Adventure Journal: #63 Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
The world is your oyster. A phrase that ignites wanderlust faster than than you can shout elephant patterned harems. At the same time, it can also spark a little feeling most commonly known as FOMO. Fear of missing out. There’s so much to do, so much to see, so much to Instagram. Where do you even start?! Remain calm. Here at Luckies, our Adventure Journal was created to rid travellers everywhere of FOMO by acting as your very own travel bucketlist. Whether it’s nature, activity, culture or cuisine that gets your juices flowing, Adventure Journal has over 300 bucket list experiences for you to scratch off. Still not sold? Take a little look at Adventure #63: Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.
Travelling around Australia is pretty easy on the eye, we’re not going to lie. But once you’re sick of scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, taking selfies at Sydney Opera House, sailing around the disgustingly beautiful Whitsunday Islands, cuddling cute koalas and eating copious amounts of shrimps off the barbie, we think you should head to Adventure #63 in your Adventure Journal: Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
Located in Northern Territory, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is home to Australia’s most recognizable natural icon Uluru Rock. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site this epic sandstone monolith is something special, so it’s no wonder it is an Aboriginal sacred site and Australia’s most famous landmark! If doing the walking tour around its base isn’t appealing, there’s the option to do it on a bicycle/camel/in a helicopter instead. We’d recommend watching the sunset (or sunrise depending on how much of a morning person you are) from one of the two special viewing areas, famed for incredible pink, red and mauve skies you’ll be hashtagging #nofilter and gaining IG followers at a rate of knots!
The park also contains Kata Tjuta, known to some as Mount Olga – 32 weathered rock domes. Feeling energetic? Sign up for the 7.4 kilometre ‘Valley of the Winds’ walk. Breathtaking in both senses of the word, the views are definitely worth the profuse sweating and minor heart palpitations that may ensue.
Fancy exploring the culture of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park? Take the Aboriginal Tour and learn more about the history of this Anangu sacred site, including Dreamtime stories, ancient paintings and local bush tucker (no Ant and Dec won’t be present). The Aboriginal traditional landowners of Uluru and Kata Tjuta speak their own language and have lived in the area for at least 22,000 years, meaning there’s plenty of interesting history to soak up.