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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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A lot of people say the Olgas are better than the rock and I can see what they are saying. Its hard to put into words why I enjoyed this more than the rock but I certainly did. Maybe because its less crowded and you are not walking on a smooth path so it feels a bit more natural. The... More

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Exeter, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

After viewing the sunrise over Kata Tjuta, we drove around to take the short walk through Walpa gorge. From a distance, you don't realise how massive the domes are. The size doesn't show up as well in photos, but in person it is very impressive. As we went in winter, it was very cool in the gorge out of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent a couple of hours trecking through Walpa Gorge, however Karingana Lookout and Karu Lookout in Valley of the Winds provide great scope for photographers. Sunrise ans sunset views are available.

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Perth, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Olgas are another rock formation near Uluru, and the park entrance enables you to see both. We drove around to the Olgas, the view the entire way was amazing. We stopped and walked through the Walpa Gorge, and was just awestruck by the sheer size of the Olgas, and the beautiful landscape they produced. Although the Olgas are close... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you got to Uluru, it's worth stopping by the Olgas as well. They're also an amazing feature on the Australian landscape and you can lose a few hours here observing them or doing some of yeh great walks in the area.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We didn't hike around Kata Tjuta or climb it, but we did see if from everywhere! Long before our first glimpse of Uluru we saw Kata Tjuta and our anticipation for the Uluru experience began to grow. After Uluru we still enjoyed Kata and her shapes and ever changing shadows.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Valley of Winds walk is spectacular. It took about 3 hours to do and wasn't too strenuous. There is only one really steep hill and I'd recommend doing the walk "backwards" from the usual direction - our tour guide said it was safer to go down the side that you usually walk up (if that makes any sense). Basically,... More

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited Kata Tjuta as part of a three day outback tour with Emu Run Tours (highly recommended tour company). We thoroughly enjoyed the 7km hike through the valley and even spotted a mob of 'Roos in the scrub brush. Make sure to leave time in your itinerary to see Kata Tjuta as part of your trip to see Uluru.

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We self drove to the Olgas for the day. We stopped at the 'sunrise' lookout first to get a distance view which is well worthwhile. We first did the Valley of the Winds walk with 4 adults and 5 kids aged 8-14. It says 4 hours for the 7.4km walk and it took us 3 hours including about 1/2 hour... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family found the Valley of Winds walk a great family trip. We went to the second lookout which took us two and a half hours. The circuit would have been too long for us. Our two sons six and eight did the walk comfortably. Take some water and a snack. Can fill water up along the way. Found it... More

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