The Olga’s Kata Tjuta You Must Visit Them In (2022)
The Olga’s traditional name Kata Tjuta are an absolute must visit. We visited them and it was an awesome unbelievable mesmerising experience of epic proportions. Yeah sure that was a whole lot of superlatives in one sentence that probably doesn’t make any sense but I was just trying to encapsulate the feeling of being there.
Accessing The Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park
You need a parks pass to visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. You can get one at the gate or you can get one online. They are available at a cost of $38 per person for a three day pass. I reckon they represent great value.
Getting to The Olga’s – Kata Tjuta From Yulara
We stayed at the Yulara Resort at Yulara so accessing The Olgas was very easy for us. Leave Yulara and head west on Kata Tjuta Road. It’s about 53km to the start of the Valley Of The Winds walk. It will take you about 45 minutes. You will have to stop at the park boom gates to either scan the pass you bought online or to buy a parks pass. A three day pass is only $38 per person.
Walks At The Olgas
Walpa Gorge Walk
There is a lot of animal and plant life in Walpa Gorge, which is a desert refuge. In this area, they can find relief from the hot desert sun. Due to the refreshing winds that pass through the gorge, Walpa means windy. From the rocky path, a small track leads to a spearwood tree grove, passing rare plants. There may be a small stream running through the landscape depending on the weather. A sacred men’s site, Walpa Gorge is part of Kata Tjuta. Take plenty of drinking water and allow yourself at least an hour to complete the walk.
Valley Of The Winds Walk
Valley of the Winds is a must-see attraction for many people visiting Kata Tjuta – The Olga’s and it was for us. On the walk you can see Kata Tjuta’s formations from two lookouts. We made it as far as the first lookout.
On the Valley Of The Winds walk you’ll find yourself far from everyone and everything. Unless like us there are two tourist coaches there at the same time! Bring lots of drinking water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a hat. For people’s safety the parks people close the walk after 11 am if the temperature reaches 36 degrees Celsius. The Valley of the Winds walk is best done early in the morning, especially in summer. As a bonus for early risers it’s more likely that you’ll see kangaroos early in the morning.