2-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs Red Centre Explorer Tour
The majestic red dome of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the many smaller domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) have stood for thousands of years.
A 15-minute buzz of Uluru costs $145; to include Kata Tjuta costs $275.
This small group tour operator has numerous options including a sunset tour around Uluru (adult/child $139/110), and a sunrise tour at...
Owned and operated by Anangu from the Mutitjulu community, this company offers a range of trips to give you an insight into the...
A striking group of domed rocks cluster together to form small valleys and gorges known as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) about 30km west of Uluru. Many visitors find them just as captivating as their prominent neighbour. The tallest rock, Mt Olga (546m, 1066m above sea level) is approximately 200m higher than Uluru. Kata Tjuta means 'many heads' and is of great tjukurpa significance, so climbing on the domed rocks is definitely not on.
The main walking track here is the unmissable Valley of the Winds, a 7.4km loop trail (two to four hours) that traverses varying desert terrain and yields wonderful views of surreal boulders. It's not particularly arduous, but take plenty of water and sun protection. Starting this walk at first light may reward you with solitude, enabling you to appreciate the sounds of the wind and bird calls carried up the valley. The short (2.6km return, 45-minute) signposted track beneath towering rock walls into pretty Walpa Gorge is especially beautiful in the afternoon, when sunlight floods the gorge. There's a picnic and sunset-viewing area with toilet facilities just off the access road a few kilometres west of the base of Kata Tjuta. Like Uluru, the Olgas are at their glorious, blood-red best at sunset.