Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2633

This famous national park is located near the centre of Australia in the southwestern corner of Australia’s Northern Territory. The total area is 1,325 km2. The heritage site was formerly known as Uluru (Ayers Rock) National Park. The unique and spectacular geological structure overlooks the endless red sand plains of central Australia. Uluru’s rock monoliths and the Kata Tjuta to the west have been regarded as religious mountains for the world’s oldest human society. The Anangu aborigines are the traditional owners of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta area.

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