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

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

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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Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
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Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
star-4.5
$220.19 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The magic of Uluru in one day
An excellent trip. Very long hours in the bus but catered for as best as possible. Large breakfast which would have had full marks if the plates and food were warm. Great lunch and bbq. This was a trip to not miss and well provided for those short of time. Uluru is magic with an added understanding of the Aboriginal culture provided in stories by the guide.
Sally_F, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Uluru

star-4
Good tour, good food, great guides
Narelle_O, May 2022
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Good tour. Disappointing as it was a cloudy wet day and so no sunset happened. But it was awesome to see the rock in the rain which is very unusual. Food and drinks good and plenty of it. Great guides. The bus needed a bit of maintenance!!! Make that a lot!!! It fogged up, dripped water on peoples heads, seat belts didn’t tighten on my body properly. Air con was freezing at times.
star-5
Seeing Kata Tjuta at...
Vicki_S, May 2022
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
Seeing Kata Tjuta at sunset was very disappointing but still great to see. The drinks and nibbles were fantastic but the flies were horrendous definitely make sure you take a fly net for your head.
star-5
Ross and all the staff...
Deborah_m, May 2022
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Ross and all the staff were great. So much easier to book with Viator or Emu Run than Voyages, really lovely trip. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Awesome tour
Sandra_M, May 2022
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Absolutely fantastic tour run so smoothly by everyone, cannot fault a thing. Karen and Lauren so knowledgeable. Long day but well worth every minute. Will never forget this tour and treasure experience for ever. Thank you everyone
star-5
Magical Tour
Turan_K, May 2022
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Water hole in Kata Tjuta & sunset in Uluru was very impressive . Our tour guide “Ross” was excellent, we loved his stories about the significant caves he took us.
star-5
Spectacular Sunset Tour of Kata Tjuta
Julie_C, May 2022
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
What a great way to see Kata Tjuta at sunset with great food and drinks. The trip guides were wonderful, very informative and helpful. The bus was so comfortable. Thank you Eddie and Rochelle for a wonderful afternoon/evening. Julie and Robert C.
star-4
Uluṟu
Jenny_C, May 2022
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Glow from Uluṟu. Kata Thuta walk. Beauty of rock formations. Friendly people. Long long bus trip home.
star-5
Loved Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Carol_T, May 2022
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Lauren was a great guide around Uluru, knowledgeable and informative, Ross our next driver was excellent. The walk in at Kata Tjuta was also interesting, time was a bit short so we didn’t quite make the end. The BBQ at the end while the was setting sunset was the perfect finish to the day.
star-5
A perfect day in Uluru
Ludk_H, May 2022
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Booked almost 2 months in advance, I expected just to see the indigenous places in central Australia. But I got much more. Besides everything run smooth and timely, both guides we had were experienced and explained everything in detail with an overview. Thanks!!!
star-5
Great tour of Kata Tjuta
Jamie_B, Apr 2022
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
Tony gave amazing commentary. Beautiful sunset with nice nibbles and drinks. I learnt a lot and had fun
star-5
A great day
Phil_P, Apr 2022
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Lauren was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we visited. The other guests were also a great bunch of people
star-5
Most memorable day of my life
DI_H, Apr 2022
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
The tour was well organised. We liked the three walks despite the hot weather. Everything ran smoothly until our bus broke down. The company and the drivers did an excellent job trying to save the day and we all managed to be transported back to our hotel safely, despite being on a long weekend. We also enjoyed the extra 2 hours watching sunset and moon rise at Uluru. It was amazing!

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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