Kata Tjuta / The Olgas (NT)

The Red Core in Australia is home to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (the Olgas), a natural wonder and cultural landmark. Travel around the towering rock domes, sparkling at sunrise and sunset. The ochre-colored shapes, situated approximately 40 km west of Uluru, are an interesting and mesmerising sight.

Choose from a variety of walking trails ranging from simple walks to longer, tougher paths. You can sit and take in the beautiful panoramic view of the domes at the end of the short walk to the Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing area.

The Walpa Gorge Walk is a rocky track which rises gently and passes rare plants, leading to a spearwood grove. The Valley of the Winds Walk is the longest of all trails at Kata Tjuta – a fairly challenging route with spectacular views. It’s very steep in places, but it’s worth the effort on the 7.4 km circuit – it takes you between the domes, across stream beds and away from crowds.

Kata Tjuta is sacred to local Aboriginal Anangu people, who have lived in the region for over 22,000 years, meaning ‘many heads.’ It forms an important spiritual focus in their lives. As a tourist you can enter a cultural tour to learn some of the sacred history of the area and the storeys of Dreamtime.

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal property and managed jointly by its ancestral owners of Anangu and Australia Parks. The park is listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO for its ecological as well as cultural values.

(Article by northernterritory.com)

Tours to Kata Tjuta

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