Kata Tjuta, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Categories: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Although Ayers Rock 25 km (16 mi) gets all of the fame, Kata Tjuta 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. Make Kata Tjuta a part of your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation plans using our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.
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  • To be honest I had never heard of this attraction before going to Uluru and we only decided to do the sunset tour with AA Kings because the Field of Light Star Pass was sold out but we were really ple...  read more »
  • This is definitely a place worth visiting... Truly great to visit and experience. Not difficult to climb. 
  • Strikingly beautiful in the red center of Australia, there is a guided tour of approximately 7 Km not easy as difficulty due to the rough terrain and climbs that really beautiful views, there are also a couple of spots where you can fill your water bottle. This also deserves a visit
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  • What a great place! The national park pass is $25p/p and valid for 3 days. Uluru is beautiful and majestic and beautiful red when the sun is in the right angle. I was mad to see how many disrespectful people are still climbing Uluru while it is asked NOT to! Just a question of respect. Kata Tjuta is amazing and has stunning views from the 1st and second look-out. Did the walking trail in just over 2 hours with a stop on each lookout.
  • You'll get the feeling that you landed on another planet. Everything is so different, so new. Beautiful place to go. You'll need to rent a car in order to see the area. Stay there for a few days. Drink plenty of liquids! ;)
  • Uluru is one of those places you really can't appreciate fully until you're there. Along with Kata-Tjuta, it dominates the landscape from horizon to horizon; and it's not until you're beside it, dwarfed by it, that you can grasp it's scale. If you love the outdoors and the Australian bush/landscape, you will feel something spiritual here - you can sense this rock has a life of its own, an importance. We were fortunate enough to be there during one of the areas very rare storms so we got to see the rock teeming with waterfalls and dotted with very rare waterholes and even a creek running around the base. The low cloud which shrouded the summit made the experience more intimate and every tourist we met said they felt as if they were in a magnificent cathedral of nature. Add to that the learning of local indigenous lore and stories of legend and the whole experience was, for us anyway, spiritual in a way only nature can deliver. And the colour! Colour is alive in this region like I've never seen. Even the rock itself is an ever-changing colour. Purple before the storm; lilac and then magenta during the wet sunset; black and grey with tears of ochre during the rain; the most incredible vibrant orange the following day before turning a dull taupe and then the famous outback red at sunset. You'll have to see my photos to see what I mean. Uluru is one of my most favourite places on earth. And don't forget Kata-Tjuta. It doesn't get the same notoriety but as it is part of the same rock formation (mostly subterranean) it is just as spectacular!
  • As an Ozzie I wondered why anyone would want to go and visit a ROCK?? My hubby is American and couldn't wait to see it. SO we went. He climbed and I sat and watched. I felt the spirit of God in that place in an exceptional sense of wonder. I could have sat for hours and just looked at the Rock. In fact I did, and I wanted more. Then to take photos, as the sun came up over the rock and set, with the different hues of burnt orange - was incredible to behold. We have been back since that first visit, and its the one place in the whole world, where I could happily travel to again. What an experience!! Not to be missed.
  • Kata Tjula is just over a 30 minute drive from Ayers Rock Resort and is a very impressive gathering of sandstone trusting out of the desert floor with a lovely collection of plant life softening the harshness of the surrounding area which would make it a haven for local wild life if it was not for the steam of humans trekking through the canyons. On our trip in May was a very comfortable 20 something degrees, which made Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds walks at Kata Tjula easy to handle. The walks were slightly uneven but easy to manage walking a steady pace with good walking or hiking shoes on, I chose to wear my “Steel Blue” work boots which I found to be great. Photos can only suggest the grandeur and beauty of this area, it was a very memorable walk through this area and will love to return.
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