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Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Latest news

Welcome to the latest news page for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As you can see, there is always lots going on! Feel free to pass these stories around or contact us if you would like more information

 

New eNewsletter out now | Wariringanyi (Winter cold season)

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15 August 2013

Find out what is happening at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Wariringanyi, the cold winter season.

We've got new activity booklets for kids, feedback from visitors and updates on what we're doing for the endangered mala!

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New eNewsletter out now | Wariringanyi (Winter cold season)

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16 May 2013

Find out what is happening at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Wariringanyi, the cold winter season.

We've got new activity booklets for kids, feedback from visitors and updates on what we're doing for the endangered mala!

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Uluru wins top tourism award

Uluru tourism award

18 February 2013
On Friday night Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park took out the top prize at the Qantas Australia Tourism Awards in Hobart, winning major tourist attraction.

The judges recognised the park as an outstanding hallmark attraction, providing world-class tourism experiences through its natural and cultural heritage.

Today more than 250,000 people from Australia and around the world visit the dual World-Heritage listed park each year.

Read the media release | Read the blog post

 

Extreme heat - walking track closures

6 February 2013
We have recently had a number of serious heat-related incidents around the base of Uluru due to the excessively high temperatures this summer period.

For visitor safety, portions of the Uluru base walk will be closed in high risk areas, where extreme heat and exposure is the greatest. While temperatures above 40 degrees persist, the following tracks will close:

Please drink plenty of water - we advise at least one litre an hour.

Even where walks are open, we advise all visitors to walk early in the morning in the cooler part of the day, and complete their walk before 11:00 am.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts temperatures of up to 45 degrees for at least the rest of this week.

We'll keep everyone updated via this website and Facebook as the situation changes.

 

Get Uluru birds in your pocket

Uluru birds app

6 February 2013
Now you can carry Uluru’s birds with you wherever you go - with our latest bird app. ‘Uluru birds’ details 50 species found in and around the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

You’ll find information on where the best places to spot birds are and some itineraries to help you make the most of your time at the park. Plus, Pitjantjatjara words are featured to extend your connection with Anangu, the people who call Uluru home.

‘Uluru birds’ is available for free download in the Apple iTunes store and is the perfect addition to our Kakadu, Booderee and Christmas Island National Park bird apps. You can also use the app alongside our free Uluru audio tours for an info-packed visitor experience.

Please enjoy learning more about our parks and these captivating creatures. And don’t forget to share them with your friends, rate them and leave us your valuable feedback!

Download the app from the iTunes store | Find out more about Uluru’s birds | See all our apps

 

Tribute to Uluru senior traditional owner

21 January 2013
Family, friends, board members past and present and park staff celebrated the life of a senior traditional owner on Saturday.

Kunmanara was a key senior elder in the fight for the handback of the title deeds of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Involved from the beginning of the park's  joint management,  he used his knowledge of place and Tjukurpa to make sure park business was done the right way.

Kunmanara was a strong law man who guided our staff by generously sharing his knowledge. He stayed involved with the park for many years and served both as board member and chairman while on our board of management.

His legacy is now being carried on by his daughter Pantjiti who is a current serving member of the board.

The Uluru climb was closed on Saturday out of respect for this great man.

 

Uluru wins top tourism award!

Traditional owners Judy Trigger and Millie Okai with the Award

Traditional owners Judy Trigger and Millie Okai with the Award

18 November 2012

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park took out the top prize at the 2012 Brolga Territory Tourism Awards in Darwin, winning the Major Tourist Attraction. The judges also gave the park an encouragement award in the cultural and heritage tourism category. The prestigious awards recognises the park's commitment to offering visitors a rewarding experience of the Northern Territory's Red Centre and the opportunity to learn more about Anangu culture and history.

Read the media release

 

New eNewsletter out now | Piriya (Summer season)

26 October 2012

Find out what is happening at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Piriya, the summer season.

Park staff are working hard to protect the natural and cultural values of the park, it's been an action packed Junior Rangers program, and we've installed new signs along some of our popular walks.

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New eNewsletter out now | Wariringanyi (Winter cold season)

20 July 2012

Find out what is happening at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Wariringanyi, the winter cold season.

Controlled burning is underway, NAIDOC week has come and gone, and the latest results from our animal surveys are in!

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Our blog has moved

19 July 2012

Our blog has moved! Don't worry, you will automatically be redirected to the new blog site, but you may wish to update your bookmarks to:

blog.parksaustralia.gov.au

Get all the latest exciting news from Parks Australia!

 

Hezekiel Jingoonya and Minister Burke

Congratulations Hezekiel! NAIDOC Week Male Elder of the Year

9 July 2012

Anangu elder and Uluru staff member Hezekiel Jingoonya has been named Male Elder of the Year in the 2012 NAIDOC Awards.

Hezekiel accepted the award via video at the NAIDOC Week ball held in Hobart last Friday night.

Watch Hezekiel's acceptance speech on YouTube | Find out more about NAIDOC Week

 

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Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our new audio tours

29 June 2012

Download our new audio tours now to help plan your trip to the park. Take them with you to listen to as you drive or walk around. They'll give you an idea of what to see and an insight into Anangu culture.

Download the audio tours

 

 

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New eNewsletter out now | Itjanu (summer wet season)

5 April 2012

Find out what is happening at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in itjanu, the summer wet season.

Controlled burning is underway, our junior rangers are keeping very busy and the latest results from our animal surveys are in!

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A ranger working in the field | Grenville Turner

A ranger working in the field
Photo: Grenville Turner

Recognising our rangers

13 March 2012
Do you know a ranger who has made an outstanding contribution in the Northern Territory? Now is your chance to nominate them for the inaugural NT Ranger Awards!

Rangers do an amazing job across all of our parks and Indigenous Protected Areas. They have a wide range of responsibilities - from fire, weed and feral animal management to managing visitor facilities, services and safety and providing environmental and cultural education programs.

The Northern Territory Government has established the NT Ranger Awards to recognise the many achievements of the Territory's 600 plus rangers.

For more information or to nominate a ranger or ranger team visit:

nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/nt-ranger-awards

 

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Learn Pitjantjatjara

24 February 2012
Have you ever wondered how to pronounce Pitjantjatjara? Pitjantjatjara is one of the languages spoken by Uluru's Anangu traditional owners.

Learn Pitjantjatjara by listening to Anangu people speaking in their native tongue. Over 100 common words can be heard here, along with interesting information about other Anangu languages.

Learn Pitjantjatjara

 

 

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