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The mala walk follows the north-west side of Uluru. There are many fine examples of Anangu rock art along this walk, and you can experience the sheer vertical walls and profound peacefulness of Kantju Gorge. 2 km return | 1.5 hrs | wheelchair access
Kata tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8938 1120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk early before the crowds. We got here about 7:30 and pretty much had the place to ourselves. A chance to hear the wind and water. Stop when and where we wanted, for as long as we wanted.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HappyTrailsNV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the free guided Mala walk at 8am. The tour guide was interesting and informative. Really enjoyed seeing Uluru up close and the different caves - boys cave, mens cave, old mens cave, womens cave etc... and learning about them. Took about 2 hours...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank snowtan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went walking around the base of Uluru beginning before sunrise, and it was fabulous. This part of the walk has some caves with aboriginal art, which was so interesting. We had a talk by an Aborigine too, which was so interesting and educational. Don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Mala Walk is full of Aboriginal history and arts. There are a few caves or places where you get to see ancient drawings (Aboriginal symbols) on the wall. I went there in the early morning to avoid the heat (forecasted at 42'C that day). Anyway,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cobymelb
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

The Mala walk begins at 8:am from the Make carpark. (base of the climb) On arriving to the carpark you drive along the road till you turn left at a bend,then the rock is directly in front of you. What a sight!! The walk is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank adiek2016
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

The Mala Walk has nice interpretive signs about indigenous beliefs, as well as the flora and fauna. The cave paintings are fascinating. Walking with the trail will take you 30 minutes. With the ranger it’s 2 hours, then the sun gets really hot, and it’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mauibeth
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We walked around Uluru at sunrise at 6am. No one around then and we followed the path all the 10.5 km around. We finished at 9am before it was too hot. Great views of the rock, colours changing all the time

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 689garym
Reviewed 2 December 2018

You can do the Mala walk on your own but we found the 8:00am walk with the Ranger to be a great choice. She was very informative & knowledgeable and very dead set against doing the climb !! We saw things that once explained made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We did go after the sunrise to the parking lot. It was crowded with people going up Uluru but on the walk we were almost alone. Only when coming back some smaller group did arrive. The walk is very easy to do. Along the path...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341JanT
Reviewed 19 November 2018

While on a Tauck tour we went to Uluru. I will admit I was not thrilled at the idea at first. We had the GREAT fortune to have Leroy for our guide. His enthusiasm, personality and vast knowledge about Anagu people made it one of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Glenda2111 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we hired a car that way we weren’t restricted, apart from the cost of the rental you have to buy a park pass which is $25.00 each & is good for 3 days. We drove out to Uluru for the free ranger guided tour starts at... More
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Response from Kezwana | Reviewed this property |
When we went, there were a lot of people on the walk but they split it into two groups with a ranger guiding each group. They managed the groups very well and everyone could hear easily.
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22 July 2016|
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Response from MaxR664 | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10am walk. It took 1 to 1 and a half hours and I highly recommend it.