Enjoy a small-group tour of majestic Kata Tjuta, one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders. Travel from Ayers Rock Resort in air-conditioned 4WD to Walpa Gorge, part of the Kata Tjuta site within World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Learn the natural history and cultural significance of this sacred site and walk through the gorge for an amazing perspective of this key landmark. Travel in a small group with a maximum of 11 participants for a more intimate experience.
After hotel pick up from Ayers Rock Resort, travel with your guide in an air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter through the stunning desert landscape of the Red Centre.
Drive about 45 minutes into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where Australian native animals including kangaroos and perentie lizards can sometimes be spotted.
When you arrive at Kata Tjuta, your guide leads you on an informative 1.5-mile (2.5km) walk through Walpa Gorge. Learn about the geology of the 36 dome-shaped rock formations that make up Kata Tjuta and admire the sheer scale of the red rock walls that surround you. Hear the wind (walpa) far above and marvel at this ancient place that is sacred to the local Aboriginal people.
After approx. 90 minutes exploring the gorge, your guide returns you to your Ayers Rock Resort accommodation.
Our small group tour to Kata Tjuta began on November 13 with our pick-up at the Desert Garden Hotel at 14:30 by SEIT Outback Australia. It took nearly 45 minutes to travel by small bus to Kata Tjuta where the group hiked into a mountainous area with explanations of some of the geology and flora provided on the way. It was not a strenuous walk but hot for which water was provided. There were also explanations of some of the Anunu beliefs involving the Kata Tjuta.
It was a well run tour and the guide was lovely.
This tour was amazing!
Great being in a small group rather than the big buses you see carting tourists around. Excellent guide. Highly recommended.
This was a lovely trip and the guide was extremely informative. It was a very hot day and she made sure everyone was safe on the walk to the gorge. We were able to modify the trip so that everyone got to enjoy the walk, even the least fit. Sylvia was our guide, she was enthusiastic, caring and full of good information. I really enjoyed the trip.
Laraine O Australia
We found the small group tour really good for us and we would recommend it to others.
Really small group tour, because there were only two people, me and my guide (Jess)!! haha She was extremely friendly, and made me feel at home. Although I was more than 30 minutes late (sorry Jess...), she was very kind and welcoming. Kata Tjuta itself was plain amazing as well. Highly recommended!!
Sheila H United Kingdom
Our guide was very laid back and informative. Lots of tales and info given en route. The walk was unbelievable and so awesome in the original meaning of the word. Local stories about the formation of the rocks much more inspiring than geographical ones! A great trip at the fantastic Ayers Rock.
Excellent tour guide and experience. Small group of eleven which ensured personal attention. Very informative trip to our destination including Abroginal culture and their history over the thousands of years in the red centre. Then arriving at Kata Tjuta (Olgas) we were met with a magnificent scene of a harsh landscape and a breathtaking valley within the Katta Tjuta. On our two kilometre walk through the valley the tour guide, Stacey, made her way to every person in the tour discoursing history and answering a multitude of questions. Stacey was also concerned and monitored every one of us as to our health and capacity to walk the journey over the uneven earth along the valley floor. It was most reassuring. We had plenty of photo shoots and plenty of time to absorb the views and significance of the Kata Tjuta. I would reccommend very highly this tour and our tour guide Stacey.
Really good tour but I would not do it again in the afternoon heat. Our guide was extremely helpful in overcoming the heat factor with water spray, iced towels and electrolyte drink.
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