a-quick-travel-guide-for-uluru-kata-tjuta-national-parkSpread across an area of more than 2000 sq km, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Australia’s North Territory. The park is home to the famous pilgrimage spot of Ayers Rock, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, some locals consider the rock to be so sacred that they advice tourists against climbing it. If you are planning a holiday in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, here are some of the things you need to be aware of.

How to Reach the Park?
Taking a flight is definitely the best way to reach this park. Virgin Blue, Qantas and Jetstar are some of the airlines that offer direct flights to the Ayer Rock Airport from Sydney. Passengers can also drive along the famous Red Centre Way and explore the beautiful Australian outback on-route.

Best Time to Visit
May-September is the best time to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as the weather is quite pleasant during these months. It’s also the time when you can easily spot rare wildlife. Summer is the worst time to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as the temperature can get close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tips for Staying Safe
As it can get pretty hot travellers are advised to wear sunglasses, hats, good shoes and carry plenty of water. You are advised to walk during the cooler times of the day (before 11 AM in the morning and after 4 PM in the evening), and if you are not fit then avoid hiking on long distance routes. Always travel in groups, and obey all the signs and directions carefully.

Where to Stay?
Ayers Rock Resort is perhaps the best place to stay near the park. It’s just a 10 minute drive from the park. From air conditioned cabins and luxurious rooms to campsites, the park offers many accommodation choices. Longitude 131 is another famous hotel that you can book for your holiday.

Best Experiences to Try Inside the Park
Going to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and not enjoying the sunset over the Ayers Rock would be a sin. If you are interested in the history of the place then visiting the Cultural Centre would be a great idea. For adventure enthusiasts, there is a lot to do and explore here including the walk to the ‘Kantju George’ and ‘Mutitjulu Waterhole’.

The park is mostly full from May-September, so make sure you book your hotel accommodation and flight tickets in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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