Kata Tjuṯa Sunset
$79concession ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018
Welcome to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park
Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. The scenery along the way will amaze you and with luck, you may even see some of the local wildlife such as dromedary camels and kangaroos.
Throughout the journey your experienced Driver Guide will share some history on Kata Tjuta. You’ll hear creation stories passed down by many generations of the Anangu people and learn of the spiritual culture that is ever-present on this land. The depth of your Guide’s knowledge will ensure that this tour is both enjoyable and culturally enlightening.
Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Kata Tjuta simply translated means ‘heads many’ 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.
Drinks at Kata Tjuta Sunset
As the sun sets over the western horizon you’ll arrive at the Sunset Viewing Area. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta as you take in a magnificent outback sunset while sipping chilled sparkling wine. Each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.
Half Day Tour
Approximately 2.5 hours
Daily 90 mins prior to sunset
from Ayers Rock Resort
Approximately 45 mins after sunset
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Sparkling wine and nibles
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in cooler months
Low level of fitness required
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Pick-up times vary throughout the year due to different sunset times.
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The name 'The Olgas' comes from the tallest peak, Mt. Olga which was named in 1872 by Ernest Giles in honour of Queen Olga of Württemberg!
The domed mountains of Kata Tjuṯa cover an area of 21.68 km² and are composed of a coarse grained conglomerate of granite, gneiss and other volcanic rock.
Many Aboriginal Dreamtime legends are associated with this place. The great snake Wanambi is said to live on the summit of Mount Olga and only comes down during the dry season.