7. Connect with local Maruku artists
Join a dot-painting or wood-carving workshop with local artists at Maruku Arts, a collective of some 900 Anangu artists from 20 remote desert communities around Uluru. Sit with the artists and learn about the ways of the desert, the symbols used in their art and local bush medicine. You might even pick up a few Pitjantjatjara words.
8. Ride, fly, segway or cycle
Walking isn’t the only way to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Join a sunrise or sunset camel tour or see the icons from above in a helicopter - or for the more adventurous - take a tandem skydive!. Jump on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle or a three-wheel trike for a quick 30-minute spin or the ultimate sunset tour. Glide your way around Uluru on a Segway or hire a bike and cycle around the monolith at your own pace.
9. Choose a piece from Wintjiri Arts and Museum
Visit Wintjiri Arts and Museum, an Indigenous art gallery at Ayers Rock Resort that exhibits works of its artists in residence from the Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra lands. Read the local history displays, watch artists work and choose something special to take home from art to bush medicine, soaps and cosmetics.
10. Join a paper-making tour in Curtin Springs
Hand make your own paper from native grasses at Curtin Springs, a working outback cattle station an hour's drive from Uluru. Join a one-hour tour or a two-day workshop and learn about the different grasses - spinifex, oat grass, woollybutt, kangaroo and kerosene and how they're turned into paper. In the longer workshop, you’ll cut, pulp and press the grass to create your own distinctive souvenir to take home.