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Kata Tjuta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Uluru & Kata Tjuta 25-Minute Helicopter Experience

1. Uluru & Kata Tjuta 25-Minute Helicopter Experience

See both the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjutaon this helicopter experience. This tour will showcase Kata Tjuta, which means 'many heads'. It is made up of a group of 36 conglomerate rock domes, the highest of which stands 198 meters taller than Uluru. Ensure that you don't miss out on seeing the entire formation by taking a ride in by helicopter. With the wide spread of the domes and local restrictions due to sacred sites, access from the ground is restricted to only 75% of Kata Tjuta. Embark on a trip that combines this experience with viewing Uluru, and which will leave you with cherished memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour

2. Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour

Rise early to travel the short distance to a desert location overlooking Uluru. Your driver/guide will provide insights and the background to the art installation. Under the cover of darkness, wander through the pathways that encompass the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Dune Top viewing area. Watch the transformation of colors and life as the desert awakens, while enjoying tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Gaze in awe as the sun rises in the distance behind Uluru and the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky. See the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, be flooded with light. Immerse yourself in the desert landscape as the sun rises over the Red Centre. As the natural light brightens the landscape, see the Field of Light dim for the day. Capture some photos from this unique raised location, where you can view both Uluru and Kata Tjuta in all their natural glory.

Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

3. Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your Driver Guide will explain the geological development of the area over the millennium. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, and enjoy a light breakfast. Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Later return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

4. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

Get picked up from the Ayers Rock Resort and journey by luxury coach with an on-board toilet to the sacred rock of Uluru. Make your way towards the majestic domes of Kata-Tjuta for your first walk of the day. Visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people before going to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to take part in a base walk. Follow the Mala walk along the northwest face of the rock to see fine examples of Anangu rock art.  Then, head to the Mutitjulu Waterhole for your 2nd base walk at the home of an ancestral watersnake called Wanampi. Share some stories of the local traditions and learn about the legendary Dreamtime. Sip a glass of sparkling wine and take in the beautiful sunset while your dinner is prepared by your guides. Enjoy a tasty barbecue outdoors as you marvel at the views. Be amazed as the rock changes color before your eyes as the sun sinks over the horizon.

Ayers Rock: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Morning Tour

5. Ayers Rock: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Morning Tour

Sit back and relax as you travel into the Kata Tjuta National Park. Be amazed by the incredible sight of Uluru in the distance on your way to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. Make your way onto the viewing platform to see many kilometers into the distance, an ideal photo opportunity. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Your experienced guide will give you an historical overview of the National Park, where the aboriginals have lived for 22,000 years. Arguably Australia’s most recognizable and fascinating icon, Ayers Rock, stands 348 meters high. Be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence, and inherent spirituality. Just 40 kilometers to the west of iconic Uluru, take in the sights of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. Stop at a viewing point with spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready. Walpa Gorge is a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track leads into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Take a 1-hour walk through the gorge, learn about local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation.

Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

6. Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing National Park while your driver guide shares insights into the natural and cultural history of this fascinating region. Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘many heads’ and given the 36 steep-sided domes of Kata Tjuta, it is aptly named. This incredible formation of rock domes extends six kilometres into the ground and is the remains of erosion that began more than 500 million years ago. The area is sacred under Anangu men’s law and under this law, details of many stories of Kata Tjuta are not known except to initiated men. While delighting in chilled Australian wines and canapés, you can enjoy the wonder of a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.

Uluru: Australian BBQ Dinner Under the Stars with Drinks

7. Uluru: Australian BBQ Dinner Under the Stars with Drinks

Wonder at the scale of Uluru at night on the only evening outdoor dining experience inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Taste local barbecue flavors with Uluru as your backdrop, lit up in the brilliant orange colors of the setting sun. Drink in the view of the imposing Ayers Rock as you sip on sunset cocktails. Discover native apple, bush tomato, and quandong flavors during this evening meal. Savor renowned Australian barbecued steak, kangaroo, and seafood; fresh salads and a classic dessert with a twist. Accompany your meal by sipping on Australian wine before star gazing with a local guide to top off your evening in true local style.

Ayers Rock: Afternoon Tour to Walpa Gorge

8. Ayers Rock: Afternoon Tour to Walpa Gorge

Explore a breathtaking landscape of red, sandstone domes in the Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation in Ayers Rock, then sit back and relax as you journey along the Lasseter Highway to Kata Tjuta. Enjoy the extraordinary views of the Outback plains en route to your destination. Experience a landscape like nowhere else on earth. Walk between the sheer walls of two of the largest domes that make up Walpa Gorge. Benefit from your knowledgeable, certified guide as you explore the domes also known as The Olgas. Marvel at one of the outstanding sites of natural beauty in Central Australia.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunset Grand View Experience

9. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunset Grand View Experience

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Ayers Rock Resort, and then travel by air-conditioned bus to Ayers Rock Airport. Get a thorough briefing from the crew on arrival, and hear all the safety arrangements before you board the helicopter.  Get awe-inspiring views of the Red Center scenery as you fly towards the sacred rock of Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Fly over the western face of Mount Olga to take postcard-quality photographs of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one spectacular shot. Gaze in awe at the majestic Walpa Gorge and enjoy panoramic views of the Valley of the Winds as far as your eyes can see.

Uluru Highlights Small Group Morning Tour + Picnic Breakfast

10. Uluru Highlights Small Group Morning Tour + Picnic Breakfast

See the highlights of Uluru in just 3 hours. If you speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Mandarin, there are optional audio-guides available for you. Be picked up from your Ayers Rock accommodation in a comfortable vehicle fitting a maximum of 11 participants. As you travel towards Uluru, its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting its presence in this country. Your professional guide has been trained in all there is to know about Uluru: the flora, fauna, geology, Aboriginal culture and history and cannot wait to share it all with you. You will be taken to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith and enjoy an outback picnic breakfast.   Then, follow your guide to the beautiful Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk. Listen and learn as your guide explains interesting Aboriginal creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python). After this short walk, you'll drive around the base of Uluru and hear the story of the Mala people who are the traditional owners of the land. Return back to your Ayers Rock accommodation for the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Kata Tjuta

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 438 reviews

Nardine was fantastic, and very knowledgable. Very helpful with my husband who had a mobility problem. This is a level three walk and not suitable for anyone with a hip or knee problem.There are seats along the way but the ground very uneven. My husband sat on a seat enjoying the view while I continued the walk.

Very well organised, on time pick up from our hotel. Fabulous flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Good viewing and commentry by our pilot. Well worth the trip. Highly recommend.

Fantastic sight with all the lights and sunrise over Uluru, make sure to rug up as some early mornings can be a bit cool but well worth it..

Great tour, Tush was an awesome guide. the lights were beautiful as was the sunrise and fantastic views of Uluru!

Was great from pickup to finish, and the bavk masage