The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) Tours

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Often overshadowed by their more famous neighbor, the mighty Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) are part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. This natural wonder, comprising 36 domed red rocks looming up from the desert plains, is a spectacular sight and one of the highlights of Australia’s Red Centre.

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.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Olgas are essential for outdoor and adventure lovers, and first-time visitors to the region. 
  • This is a sacred Aboriginal site, and climbing the Olgas 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.
  • The Olgas are located 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.

How to Get There
The Olgas are 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.

When to Get There
The Olgas are 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.

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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Address: Lasseter Highway, Yulara, 0872, Australia
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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner

Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) and Kata Tjuta are two of Australia’s most photographed natural wonders and this full-day tour takes in both. Enjoy guided hikes to the Walpa Gorge, Mutitjulu Waterhole, and the Mala Walk; visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre; and tuck into a traditional Aussie barbecue dinner as you watch the sunset over Uluru.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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4-Day Ayers Rock to Ayers Rock Camping Tour including Kata Tjuta Uluru and Kings Canyon

Immerse yourself in Australia's Red Centre on this 4-day, 3-night guided tour. First, visit Uluru for a walk around the famous rock formation. The next morning, watch the sunrise before visiting Kata Tjuta for a hike through the red sandstone domes. On the third day, head out to Kings Canyon and then on to Alice Springs. You’ll depart by air-conditioned bus the final morning for a 6-hour ride back to either Ayers Rock Airport or the resort. Accommodations include two nights camping out in swags and one night at a hostel in a shared room.
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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour by Helicopter from Ayers Rock

Enjoy an aerial view of Australia's Red Centre during a scenic helicopter tour of the famous landmarks Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Choose a 15- or 30-minute flight, or upgrade to an extended flight for the ultimate helicopter tour. As you go, hear informative commentary about these sacred Aboriginal sites and the region's geology from your pilot. Hotel pick up and drop-off from Ayers Rock resorts makes this a seamless sightseeing experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Best of Ayers Rock: Sunset Uluru and Sunrise Kata Tjuta Small Group Tours

Enjoy short guided walks and see the iconic monuments of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at both sunrise and sunset on this combo tour. Walk along the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) then watch the sun set over this giant monolith from a different perspective as you sip sparkling wine. Rise early the following morning to observe the many rock domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunrise followed by a picnic breakfast and a walk through Walpa Gorge. Numbers are limited to 11 participants for that personalized attention from your professional guide. Travel in air-conditioned 4WD vehicles from Ayers Rock Resort. Note: You can take both tours in one day or spread them over two days, in either order.
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Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip

Start your morning with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the sunrise at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). After early morning pickup, head into Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park and enjoy a light breakfast while waiting for the sunrise, then follow your guide on a short walk through the Valley of the Winds to reach superb lookout points. Learn about the history of Australia’s Red Centre and hear about the Anangu people, to whom this stunning region is sacred. This 5.5-hour tour is a must-do when visiting Ayers Rock Resort.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta Half Day Trip

Short on time? Marvel over the star attractions of Australia’s Red Centre on a half-day tour from Ayers Rock. Witness the dazzling sunrise over sacred Uluru from the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing platform and learn about the rock’s spiritual importance to the Anangu indigenous people. Then, embark on a guided hike through the red desert of the Walpa Gorge and get up close to the magnificent domed rocks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Kata Tjuta and Uluru Grand View Helicopter Flight

Savor views of Australia’s mesmerizing Red Centre from an unbeatable vantage point – on a helicopter tour! Take off for a thrilling 36-minute flight and soar over the UNESCO-listed monolith of Uluru, as your pilot fills you in on the landmark’s fascinating history and Aboriginal significance. Then, see the majestic peaks of Kata Tjuta or ‘The Olgas’ as you glide over the dramatic desert landscapes.
  • Duration: 36 minutes
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3-Day Ayers Rock to Alice Springs Camping Tour Including Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and Uluru

Spend a memorable three days exploring Australia’s Red Centre and experience the magic of the outback as you camp out beneath the stars. Marvel over the mesmerising landscapes of Uluru, Kata-Tjuta and Kings Canyon as you hike through the Valley of the Winds and the Lost City, and watch the sunset over sacred Uluru. That’s not all: sample typical Aussie bush tucker, ride a camel through the desert and learn about the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Kata Tjuta Sunset Half Day Trip

Wind down the day by watching the sunset over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Your guide takes you into Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park to enjoy the colorful sunrise while sipping a glass of wine and snacking on gourmet appetizers. Hear about the history and sacred significance of Kata Tjuta, and learn some of the legends of the local Anangu people. This 2.5-hour tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience of Australia’s Red Centre.
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Overnight Uluru (Ayers Rock) Small-Group Camping Tour

Discover the beauty of Australia's Red Centre on a 2-day camping tour of World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Start from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, then travel with your guide to Uluru and Kata Tjuta where you take walks, hear stories of Aboriginal culture, and watch the sunrise and sunset over Uluru. Camp overnight in the national park, sleeping under the stars. An ideal tour if you have limited time, this small-group tour offers an intimate experience at one of Australia's most iconic sites.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Ayers Rock Helicopter Tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus: 55-minute flight

