In previous topics, information has been presented about the Cultural Centre and other visitor destinations in the Visitor Guide, as well as their relationship to the key messages of the Park.
This topic focuses on practical information about the visitor destinations in the Park, much of which is also contained in the Visitor Guide.
At 1325 square kilometres (more than 500 square miles), Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park is a very large Park. To give some perspective, it is almost twice the size of Singapore!
Visitors who are recent arrivals from overseas can often be severely affected by local conditions, particularly the hot weather. It is imperative for the physical safety of all visitors that tour guides prepare them for their visit by telling them what conditions to expect and the appropriate attire to wear, as well as stressing the dangers of dehydration and getting lost.
Before planning a tour, tour operators and tour guides need to take into account:
- the condition and recent history (including medical history) of their clients
- the time of the year and prevailing weather conditions
- the duration of the tour activity
- all necessary supplies and equipment.
In addition, tour guides will need to be aware of other Park users, particularly others sharing the road - including cyclists and pedestrians.
A map showing the boundaries of Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park.
The additional readings in the right-hand column are for those who would like to know more about this topic.