Lungkata to Mutitjulu Waterhole
The Lungkata to Mutitjulu Waterhole is a return walk starting from the Uluru Road in Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. The walk takes you through a natural desert landscape, offering opportunities to touch the rock and feel its textures, as well as see thousands of birds in elevated caves and crevices. It also tells the story of Lungkata, the lizard man with a blue tongue, Tjukurpa (who has teachings about theft), and the Panpalala (ancestral birds that get their name from their call). At dusk, the rock glows red and warmth emanates from it. Mutitjulu Waterhole (permanent) offers a serene setting to immerse oneself and embrace the echoes of primordial existence. It holds a significant place in the hearts of Uluru's Traditional Owners, who often escort esteemed guests such as the Dalai Lama to this sacred site. Visit this location during/after rainfall to catch the waterfalls at their strongest. Binoculars or a long lens are recommended to make the most of your birdwatching experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Anangu people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.