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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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#2 of 68 in Nature in Northern Territory
World heritage site · Mountain · Geologic Formation
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Although Ayers Rock 25 km (16 mi) gets all of the fame, Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga 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 / Mount Olga at the forefront of your travel plans using our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.
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  • You need an extra day at Yulara to view the Olgas at sunset and to walk the Valley of the Winds. Similar to Uluru but different. Very ethereal especially at sunset 
    You need an extra day at Yulara to view the Olgas at sunset and to walk the Valley of the Winds. Similar to Uluru but different. Very ethereal especially at sunset  more »
  • A great place for a drive and walk, stunning landscape and scenery. Make sure you wear lots of insect repellant and maybe buy a net for your head! Makes a big difference 
    A great place for a drive and walk, stunning landscape and scenery. Make sure you wear lots of insect repellant and maybe buy a net for your head! Makes a big difference  more »
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  • The Olgas are made up of 36 formations, although they are thought to have been one huge piece of rock, much like Ayers, that has weathered over millions of years. The highest point is Mount Olga, rising to 546m above ground, some 200m higher than Ayers Rock. It’s about 22kms around the circumference (Ayers Rock is about 10kms), although visitors can also walk right through the grooves for some stunning vistas and fewer crowds. There’s a variety of walks to be enjoyed, stretching from just 600m to over seven kilometres. The Walpa Gorge walk, at 2.6kms, is one of the easiest and most popular. For those that have time however, the Valley of the Winds walk takes in a looped trail and fantastic viewpoints.
  • This is another amazing natural formation that emerges from the desert. We went on the sunrise tour to view the formation and it was worth it ( a bonus is to see in the distance the sun rise behind Uluru from the viewing platforms). There are two walks available but we only did the shorter Walpa Gorge walk which takes about an hour to return). To undertake this walk it is recommended that you have decent walking/hiking shoes as it is an uneven rocky surface in parts.

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