Minimising environmental impact
Set in the unique arid environment of Central Australia, Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park attracts visitors who come to see not only the spectacular natural environment but also to experience the world’s oldest continuous culture.
Since the commencement of planning in the late 1960s, when the impact of visitors became evident, visitor infrastructure has been put into place to try and minimise impact on the natural and cultural values of the Park.
The type and severity of this impact can be minimised through the knowledge, actions and attitude of people visiting the Park, which is often strongly influenced by their tour guide.
In this section we’ll look at minimising the impacts of tourism in the Park, ecotourism, permit requirements and the professional development of tour guides.
We will cover the following topics: