Reviews Average rating 4.75 (maximum 5) from 2 reviews
Duration Less than a day
Destinations Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departs from Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick ups from resort hotels, please reconfirm time and location
Departure Time 2.00pm (Apr-Oct) 2.30pm (Nov-Mar)
Returns/Ends At Approx 50 mins after sunset
Itinerary Welcome to Kata Tjuṯa
Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. The scenery along the way will amaze you and with luck, you may even see some of the local wildlife such as dromedary camels and kangaroos.
On your journey, your experienced Driver Guide will share with you fascinating stories of the geology, history and culture of Kata Tjuta, which is deeply sacred to the local Anangu people.
Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)
Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘heads many’ 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.
Valley of the Winds
On arrival at Kata Tjuta you’ll commence the walk to the Valley of the Winds, heading first to the Karu lookout. With views across the many domes of Kata Tjuta and out into the sacred Anangu men’s area, you’ll be in awe of this natural wonder. Next stop is the Karingana lookout. This walk can be a little challenging, but well worth the effort. 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.
Shorter walks are also available for those not wanting to walk to the second lookout.
Drinks at Kata Tjuṯa Sunset
As the sun sets over the western horizon you’ll arrive at the Sunset Viewing Area. While sipping on chilled sparkling wine and nibbles you can enjoy the wonder that is a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.
Inclusions Australian wines and nibbles
Exclusions $25 National Park Fee
Fitness Level Good level of fitness required for the Valley of the Winds Walk
What To Bring Dress in the Northern Territory is usually casual, so bring comfortable, casual clothing. Remember, in the southern part of the ‘Territory’ – i.e. Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs – nights in winter (May to August) can be cold, frosts do occur and occasionally a cold wind blows, so bring warm clothing to suit. The days are usually sunny and warm. Remember to bring strong, non-slip walking shoes. Bring hats, sunglasses, a Camera, water bottle & sunscreen.
Child Policies Childs rate applies for those 2-15 years.
Children less than 2 years travel free of charge.
Childrens Rate $83.00
Read reviews of Small Group Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds (Y51) from other travellers:
This a great tour and very well run by AAT Kings. Great staff
Reviewed by: Alex, August 2011
A great trip - very glad I did it. Guides were very informative and good company. BBQ dinner excellent, including taking into account my preference to avoid red meat Sunset viewing also excellent - I have some great photos.
Reviewed by: Clare, September 2010
Small Group Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds (Y51)
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