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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

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Address: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8938 1120
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Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’. This spectacular...
Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’. This spectacular landform lies about 50 kilometres drive from Uluru and Yulara. This area is an Anangu men’s site and is sacred under Tjukurpa(traditional law). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit this place but as with all areas of the park, please stay on the marked tracks.
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A wonderful Rocks in the Red Center

Kata Tjuta are some enormous rocks located in the middle of nowhere, then you only can see this rock in 50 km around. It is so wonderful, beautiful, great! I do not have words to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Manresa, Spain
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Manresa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Kata Tjuta are some enormous rocks located in the middle of nowhere, then you only can see this rock in 50 km around. It is so wonderful, beautiful, great! I do not have words to describe this nature wonder! You can walk in some marked walks. It is so interesting! You can do the Valley of the Winds walk in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stopped here on our 1st day in the National park and should have gone back, wow what a place and the walks when open and just great although again 36c+ and they shut the Valley of the winds. what's going on here its always this hot.....Anyway stopped in the car part in the sun and went to the water... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Kata Tjuta is a relatively unknown rock formation near to Uluru in the National Park and is truly spectacular, go in the early morning or in winter so that it isn't too hot and bring a light jacket as it is cooler in the shade of the rocks. From a distance Kata Tjuta looks pretty impressive, and its name means... More 

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Summertown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took a tour of Kata Tjuta through the AAT Kings from Yulara resort and were not disappointed. This is a beautiful rock formation that doesn't get nearly the same amount of press as it's cousin Uluru. However, I found the trip out here well worth it. Although Uluru has the impressive size, I found the formations here much more... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Kata Tjuta is a series of rock domes in the middle of the Australian Northern Territories and equals its better known rival, Uluru (Ayers Rock), in its grandeur. Both Kata Tjuta and Uluru are within sight of each other so can be visited during a single trip to the area. The sunrise and sunset tours are highly recommended. Beware the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Olgas are truly amazing in their shape and configuration. We didn't venture too far in to see them as it was 42 degrees and mid afternoon (do your touring first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon) but even from afar they are a collection of rocks that make you happy to be there :)

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I'd no knowledge of Kata Tjuta till we arrived at Uluru Resort and met our guide. This was a great surprise and the walk up Walpa gorge will be remembered by all who walked. 47c is really hot and is an experience. Who'd expect to see tadpoles swimming in the litle streamlet from the rains earlier in the week? Valley... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I didn't know about these sandstone monoliths close to Uluru, I thought it stood alone, miles from anywhere and anything, but no...a spit away you find Kata Tjuta, meaning many heads. It's a wonderful area, with separate monoliths clustered together, one taller than Uluru. I actually enjoyed it more here as you can walk through them, and get close to... More 

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Campbelltown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Although it was quite hot (35º), we still enjoyed out two trips to The Olgas. On our first trip, I did the 9 or 10 km walk which I enjoyed immensely. However, I was properly prepared with excellent hiking footwear, clothing, hat and plenty to drink. Please take your time to properly appreciate the view. You should NOT go if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A must see on your trip. However pass on the sunset stop and drive closer yourself. The views are much better as the trees are now quite high so hard to get a photo with the full extent of the rocks. Walk is worth it - to go down into the gully is just magic.

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