Can you camp at the Olgas?
Camping options near Kata Tjuta / The Olgas Camping is not allowed within the national park itself and only available in designated campgrounds.
How long do you need to spend at the Olgas?
Given the wide variety of activities on offer, we recommend staying at least three days to give yourself time to explore, learn, go on some adventures and take your time to understand this special place.
Why is Kata Tjuta famous?
Meaning ‘many heads’, Kata Tjuta is sacred to the local Aboriginal Anangu people, who have inhabited the area for more than 22,000 years. It forms an important focus of their spiritual life. As a visitor you can join a cultural tour to learn some of the region’s sacred history and Dreamtime stories.
Can you climb Kata Tjuta?
The climbing ban was marked by a ceremony by the Anangu, the original owners of the land that is now part of Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park. Now, there’s no longer a choice. On October 26 of this year, the park’s Board of Management officially banned climbing on Uluru.
Is Uluru and Olgas the same?
The Olgas can be found 35 kilometres west of Uluru and are made of a slightly different rock type than their more famous neighbour. The lengthy history of the landmark means there are plenty of stories circulating it.
Is there a cafe at Kata Tjuta?
Located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, Ininti is the only place in the park where you can buy food and drinks.
Are the Olgas taller than Uluru?
Rising to more than 546 metres above ground level, the highest point of the structure is Mount Olga, a peak that sits more than 200 metres higher than Uluru. All in all, it measures around 22 kilometres in circumference, so it is again bigger (and somewhat more impressive) than Uluru.
Do I need a 4WD to get to Kings Canyon?
You must have a 4WD if you drive to Kings Canyon via the Mereenie Loop Road (from the north) or via the Henbury Meteorite Craters (from the east). From Uluru (south west) it’s a bitumen road – as has been said.
Can you drive around the Olgas?
Getting around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is easy. All roads are sealed, so driving around the park in a normal 2WD vehicle is not a problem. If you don’t have your own vehicle to get around, you can rent one at the airport, join one of the many bus tours or purchase an Uluru hop on hop off bus pass.
Can you buy alcohol in Yulara?
Yulara. You can only buy alcohol to takeaway, or drink on the premises, if you are a guest at the resort or dining at the resort.
How long is the Mala Walk Uluru?
The Mala Walk is one of the most prominent and popular walks in the region. It is a 2km return journey that takes about an hour in total, making it perfect for walkers of all levels.
How long is Kata Tjuta walk?
The Valley of the Winds walk is the best way to appreciate Kata Tjuta. It takes you up between the domes and has some great views of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From the heights of the lookouts, you descend into a valley and back to where you started. The walk is a 7.4 km loop that takes 3 – 4 hours.
Why are there so many flies in Uluru?
Rain can come at any time in the Centre and when it does so do flies.
Is the road sealed between Alice Springs and Kings Canyon?
The major roads are sealed, however alternative routes require 4 wheel drives. To and from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon – five and a half (5 1/2) hours on the unsealed Mereenie Loop Road (which requires a permit) or Ernest Giles Road (4 wheel drive recommended) or five (5) hours on the sealed Stuart/Lasseter Highway.