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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
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
$207.13 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour and even greater tour guides
The whole day was absolutely awesome. Seeing Uluru and having dinner with such a lovely view of the rock was just incredible.
Graham_C, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Uluru

star-5
Great day relaxing and letting others do the driving
Kerrie_W, Oct 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
We had a really lovely day visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta before ending with a lovely BBQ dinner watching the sunset Very comfortable coach and a lovely well Informed guide The rock did not disappoint but I think the Olga are equally as impressive I highly recommend this tour
star-5
Want a great day this is it
Raymond_F, Oct 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
The tour around Uluru and the walk into Kata Tjuta were both great experiences. Also enjoyed all of the other walks and lookout. To finish off the day with the Uluru sunset barbecue really topped off the day. Tour staff were great, courteous and helpful and the day was most likely made so much more enjoyable because the temperature and weather on the day was glorious.
star-5
Excellent tour.
PatriceA_D, Sep 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Excellent tour. Long drive but well worth it. Carsen and Brit great tour guides and drivers. Views of Uluru and the olgas fantastic especially at sunset. All meals great sunset BBQ with wine. All together good value for money
star-4
A good one day option
Robert_P, Sep 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Professional outfit & a good option for those not needing to spend days in the area Staff were competent & knowledgable. Bus was modern . Pick up was on time
star-5
The walk into the Kata...
Peter_B, Sep 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
The walk into the Kata Tjuta canyon and the sunset Viewing were the highlights. The tour guides Reece and Britney did a great job.
star-4
Awesome
Sylvia, Jun 2021
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
The sights of the sunset over Kata Tjuta was incredible & a once in a lifetime opportunity, the beverages an d food met the criteria for this journey
star-5
Bucket list experience
Liz_H, Sep 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Excellent service and value for money. We saw everything that was promised. An early start but well worth it. Breakfast was plentiful and lunch on the go. The BBQ watching the breathtaking scenery finished it beautifully.
star-5
Day tour to Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Dave_Car, Sep 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
A great day out, our drivers were full of information about the local area with plenty to see. The meals offered during the day were great and filling.
star-5
Spectacular Kata Tjuta
Alexandra_W, Apr 2021
Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip
From the moment we were picked up from our hotel we were given information about Kata Tjuta and the surrounds. Dylan was an excellent host!!! Watching sunset was incredible ......... Kata Tjuta lit up the sky😊
star-5
Amazing trip of a lifetime
Liz_S, Aug 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Absolutely wonderful experience and the best way in our opinion to see the area. The young driver and guide were magnificent and a credit to your organization. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-5
Guide Britt was great!
Lisa_Hughes, Jun 2021
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner
Our whole experience was fantastic! Please pass on our thanks to guide Britt, she was very knowledgeable and was bus driver, guide and chef! Only another 2 people on our tour and we weren't rushed. Would highly recommend!
star-4
A very long but fun day
Hongyu_Z, Aug 2021
Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner
Good service. Attentive staff. Love the walks. Get to experience the landscape but not too tiring..Gain a bit of knowledge of the land.

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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