A closer look at UNESCO WHS: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

13 05 2009

Name: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Country: Australia
Type: Mixed
Year of inscription: 1987, extended in 1994
The site in Google Maps

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation located in the Northern Territory of central Australia. Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area. It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site for both its natural and man-made qualities.

This is the postcard of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in my collection, this card shows actually only Uluru. Kata Tjuta is a site nearby but they are listed together:

Due to the lack of a postcard of Kata Tjuta, a photo. I will replace as soon as I receive a card of Kata Tjuta.

I have also visitid both sites myself. 🙂 We didn’t climb Uluru, because the place is sacred to the Aboriginal people, but we did the 10 km base walk early in the morning. At Kata-Tjuta we walked some kilometers on and between the rocks.