Marooned in the Red Centre, Yulara is a gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The township is a 10-minute drive from the main entrance and offers a wide range of services, as well as unique cultural attractions such as the Field of Light art installation and Wintjiri Arts Museum.
Things to do in Yulara
For most travellers, Yulara is a launchpad to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Inside the spectacular park, you’ll find two of the most iconic natural wonders in Australia. Formed more than 550 million years ago, Uluru is a mighty sandstone monolith that towers over the Red Centre. A sacred site for the local Anangu people, Kata Tjuta features 36 soaring dome-shaped rocks, some more than 546 metres tall.
The Wintjiri Arts Museum showcases the rich indigenous heritage and culture of the Northern Territory. You can admire colourful dot paintings by local Anangu artists and browse the gift shop for original dot paintings, jewellery, glassware and other treasures.
Featuring more than 50,000 stems topped with illuminated frosted glass tips, the Field of Light art installation looks like something from a dream. It was created by iconic British artist Bruce Munro and boasts a spectacular setting in front of Uluru. Visit at sunrise to beat the crowds and experience the Field of Light at dusk.
Both educational and entertaining, Red Desert Reptiles offers a chance to observe king brown snakes, blue tongue lizards, bearded dragons and carpet pythons. The centre is located on a working camel farm where you can book guided safaris to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Getting around Yulara
Yulara is compact and easy to get around on foot. Most travellers arrive by private vehicle due to its remote setting. Ayers Rock Airport is a five-minute drive from the town centre and Alice Springs is a five-hour drive north-east.