Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed clay pans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park. From Kuniya Piti you can follow the snake-like grooves along the base of the rock where Kuniya journeyed to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Encounter bloodwoods, native grasses and waterways. The Base Walk is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru.

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Cycling 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, turn to the left or right and follow the well defined track around the base of Uluru back to the start. Detouring into Kantju Gorge and Mutitjulu Waterhole on the way.


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:

You have a few different options to circumnavigate Uluru: walk, cycle, segway or drive.

There are three other walks in and around the base of Uluru; Uluru Summit (3.5km - till 26th October 2019), Mala Walk (2km) and Mutitjulu Waterhole (5km), as well as the sunrise and sunset viewing platforms.

Don't forget your fly mesh!


Amazing experience, except for the flies! We went in June and even in the colder months, the flies are shocking! But it didn't take away from the stunning environment and scenic plains.

Courtney Eaton on 23 Jun, 2019

You climb the rock and then want to walk around it on the same day, are you crazy? Well, we cheated a bit and cycled most of it, whilst stopping to explore Mutitjulu Waterhole and Kantju Gorge etc.

F.A.B. on 2 Jun, 2019

Great fun with our two kids, we rode the trail rather than walked it. Would be a long slog with kids. Easy enough in cool weather but would be hard in summer with the distance.

Bishster75 on 13 Jul, 2018

Beautiful walk, though I world consider the Segways to be a greater disrespect than doing the summit walk. With Anna

DanTheMonkeyMan on 2 Jul, 2018

A simply stunning walk.

Jaana Gray on 6 Mar, 2018


Kim on 8 Jun, 2016

Amazing I loved every second of this walk even though it was drizzling

Syd on May, 2013


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