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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  • Uluru gets all the hype, but the other rock formations in Kata Tjuta are also really amazing... flat ground and suddenly large rock formations rising from it. I could have spent days here. 
    Uluru gets all the hype, but the other rock formations in Kata Tjuta are also really amazing... flat ground and suddenly large rock formations rising from it. I could have spent days here.  more »
  • Such an amazing place to visit, I had a more spiritual connection here. The walk is certainly worth the view at the end. Magical place, so pleased with this tour with Kayla. Sunrise, hearty breakfast....  more
    Such an amazing place to visit, I had a more spiritual connection here. The walk is certainly worth the view at the end. Magical place, so pleased with this tour with Kayla. Sunrise, hearty breakfast....  more »
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  • 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.
  • The Olgas are truly more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Best tip is to do the entire 7km circuit walk, early in the morning before the sun and the flies get brutal (and it is quiet). In some parts the walk is steep and tricky but it took us a little under 3 hours and was absolutely worth the effort and aching muscles afterwards. We had our four kids with us (all older than 11) but they got through it okay. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers here when they said that the Olgas are more memorable than Uluru but both are incredible.

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