This is where the Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) people camped when they arrived at Uluru in the beginning. There are examples of Anangu rock art along this walk and you can experience the sheer vertical walls and profound peacefulness of Kantju Gorge. A great sunset location in winter.

Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Arid or Desert
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Travel into the National Park from Yulara and head to the Mala car park (signposted) at the base of Uluru.


Uluru and Kata Tjuta Visitor Guide

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, take the track to the left at the base of Uluru. Following this around for 520m and then take the track right into Kantju Gorge. Return by the same route.


Admission to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park costs $25 per adult (2019) and provides a three or more day pass. Passes are non-transferable and are scanned/checked at the Ranger Station.

Other References/Comments:

There are three other walks in and around the base of Uluru; Uluru Circuit (11.8km), Uluru Summit (3.5km - till 26th October 2019) and Mutitjulu Waterhole (5km), as well as the sunrise and sunset viewing platforms.

Don't forget to take your flymesh!

GPS Tracks


All night rain and georgeous waterfall views in the morning. The frog concert was remarkable. Just a time slot to find a mate and disappear underground again,

Wanderlust on 19 Oct, 2020

ok not a great deal to see sparse bush and a few open caves

vlad on 8 Sep, 2019

A big day at Uluru, including the summit walk, finished with circumnavigating the base, which included the Mala Walk into Kantju Gorge.

F.A.B. on 2 Jun, 2019


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