Audio tour 3 - Cultural Centre highlights
- Location: Cultural Centre | Duration: 2m20s
- Download audio tour 3 | Cultural Centre highlights (MP3 - 2.68MB)
- Learn more about the Cultural Centre
- Back to audio tours
You are now at our Cultural Centre. This is a great place to find out more about our park and introduce you to the foundation of Anangu culture - Tjukurpa.
Tjukurpa is traditional law that guides Anangu daily life - visiting the Cultural Centre first will give you a better understanding of how traditional law guides the management of our park.
Enter the Cultural Centre through the Tjukurpa tunnel. You'll see how the buildings themselves are constructed to represent two important ancestral beings - Kuniya, the woma python woman, and Liru, the poisonous snake man.
Anangu people carry their culture through stories which are handed down through generations from grandparents to grandchildren. Three of these stories - the Kuniya, Liru, the Mala and the story of Lungkata are told in the Tjukurpa tunnel. It's a great introduction before heading further into our park to see the physical evidence of these events for yourself.
DVDs are screened in the Cultural Centre. Check out Uluru: An Anangu Story if you are interested in early European history up to the mid 1980s when the park was handed back to its traditional owners.
The word inma is Pitjantjatjara for 'ceremony'. Inma is also the title of another film screened in the Cultural Centre which invites you, our visitor, to witness a ceremony up close - as if you were actually there.
Further into the centre you'll learn more about our natural environment - our plants and animals, as well as information about how Uluru was formed. If you've got any questions, our friendly staff can help you. They can also answer questions about weather, sunset and sunrise times and road conditions. Pick up your free visitor guide here too.
There are lots of other facilities at the Cultural Centre - toilets, picnic areas and gas barbecues. You can buy local artworks, souvenirs, snacks and drinks from stores managed by members of our local Mutitjulu community.