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Travel bucket list idea:

Last updated: 24 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Mark Chipperfield

The extraordinary cave paintings at Cave Hill are one of the most significant art sites in Central Australia. They portray the Yankunytjatjara version of the story of the ‘Seven Sisters’, a Creation myth found throughout Aboriginal culture.

A highlight of the all-day excursion is a tour of the caves accompanied by a local Anangu guide. A lunch featuring bush tucker is also included. Tours are not recommended for families with small children.

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 7 hours

Getting there & doing it

Cave Hill is located on Aboriginal land, so you must visit as part of an organised tour. This involves a 2.5-hour road trip by 4WD vehicle from Yulara – they’ll pick you from your accommodation. Morning tea and a picnic lunch are provided.

When to do it

Available all year round, seven days a week. Pick up is at 7.30am, and typically you return late afternoon.

Avoid the height of summer (December-February) when temperatures become uncomfortably hot.

Destination guides including or relevant to this experience

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Northern Territory, Australia

The large red flat mountain at sunset.

The place to come for the Australian outback experience – jaw-dropping geological formations (including world-famous Uluru), sleeping out in swag bags, sampling bush tucker, and connecting with authentic Aborginal culture.