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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
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Uluru (Ayers Rock) and The Olgas Tour Including Sunset Dinner from Alice Springs
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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.
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Olympia, WA
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“See from the air!”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We took a half day tour to Kata Tjuta and walked Walpa Gorge with our guide. Excellent views of the rocks. Bring your fly net and water. The next day we took a helicopter flight to see Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Kata Tjuta looks entirely different from the air. Highly recommend a helicopter tour.

Visited November 2013
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Kata Tjuta is simply stunning. The best thing in a great area. The AAT Kings tour was outstandingly well organised and enjoyable.

Visited September 2013
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Sunshine Coast
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“Magical Place”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Near Uluru this is a place to visit please come and visit, look at this Marvel and leave it he way you found it. This is a magical place to the aboriginal people. Near the centre of Australia you can fly into Alice Springs and drive from there, you also have Kings Canyon close by. Best time to visit April-October to avoid summer heat if you are from a cool climate as it gets to 35-45C degrees

Visited June 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Actually prefered it from afar, but it was still good up close.”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

They look so much more interesting then Uluru from afar. But up close, they are just mountains. Still we came in by car and did the walk. Note - there are currently no shops anywhere around here, and the toilet is at the sunset spot, not the start of either walk.

We were told there were two: If you have lots of time or want to see the main walk: The Valley of the Winds Walk (30 mins to 3 hours) or the smaller (most tours seems to do this one): Walpa Gorge Walk (an hour) - the centre at Uluru has maps and advice.

We had the day, so went for the valley of the wind walk, which we were told was difficult, so weren't sure if we'd do the whole walk, but we went for it and found it fine.

The first part of the walk take you up the side and brings you to a great view as you reach the crest of the hill, to see the inside of the Olgas. It's worth the short walk. (30 mins, return)

The second part of the walk takes you down and around one side, up a few steep rock faces (careful of slipping) and again stops at a peak where you reach the crest and can see the other side. (about an hour each way, so 2-2.5 hrs return) - *we met others here doing the same, deciding from here to go on or head back. You can see how long it's taken you to get here and compare it to the other times. The others we met had taken 2 hours to get here, so we said they should head back the same way, while we'd been about an hour, so went on.

The third part loops from the second, around one of the domes, to the start again. It's flat(ish) once you get down the slope and are walking around in the centre of all these domes - some kangeroos are seen there - we didn't see any but the walk was nice (3-4 hrs return)

Note: there are a few water stations at the bottom of the slope after the first lookout (so if you're doing the longer walks) and to the left at the bottom (so towards the start or end of the full loop).

We had planned some time here, so had a day to do the walk and liked it, we were also there around the winter as they close the walk if it gets too hot. Take plenty of water! :)

Another good thing: A lot less crowded than Uluru, you can find areas all to yourself! :)

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Brilliant Experience”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Watching the sunrise over The Olgas (& Uluru) before trekking up them through the valley of the winds is a truly magical experience and not one to be missed. I would recommend a jacket if you are going to set off early - it's cold! You do warm up and get your heart rate up as the time goes on. You end up really high with rock surrounding you on most sides, well worth the trek.

Visited November 2013
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