AAT Kings - Kata Tjuta Tours
Your experienced driver guide will give you a historical overview of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel 40 kilometres to the west of the iconic Uluru, to take in the sites of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas.
Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘heads many’ for its 36 steep-sided domes. 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.
When you stop at a viewing platform that boasts the most spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready.
Tours take in either Walpa Gorge, a gentle but rocky track that leads you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood, or the spectacular Valley of the Winds. This walk can be a little challenging, but well worth it. It takes you down into a timeless haven within the domes through trickling creek beds. At times of extreme heat the walk may not be available, but will be substituted with an alternative walk.
AAT Kings is a premier coach tour holiday operator, with a long history in providing quality touring experiences, which can be traced back to 1925.
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- 90 minutes prior to sunrise
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, light breakfast included.
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.
Tour duration approx. 5.5 hours
- 90 minutes prior to sunrise
Rise early to travel to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee as you watch the changing colours of Uluru as the outback awakens to the first sunlight of the day.
Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and admire panoramic views of the southern side before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Explore the gorge and its unusual conglomerate rock formations before following a walking trail through Walpa Gorge.
Tour duration approx. 5 hours
- 1 hour 30 mins prior to sunset
Enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) for one of our favourite sunset experiences in Central Australia.
Along the way your driver guide will explain the geological and cultural history of the area.
Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset with gourmet canapes and sparkling wine.
Tour duration approx. 2.5 hours
Your experienced AAT Kings driver/guide will collect you from your hotel or campground in the afternoon for your guided Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge 'Pit Stop Tour'. You will travel in air-conditioned coach to Kata Tjuta inside the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a 45-minute drive from Ayers Rock Resort. On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta, before arriving at the Walpa Gorge walk.
The 2.6km (1.6 miles) return Walpa Gorge Walk is rated grade three, making it suitable for most ages and fitness levels. You wander between the sheer walls of the gorge’s two tallest domes, along a rocky creek bed past rare plants and gum trees. As you walk, listen out for the sound of the wind hissing through the chasms for which the gorge is named. Walpa means “whistle” in the local Indigenous dialect. The walk itself takes approximately 1 hour.
Tour duration approx 3 hours.
Departs daily, Apr-Oct 1pm and Nov-Mar 2pm.
Tour returns in time for evening tours including Sounds of Silence, A Night at Field of Light and Tali Wiru