refreshment and chairs to supplement their viewing experience, the area had a very friendly feel to it. As we left after the sun had set we were rewarded by the site of a clear and full moon rising to the side of the rock, yet another photo opportunity. One gripe is why do folk still climb the rock when they are specifically requested not to by the spiritual owners of the site because to the owners it is a sacred place and should be treated as such. Perhaps those who decide to ignore the polite requests not to climb are the sort of people who drive four by fours in towns whilst jabbering on a mobile phone, the sort of people who do not clean up after their dogs or children, how would they feel if someone walked across the altar in St. Pauls cathedral, actually they would probably not be all that bothered!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The 8am Mala Walk at Uluru is certainly worth the effort of getting up early. Our guide was Steve and he was excellent - a huge depth of knowledge about the history and culture.

Thank Greg M
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