Explore the Kata Tjutas in the Australian Outback

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Added by Benedikt Jürges

Spectacular and less touristy site in the Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National park.

Even though just a half an hour drive from Uluru/Ayers' Rock, this site tends to be overlooked by a lot of visitors when coming to the Australian Outback.

As magnificent, if not better than Uluru, these rocky hills rise up in the Australian Desert, not far from Uluru. Access is from the Kata Tjuta viewing area, the hike itself is easy - provided it is not hot.

Wander between the steep rocky faces of the ancient rocks, which are holy in the Aboriginal culture. Trail is clearly marked: you start from the parking area, just follow the markings. You will face a light ascent for a few hundred meters, before you are actually between the rocks.

In the later section, the hike becomes a bit more difficult, including climbing up rock faces.

Be advised! In summer it gets extremely hot in the Australian Outback and there is NO WATER in the valley. It is absolutely necessary to bring sufficient water! Then nothing will be in your way to exploring these amazing rocks!

Closed at high temperatures, but deemed more interesting is the Valley of the Winds, just a short drive from the main parking area. Unfortunately, the park administration closes this hike (which is supposed to be more interesting) when it is too hot. I did not get to do it, but should you be there in spring/winter, check it out!

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
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Scenic

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