Kata Tjuta is a place of stunning landscapes and local history. Also known as The Olgas, Kata Tjuta is located 300 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs and only 40 kilometres from Uluru. The Olgas are a set of famous rock domes that attracts both local and international visitors. You can visit Kata Tjuta by taking a tour or hiring your own car and exploring some of the attractions yourself.
Popular activities here include hiking, 4WD tours, and camel rides. You can also enjoy photographing the beautiful rock formations, especially at sunrise or sunset. This is when the red rocks that make up The Olgas glow in magnificent colours against blue skies. Kata Tjuta is the perfect destination to add to your red centre trip. Start planning your outback holiday now and explore more Northern Territory tours.
This epic adventure heads into the heart of the Red Centre starts with 1 night in Adelaide before travelling overnight in Gold Service onboard the mighty Ghan. Enjoy a night in Alice Springs visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges, then see the wonders of Uluru with 3 nights at Yulara including the stunning Sounds of Silence dinner. Re-board the Ghan for another night before finishing with 1 night in Darwin.
Fly into the heart of the nation for stays in Yulara (Uluru) and Alice Springs. Enjoy sunrise and sunset over the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), trek with camels through Uluru, take a view from above with breathtaking views and enjoy a once in a lifetime dining experience at Sounds of Silence under the Southern night skies. We then make our way into Kings Canyon where we enjoy cultural experiences, stop at Kings Creek Station before heading into Alice Springs to visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Finish off the tour with a bush style true outback style BBQ with a visit to Standley Chasm, driving via West Macdonnell Ranges and heading into Ormiston Gorge before flying home.
Kata Tjuta is a place that radiates beauty, history and culture. When visiting these stunning, ancient rock formations, take some time to partake in a local cultural tour to learn about the site's meanings and history.
Another activity you can do is the Walpa Gorge walk. This trail takes you along the base of the tall rock formation, giving you an excellent view. Walk under domes, up stone chutes and through narrow passageways on this magnificent trail. The Walpa Gorge Walk starts from Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre which is only a five-minute drive from Ayres Rock Resort. The entire walk will take around an hour so it’s important to bring protective clothing, sensible shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat.
If you’re feeling very confident in your walking abilities, the Valley of the Winds walk is another nature adventure to explore. This trail will take over three hours to complete and is only suitable for seasoned walkers. On this trail, you’re rewarded with two lookouts that give you an even better view of Kata Tjuta. This trail is perfect for early starters who are keen to see wildlife on the trail like kangaroos, lizards and native birds.
Snap the perfect picture at Kata Tjuta on your next Red Centre holiday with a Fun Over Fifty tour. Start planning your holiday now and find your perfect Kata Tjuta sunset tour.
Kata Tjuta, meaning ‘many heads’, is a sacred site to the local Aboriginal Anangu people who have lived on the land for over 22,000 years.
Kata Tjuta holds deep cultural significance to the Anangu people, who have lived in the region for thousands of years. It is a sacred site with important Dreamtime stories and ceremonies associated with it.
The best time to visit Kata Tjuta is during the cooler months, around April through to September, when the weather is typically more pleasant for outdoor activities.
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