Visitor and Tourism Services
It is important to traditional owners that visitors to Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park learn something of Anangu culture while they’re in the Park and the area. Anangu want visitors to have a safe stay, and to return home with new knowledge that they can share with others. Anangu also want to ensure the Park’s natural and cultural assets are protected.
Just as there are a number of factors to consider in the management of the Park, there are also a variety of factors that need to be considered in relation to the large numbers of people that visit the Park. This is the responsibility of the introducing the large number of visitors to the park each day.
For this reason, the Visitor and Tourism Services (VTS) section. has been tasked with educating visitors about the park and its culture, making it accessible to visitors, tour guides and the media.
This role of VTS involves:
- liaising with guides and the visiting public, and educating them about the natural and cultural aspects of the Park
- managing the Park’s cultural centre and entry station
- issuing media permits
- producing publications and interpretative signs
- discussing information materials and publications with traditional owners and other park managers
- addressing issues relating to the health and safety of visitors
- ensuring visitors and park staff are complying with requirements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
- ensuring all messages are consistent with Tjukurpa.
As a tour guide, the Cultural Centre information desk or Entry Station should be your first point of call if you have any queries.
The following readings offer an insight into the variety of factors that need to be considered in the management of visitors to the Park, as well as detailing how they are introduced to the Park.
The further readings in the right-hand column are suggested for those who have the time and interest in pursuing added knowledge about this topic.