Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
It isn’t just Uluru that will have your jaw dropping. Nearby Kata Tjuta, or as it’s otherwise known, The Olgas, is an awe inspiring sight in its own right. These soaring rock domes are an amazing place to hike through and explore. They are also an important site for the local Aboriginal community and have a fascinating history. Get to know Kata Tjuta before you visit to make the most of your time in this amazing place.
- It is made up of a total of 36 domes spread over an area of more than 20 square kms.
- The domes are believed to be about 500 million years old. That’s half a billion years!
- It was once thought to be one big rock, which has eroded over the years to form the domes we see today.
- The area holds great cultural significance for the local Aboriginal people.
- Kata Tjuta are Aboriginal words meaning “many heads”.
- Mount Olga is the tallest peak in the group, and is named after Queen Olga of Württemberg.
- Mount Olga stands at just over 1,000 meters above sea level. That’s 200m higher than its nearby, more famous neighbour, Uluru.