Kata Tjuta, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Although Ayers Rock 25 km (16 mi) gets all of the fame, Kata Tjuta is pretty spectacular in its own right. This group of 36 rocky domes also rises mysteriously out of the flat Outback, with the highest peaking 546 m (1,791 ft) above the plain. If you're keeping score, that's 198 m (650 ft) higher than Ayers Rock. If you've come all this way to see the more famous of the rock formations, don't miss this one. Put Kata Tjuta at the forefront of your travel plans using our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.
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  • We did the sunrise from the viewing platform and yes stunning views of both Uluru and Olgas from here. If you don’t like swarms of tourists waving devices everywhere - stay away. Big tip - wish we kne...  more »
  • The Kata Tjuta (Olgas) is a set of 36 lots that cover an area of almost 22 km ² in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. We did the full track, passing through the Valley of the winds (Valley of the Winds) and the Walpa Gorge. Were approximately 7.5 km of track in less than 4:00. Do this trail in the morning was crucial and very quiet, because the time wasn't so hot yet, nor the Sun so strong. In many instances, we had shade, is made by or through the clouds.
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  • We made two visits to Kata Tjuta. The first to observe the sunset. This was a memorable experience to see the sun setting across Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Truely magnificient to see how the setting sun ...  more »
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  • Would highly recommend walking the full circuit through The Valley of The Winds. I visited in July and the weather was perfect. Low 20's and not a fly in sight. The walk through The Olga's has so many different areas and views and hasn't been spoilt at all - the pathways are not overdone at all, so it feels like you are walking in the bush on your own.
  • In my personasl opinion a less appreciated, but more interesting geographic formation than Uluru. SERVICE Welcomed by friendly attendent and helpful. COST Adults $25 ( 16 years +) Child $12.50 ( 4- 15 years) Family 2 x adults 2 x children $64.00 SIGHTS Ayers Rock (Uluru) Olgas (Kata Tjuta) FACILITIES  Drop / flush toilets Observation areas for both cars and buses Sunset Observation and picnic areas Undercover and open bench seating Well signed walk areas Big information boards Drink water station WALKS Valley of the winds The initial walkway leading to the Valley of the winds is in considerable disrepair, loose rocks, erosin and very rough until you reach the molded stone pathway. Even there after, its very obvious the walkway hasn't been well maintained since our last visit in 2011. In 2011 the walkways were in excellent condition. Disappointing that the same standard of care no longer exists with increased entry fees? SUNSET OBSERVATION AREA Many of the undercover picnic areas do not have a view of the Olgas.  Sunset viewing is 100 - 600 meters further to the left. There are wooden seats, but not all allow clear view of the Olgas. Arrive early to ensure a clear view for photo taking. 2nd open area has less people due to tour buses catering for groups at the first open viewing area. TIPS Take your own chairs Arrange for your own bottle of wine + nibbles Dont forget your camera or smart phone REMARKS Toilets were pretty ordinary  Toilet paper not always refilled Not all had handsoap TIP If you have weak ankles ensure you allow twice the time stated in the tourist information. Wear ankle support or good enclosed walking shoes Take plenty of water
  • The olgas are amazing...
  • Such a beautiful and serene place. Great place to hike. Make sure you go there in the morning.
  • Loved it! Great outdoor experience and fascinating landscape!

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Where to stay in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The extremely remote desert location of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park makes it difficult to find accommodations near the landmark site, despite its incredible popularity. Most guests stay in the "nearby" city of Alice Springs-- 365 km (227 mi) from the park--and take a guided day trip to visit the rocks. If you have your own transportation, consider staying at the solitary hotel near the national park's entrance.
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