Uluru Base Walk - Why this trip holds such a special place?

Posted on 26 August 2022

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The Uluru Base walk is one of the most iconic short walks in Australia. It’s a flat meandering walk that stretches over a 10 km that follows the perimeter of Uluru. For the Anangu, the traditional custodians of Uluru, it’s a place of great importance. There is much to learn about Uluru as many of its features form part of the law and creation stories for the Anangu. This is referred to as ‘Tjukurpa’. On the 26th of October 2019, the Anangu and the Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Parks Management closed the climb. However, the base walk provides a wonderful experience for anyone that visits. For many visitors, they recall a great sense of aura and a real connection to Uluru. The information boards around Uluru also allows the visitors to learn about the cultural significance that Uluru has to the local people.

As one of Australia’s most sacred activities to experience, it is important to all travelers and tour operators that the Uluru Base Walk guidelines are properly adhered to.

To get the most out of your visit to Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park and your Uluru Base walk experience, it is best to understand these guidelines or join a tour of a company that has a strong reputation in adhering to the correct processes and guidelines. These creditable operators have the most welcoming, local, and insightful tour guides, who are committed to speaking about the appropriate and correct information and adding deeper layers of information to the base walk experience.

Peterpans has five tips before booking a trip including the Uluru Base Walk:

- Understand there are two airports in the region: Yulara (20 km from Uluru) and Alice Springs, which is 463km from Uluru. And yes, airport pick-ups are a thing!
- Research the cultural significance of Uluru.
- Confirming your fitness levels
- Finding out from our travel experts which tours are the most suitable for your needs.

-Understanding the climate of the Red Centre (yes, it can get to zero degrees Celcius in the Winter and 40 degrees in the Summer) and packing the appropriate warm and cool wear. 

It's important to not only plan but understand what the Uluru Base walk means before traveling. When preparing a trip of a lifetime such as the Red Centre. By getting in touch with a Peter Pans specialist they will help to make your experience: well-informed, cost-effective, and provide you with unforgettable memories.