News 27.10.20

LOCATION SPOTLIGHT: UNIQUE & GLORIOUS NORTHERN TERRITORY



Screen Territory is proud to present one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta

The structures are some of the most unique landscapes around the world.

At 348 metres high and with a circumference of 9.4 kilometres, Uluru (formerly known as “Ayers Rock”) is taller than Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the Chrysler Building in New York.

Notable for its changing colour deepening on time of day and year, Lonely Planet’s travel experts who have ranked Uluru in the top three locations to see in the world in 2020.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is located 25 kilometres by road from the town of Yulara, and 468 km from Alice Springs, and is amongst the most recognisable landmarks in the world.

Kata Tjuta, meaning “many heads”, is located 25 km to the west of Uluru, and consists of 36 domes. The highest dome, Mount Olga, is 546 metres high.

The traditional owners, the Anangu, have lived and managed this country for many millennia with archaeological evidence showing that Aboriginal people have inhabited Central Australia for more than 30,000 years.

Yulara, which is the closest town the “the rock” and Kata Tjuta, is easily accessible by air with its own airport and is home to the 228-room Sails in the Desert resort and the 218 room Desert Gardens Hotel.

Filming at both Uluru and Katja Tjuta requires a permit from the Federal parks authority, who liaise with the Traditional Owners on permitting permissions.

The average temperature high in the summer months sits around the high 90s (°F) while in the winter months (April to August) days generally average in the mid-70s to high 60s (°F) with colder nights (low 40s).

Previous productions include the much-loved I Still Call Australia Home Qantas commercial, A Cry in the Dark starring Meryl Streep, Brian Trenchard-Smith’s The Man from Hong Kong, documentary Baraka and more recently, Venice Film Festival nominated Tracks.

If you are interested in discussing a project and want to find out more about the Northern Territory, please get in touch with Screen Territory.