Audio tour 8 - Liru walk - Puti
- Location: Walking from the Cultural Centre to Mala carpark | Duration: 1m24s
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The Liru Walk is an easy, two kilometre walk starting at the Cultural Centre - it takes you right to the base of Uluru.
As you walk you’ll see scrubland, known to Anangu as puti. Mulga is the most common tree here.
When good food’s available, you may see animals like the red kangaroo, malu. Look down for honey ants, tjala, making their circular nests. You’ll notice many animal burrows, home to native mice such as the spinifex hopping mouse or to sand goannas. This is also a great walk for bird watching - if you go early in the morning, and stay quiet, you can check out many woodland birds.
Around you is one of the most widespread habitats in the park - the spinifex plains, known as pila, dotted with many desert oaks. If it has been raining, look for a plant with large, yellow flowers. This is the honey grevillea, kaliny-kalinypa. Anangu make a delicious bush cordial from its nectar.
Make sure you look across to Uluru on this walk - you’ll see parts of the rock that form the cultural journey of lungkata, the blue tongue lizard man.