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Kata Tjuta: Our most recommended tours and activities

Uluru & Kata Tjuta 25-Minute Helicopter Experience

1. Uluru & Kata Tjuta 25-Minute Helicopter Experience

See both the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjutaon this helicopter experience. This tour will showcase Kata Tjuta, which means 'many heads'. It is made up of a group of 36 conglomerate rock domes, the highest of which stands 198 meters taller than Uluru. Ensure that you don't miss out on seeing the entire formation by taking a ride in by helicopter. With the wide spread of the domes and local restrictions due to sacred sites, access from the ground is restricted to only 75% of Kata Tjuta. Embark on a trip that combines this experience with viewing Uluru, and which will leave you with cherished memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour

2. Uluru: Field of Light Sunrise Tour

Rise early to travel the short distance to a desert location overlooking Uluru. Your driver/guide will provide insights and the background to the art installation. Under the cover of darkness, wander through the pathways that encompass the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Dune Top viewing area. Watch the transformation of colors and life as the desert awakens, while enjoying tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Gaze in awe as the sun rises in the distance behind Uluru and the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert sky. See the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, be flooded with light. Immerse yourself in the desert landscape as the sun rises over the Red Centre. As the natural light brightens the landscape, see the Field of Light dim for the day. Capture some photos from this unique raised location, where you can view both Uluru and Kata Tjuta in all their natural glory.

Uluru Base Segway Tour & Mutitjulu Waterhole with Transfers

3. Uluru Base Segway Tour & Mutitjulu Waterhole with Transfers

Enjoy a comfortable transfer from your hotel to the base of Uluru. Upon arrival at the Segway base area, your tour guide will provide you with comprehensive Segway training. You'll take part in a short safety briefing and have a practice ride on your Segway. Afterward, you'll be ready for your guided tour of the magical Uluru, also known by its non-native name, Ayers Rock. Departing from Kuniya carpark located at the base of Uluru, you'll be led by your fully qualified and knowledgeable guide into the iconic Mutitjulu Waterhole to explore the sights and sounds. This is one of Uluru's lesser-known hidden gems. Then quietly and effortlessly cruise around the entire base of Uluru on your Segway. Take in all the highlights of the rock and learn about local Anangu culture, flora, fauna, geology, and the European history of the area from your knowledgeable guides. Get up close and personal with picturesque landscape, ancient Aboriginal culture, and the history of Uluru. Immerse yourself in the outback landscape that the Central Australian region is famous for. Upon return back to the Segway base, enjoy worry-free transfers back to Ayers Rock Resort or your originating hotel.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

4. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour with Base Walk and Sunset BBQ

Get picked up from the Ayers Rock Resort and journey by luxury coach with an on-board toilet to the sacred rock of Uluru. Make your way towards the majestic domes of Kata-Tjuta for your first walk of the day. Visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people before going to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to take part in a base walk. Follow the Mala walk along the northwest face of the rock to see fine examples of Anangu rock art.  Then, head to the Mutitjulu Waterhole for your 2nd base walk at the home of an ancestral watersnake called Wanampi. Share some stories of the local traditions and learn about the legendary Dreamtime. Sip a glass of sparkling wine and take in the beautiful sunset while your dinner is prepared by your guides. Enjoy a tasty barbecue outdoors as you marvel at the views. Be amazed as the rock changes color before your eyes as the sun sinks over the horizon.

Uluru: Morning 45-Minute Camel Ride

5. Uluru: Morning 45-Minute Camel Ride

 After meeting the friendly cameleers, listen to a special safety briefing. You will then be introduced to your friendly camel by name and learn how to get on and off the camel. When it is your time to climb on, the camel experts will guide you through every step of the way. Once you are on your camel's back, you will be guided to the bush track and embark into the spectacular dessert for your 45-minute camel ride. Your skilled cameleer guides will entertain and educate you by telling you stories about the territory. Learn many interesting camel facts from their history in Central Australia to their behaviors, personalities and biology. The guides will be able to answer any questions you have about your camel. Enjoy stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta from atop a sand dune. Here, you will have plenty of photo opportunities. You will then return to the farm and may choose to enjoy a drink or purchase various items including bush dukkah and other souvenirs and trinkets to commemorate your time at the camel farm. Enjoy some spare time to take in the surroundings, speak to the staff and say goodbye to your new camel friend. You may also take some time to feed the barnyard animals such as kangaroos, water buffalos, emus, ducks and more.

Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

6. Kata Tjuta Sunrise & Valley of the Winds Tour + Breakfast

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, and enjoy a light breakfast. 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. Later return to Ayers Rock Resort.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunset Grand View Experience

7. Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunset Grand View Experience

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Ayers Rock Resort, and then travel by air-conditioned bus to Ayers Rock Airport. Get a thorough briefing from the crew on arrival, and hear all the safety arrangements before you board the helicopter.  Get awe-inspiring views of the Red Center scenery as you fly towards the sacred rock of Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Fly over the western face of Mount Olga to take postcard-quality photographs of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one spectacular shot. Gaze in awe at the majestic Walpa Gorge and enjoy panoramic views of the Valley of the Winds as far as your eyes can see.

Ayers Rock: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Morning Tour

8. Ayers Rock: Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Morning Tour

Sit back and relax as you travel into the Kata Tjuta National Park. Be amazed by the incredible sight of Uluru in the distance on your way to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. Make your way onto the viewing platform to see many kilometers into the distance, an ideal photo opportunity. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Your experienced guide will give you an historical overview of the National Park, where the aboriginals have lived for 22,000 years. Arguably Australia’s most recognizable and fascinating icon, Ayers Rock, stands 348 meters high. Be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence, and inherent spirituality. Just 40 kilometers to the west of iconic Uluru, take in the sights of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. Stop at a viewing point with spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready. Walpa Gorge is a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track leads into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Take a 1-hour walk through the gorge, learn about local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation.

Uluru: Australian BBQ Dinner Under the Stars with Drinks

9. Uluru: Australian BBQ Dinner Under the Stars with Drinks

Wonder at the scale of Uluru at night on the only evening outdoor dining experience inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Taste local barbecue flavors with Uluru as your backdrop, lit up in the brilliant orange colors of the setting sun. Drink in the view of the imposing Ayers Rock as you sip on sunset cocktails. Discover native apple, bush tomato, and quandong flavors during this evening meal. Savor renowned Australian barbecued steak, kangaroo, and seafood; fresh salads and a classic dessert with a twist. Accompany your meal by sipping on Australian wine before star gazing with a local guide to top off your evening in true local style.

Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

10. Kata Tjuṯa Sunset Tour with Sparkling Wine and Cheeseboard

Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing National Park while your driver guide shares insights into the natural and cultural history of this fascinating region. Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘many heads’ 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. While delighting in chilled Australian wines and canapés, you can enjoy the wonder of a Kata Tjuta sunset. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.

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What people are saying about Kata Tjuta

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 603 reviews

The guys that picked me up from the campground were on time, kind and polite. The transport van's were comfortable and safe. The helicopter flight was absolutely amazing. I am so glad i got to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta from an aerial view. It really does give a lot of context when you do the walks around both sites. The pilot was very knowledgeable of the area and of both culture sites. It was a very safe and enjoyable flight. We landed at the airport and got driven back to our pick up accommodations. There isn't room in the helicopter for bags, just need to take phone, wallet and camera on your helicopter flight.

Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We hadn't ridden a Segway before but we were taught quickly and patiently how to operate it. The morning was most enjoyable and a great way to explore the perimeter of the Rock.

Never ridden a segway before, but the tour guides were so helpful and encouraging throughout. Very informative about Uluru. Our guide was Nat and she was fantastic . No complaints at all from us. Would even do it again

Excellent guide and very well organised. If you go in winter, rug up!

Great experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat