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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8938 1120
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’. This spectacular landform lies about 50 kilometres drive from Uluru and Yulara. This area is an... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Like Uluru it's an incredible sight and well worth a visit. Easily accessible if you hire a car. We did one of the walks and then watched the sun set. Beautiful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is well worth the walk and visit were sensible shoes and take water. keep away from schhol groups if you can

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I hadn't been to Kata Tjuta for 30 years and had forgotten how beautiful and immense they are. The Walpa walk was lovely and cool and at the very end there was space to just sit and listen to the birds.

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australia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had hired a car for a couple of days which enabled us to visit Uluru and The Olgas in our own time. My husband took some fabulous photos of the sunset here. Worthwhile having a look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I love seeing this spectacular place up close. It is always worth the visit. I was only able to see the start of the walk as I was using crutches but this was stunning all the same! There were seats I could use whilst my friends continued the walk! There were times when I could hear the wildlife and no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Olgas are just as dramatic and beautiful as Uluru but in a totally different way. The geology is different, the landscape and the colours are almost surreal in their strength. I really recommend coming in the winter months for the quality of the light as well as the temperature. You don't have to be hugely fit to do the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The sandstone formations are just as spectacular as Uluru, but in a different way. Also, hiking through the Olgas is just incredible! They really do look like little heads!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are toilets and drinking water at the sunset viewing carpark. The walks are well worth doing and not too hard but start early as it warms up quickly.

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Cortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Olgas are stunning The walk up the Valley of the Winds was of moderate difficulty but again beautiful( I did both the base walk around Uluru and the Olgas in one day and that was a lot of walking!!)

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was the most amazing experience, walking around this ancient land, treading in the footsteps of travellers from thousands of years ago, wondering what they saw and how they held the land sacred?

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