Marvel over Australia’s most mesmerizing natural landmark as you soar overhead in a helicopter. Hop aboard for an exhilarating 55-minute flight, enjoy unrivalled aerial views of UNESCO-listed Uluru (Ayers Rock) and learn more about the sacred rock as you listen to the in-flight commentary. It’s not just Ayers Rock that you’ll see: look out for the glittering Lake Amadeus and the striking Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) rocks as you swoop over the desert plains. This morning or afternoon tour includes hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: 55 minutes
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Uluru Sunrise Half-Day Tour

Enjoy watching the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning tour that includes hot beverages and light snacks. Your guide takes you to a sunrise viewing platform that offers fantastic views of nearby Uluru and far-away Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Admire the sight of the morning sun sweeping over the majestic rock dome of Uluru, a must-do experience when visiting Australia's Red Centre.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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4-Hour Uluru Sunset Tour from Yulara

Combine sunset views of two of Australia's top natural landmarks—Uluru and Kata Tjuta—with appetizers and sparkling wine on this afternoon tour from Yulara. Walk through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge (depending on conditions) and visit both Uluru and Kata Tjuta with your guide to learn about the area's geology, history, and folklore through insightful commentary.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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5-Day Off-Road Journey from Ayers Rock to Alice Springs

Travel through the rugged Australian outback in a luxury 4x4 vehicle with a small group on this 5-day tour from Ayers Rock. Stay at luxury boutique retreats for 4 nights and dine on gourmet cuisine; let the driver/guide take care of the planning. National park fees and meals per itinerary included.
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Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise, or Sunset Tours

Enjoy a camel tour against the incredible backdrop of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kata Tjuta. Choose an express camel ride in the morning or afternoon, or select a sunrise tour (includes billy tea and baked beer bread) or a sunset tour (includes sparking wine, beer or soft drinks with snacks) and watch the changing colors of Uluru at dawn or dusk. You’re led through the outback in Australia’s Red Centre by an expert cameleer who shares knowledge of the desert’s wildlife and ecology along the way. Hotel transport included.
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3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon

Discover the highlights of Australia's Red Centre on a 3-day tour that takes in Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs. View the sunset and sunrise over Uluru, explore Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Walpa Gorge and Kings Canyon on guided hikes, and travel through the Australian Outback to Alice Springs via a huge cattle station. Learn about Aboriginal culture, see sacred sites and marvel at the natural beauty of the vast central desert.
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Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sounds of Silence Dinner in 3 Days

Get to know the 'Red Centre' on this 3-day trip to Ayers Rock (Uluru), including a trip to Katja Tjuta and a dinner under the stars. Round-trip airport transfer, 2 nights of accommodation, and some other meals included.
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Uluru (Ayers Rock) Outback Barbecue Dinner and Star Tour

Sip a complimentary glass of wine of beer as you watch the sun sink over Uluru (Ayers Rock), followed by an Aussie-style barbecue dinner. Snap photos of the spectacular hues reflected on the iconic monolith, located in Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia's Red Centre. Feast on mouthwatering dishes  as you watch myriad stars light up the night sky. After dinner, your central desert outback experience is enhanced with a star tour. Includes hotel transport from Ayers Rock Resort.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight: Ultimate Outback Adventure from Ayers Rock

See the major landmarks of Australia's red center from the air on a 6-hour scenic flight from Ayers Rock airport. View Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Lake Amadeus, and Kings Canyon. Touch down on the authentic country airstrip at Kings Creek Station, then drive along the George Gill Ranges to Kings Canyon where you take a one-hour walk. All flights have guaranteed window seats and informative commentary provided by your professional pilot.
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Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon in 3 Days

Combine the highlights of Uluru and Katja Tjuta with a rim walk around Kings Canyon on this 3-day trip. Transfers from Ayers Rock Airport and 2 nights at an Ayers Rock resort included.
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4-Day Red Centre Camping Safari from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Including Kings Canyon

This 3-night, 4-day tour allows you to explore the Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, and the outback town of Alice Springs. Travel from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock in an air-conditioned minibus, sleep around a campfire at a private campsite, and learn about the history and people of the area. Drinking water, some meals, and camping equipment provided.
  • Duration: 4 days
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The Ultimate Combined Kings Canyon and Red Center Experience by Air

Combine the best of both worlds on a tour that includes a helicopter tour and small plane tour. Ride in a fixed-wing aircraft over Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), and Lake Amadeus, then touch down at Kings Creek Station and transfer to your helicopter for your scenic 30-minute flight. Take in Kings Canyon and the George Gill ranges from the helicopter. The sunrise flight option is available for early risers, and you are guaranteed a window seat on all flights.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour

Camp in the Outback on this 5-day tour of Australia’s Red Centre, departing from Alice Springs. Travel by 4WD vehicle to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Swim in rock holes, take guided walks, and see the monoliths at sunrise and sunset. On a visit to the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community, you’ll witness ancient cave paintings and hear storytelling by Aboriginal guides. Enjoy campfire meals and sleep under the stars in private bush camps on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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Uluru Field of Light Sunrise Tour

Acclaimed artist Bruce Munro was so inspired by Ayers Rock (Uluru) that he created the Field of Light, an illuminated installation that channels the spiritual energy Munro felt during a visit the Australia’s Red Desert. Observe the radiant display and watch a magical sunrise at Ayers Rock (Uluru) on this 2-hour tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off. As you watch the sun rise majestically over the iconic Australian landmark, you’ll enjoy tea and coffee in the observation area and listen to commentary from your guide.
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