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am Uluru
Northern Territory Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP
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Alice Springs (about 480 km)

The main attractions of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Nationalpark are Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
These names are based on the language of the Anangu aborigines. For most tourists Ayers Rock is probably
the embodiment of Australia and the outback. But if you travel through the rest of the continent you may
revise your opinion. Nevertheless the red rock is amazing and should be part of your route. There are several
walking trails around Uluru. The Base Walk guides you once around the rock on about ten kilometers and
might be the most interesting walk. Climbing Uluru is mostly possible but the aborigines like the tourists staying
at the bottom due to their religion. Anyway it is sometimes forbidden to climb the rock to save the
environment. While walking around Uluru have a closer look to the amazing different kinds of weathering..

In addition you can do a scenic flight over Ayers Rock and the Olgas. The Olgas are situated 30 kilometers
from Uluru by air whereas it takes 50 kilometers on the road. Kata Tjuta means many heads and the
highest peak is Mount Olga (546 meters), that is more than 200 meters higher than Uluru.
Here, too, are several nice walking trails. The main trail leads through the Valley of the winds.
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