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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

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1,471 Reviews
Lasseter Highway, Yulara, 0872

The Basics

The best views of the Olgas are from the Kata Tjuta Dune viewing platform, especially at sunrise. Sunset visits are popular as well. Hikers can follow the Walpa Gorge walk (about a 1-hour circuit that passes between the two main domes) or the more challenging Valley of the Winds trail (a 3-hour circuit).

Day tours depart from Ayers Rock, Yulara, or Alice Springs, and often include a visit to nearby Uluru, a stop at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, or an Aussie-style barbecue in the Outback. Choosing a multi-day tour means you can travel farther into the desert to visit Kings Canyon or Lake Amadeus, enjoy camping beneath the desert stars, and experience the Olgas at sunrise and sunset. Adventurous travelers can also take a desert camel ride, an ATV safari, or a helicopter or fixed-wing scenic flight.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Ayers Rock

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Family fun
Paula_m, Jul 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Great experience with my family we loved every minute of it, we love walking around Uluru, saw emus and the cultural centre:) We highly recommended it.
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Great Adventure
Marjorie_A, Jul 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
From the moment we got picked up to the 1st stop and onwards, the first glimpse of the Rock was amazing. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, excellent day all round.
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Awesome
Sylvia, Jun 2021
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
The sights of the sunset over Kata Tjuta was incredible & a once in a lifetime opportunity, the beverages an d food met the criteria for this journey
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Guide Britt was great!
Lisa_Hughes, Jun 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Our whole experience was fantastic! Please pass on our thanks to guide Britt, she was very knowledgeable and was bus driver, guide and chef! Only another 2 people on our tour and we weren't rushed. Would highly recommend!
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The most amazing tour we have ever had! Thanks Emu Run/Britney!
DGCG, Jun 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Britney was a great tour guide/driver/BBQ chef and she made our 7 hours whole day a special one, and we loved it! The spot she set up our sunset dining table was perfect, and she cooked up our steak, sausages and onion in no time! Everything was perfect and we took many excellent photos during our trip, a perfectly run day for us! Will definitely choose “ Emu Run “ tours again in the future. Thanks Britney & Emu Run for such a beautiful and memorable day for us. 100%
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Uluru tour
Carolyn_S, Jul 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
The information was very informative the meals were very nice and the guide were vey nice and friendly
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fantastic
karenloraine, Jun 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Was a great experience, great staff, informative and finished of with a great BBQ with Uluru in the background. If you have limited time a brilliant way to see one of Australia's beautiful icon's.
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Spectacular Kata Tjuta
Alexandra_W, Apr 2021
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
From the moment we were picked up from our hotel we were given information about Kata Tjuta and the surrounds. Dylan was an excellent host!!! Watching sunset was incredible ......... Kata Tjuta lit up the sky😊
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Fantastic and enjoyable
Greg_R, Jun 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
It was a great experience. The only way to see the rock. Our tour guides Tony and Britt were both knowledgeable and a delight. There was so much we learned and wouldn’t have if we did it ourselves. The bbq was great to finish the day
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Absolutely brilliant
Dianne_B, Jun 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Our tour guide was informative and fun. Dinner was fantastic and the overall experience highly recommended.
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Terrific tour
Elizabeth_B, May 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
We loved our tour with Tony yesterday. Very knowledgeable, relaxed and engaging. Felt we saw all the highlights of Uluru and Kata Tjta. BBQ dinner was great and location perfect to capture the sunset 🌅
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Spectacular
Sylvia, Jun 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
It was a long day but well worth it. The team were all very helpful and well organised. The amenities were great and sights spectacular.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kata Tjuta is an essential stop for outdoor and adventure lovers, and first-time visitors to the region.

  • This is a sacred Aboriginal site, and climbing the rocks is considered disrespectful to the Anangu people.

  • Cell phone coverage can be limited, but Wi-Fi is available at the Cultural Centre in Uluru and Ayers Rock Resort.

  • Kata Tjuta is in the desert, so sunscreen, a hat, water, and comfortable shoes are a must. Prepare for high temperatures during the day and chilly weather at night.

  • Alcohol is not allowed in the park except on organized tours.

  • The Kata Tjuta Dune viewing platform is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Kata Tjuta is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, around 25 miles (40 kilometers) and a 40-minute drive west of Uluru. The closest accommodation and restaurants are the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara, a 45-minute drive; the nearest major town, Alice Springs, is an over 5-hour drive. Regular flights run to Ayers Rock Airport and Alice Springs Airport, while cars and buses arrive via the Northern Territory’s scenic Red Centre Way.

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When to Get There

Kata Tjuta is visitable year-round. May through September offer cooler weather that’s better suited for hiking and sightseeing tours. In summer (December to March), when temperatures can go above 100°F (38°C), it’s best to plan activities before 11am. Try to visit at sunrise or sunset, when the changing light casts colorful hues over the rocks.

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What Are The Olgas?

Volcanic activity some 550 million years ago formed The Olgas, 36 enormous domed rocks made from the same arkose sandstone as Uluru. The domes stretch over a massive 12-mile (20-kilometer) area, and the highest peak—Mount Olga—is much higher than Uluru at 1,790 feet (546 meters). The OIgas are traditionally known by their indigenous name, Kata Tjuta, which means “many heads,” and the site remains of great cultural and spiritual importance to the Anangu people.

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