Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is inscribed on the World Heritage List for both its natural and cultural values. Rising from the broad desert plain in the deep centre of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon.
The famous rock stands 348m high and, like an iceberg, has most of its bulk below the surface. It is located 440km south-west of Alice Springs. Forty kilometres further west lies Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), complex piles of wind-smoothed rock domes that date back 500 million years. Both Uluru and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners.