Other rocks #2 Kata Tjuta

About 30 km from Uluru, still in the Northern Territory, is Kata Tjuta, a series of dome-shaped sandstone rocks that cover an area of around 20km. The highest of these rocks is Mt Olga, and at one time they were called ‘The Olgas’.

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Several walks are possible and they range from easy to more demanding, due to gradient and loose rocks. The best thing is to ask someone who is returning from one, or has done one recently, how they found it. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and take water. Some walks are said to be wheelchair accessible.
The variety of scenery is unexpected and begging to be photographed. There are plenty of places to stop and just breathe in the beauty, or stop for a drink.

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The Anangu people, speaking Pitjantjara, have been in the area for 22 000 years and the rock formation is believed to have taken 500 million years to form. It is ancient and mysterious, shrouded in a deep, spiritual silence.

For a special treat, get there for sunrise or sunset.

Safe travels.

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