Pukulngalya yanama Ananguku ngurakutu. - Yankunytjatjara welcome
Pukulpa pitjama Ananguku nguarakutu. - Pitjantjatjara welcome
"This is Anangu land and you are welcome. Look around and learn in order to understand Anangu and also understand that our culture is strong and alive." © Traditional owner
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land, jointly managed by its traditional owners Anangu and Parks Australia.
The park, 1,325 square kilometres in size, is in the spiritual heart of Australia’s Red Centre in the Northern Territory, about 450 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs by road.
World Heritage listing
People from all over the world come to visit the World Heritage listed park, marvelling at its geological wonders, cultural significance and natural beauty.
Go to our visitor site if you’d like to find out more about what you can do when visiting Uluru.
First declared a national park under Commonwealth law on 24 May 1977, the Australian Government handed the deeds to the park back to its Anangu traditional owners on 26 October 1985. Anangu then leased to the Director of National Parks, to be jointly managed under a board made up of a majority of traditional owners.
Today this historic moment is known as ‘handback’ and is celebrated in the park every year.