Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is located 50km west of Uluru within the World Heritage-listed Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park. The traditional aboriginal name for The Olgas means “many heads”. There are 36 red rock domes congregated on the desert plain and have great cultural significance to the native aboriginals. Mt Olga is the tallest dome standing at 546m, being 200m higher than Uluru.
There is a sunset viewing area at The Olgas with facilities and wheelchair access and there are two marked walking tracks available to the public, all other areas are sacred and restricted. The Walpa Gorge Walk is a relatively easy 2.6km return walk through a gully inhabiting rare plant life and views of the surrounding domes and desert landscape. The Valley of the Winds Walk is a 7.4km full circuit and is difficult in places but worthwhile if you have the stamina. The first lookout is 1.1km from the carpark for those not keen for the longer walk.
The mysterious domes of The Olgas appear most impressive at sunset and sunrise. They are stunning formations in red desert country and their presence is an amazing natural phenomena.