About Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
No matter how many pictures you've seen, nothing will prepare you for your first view of Uluru. Even from a distance, across the rich red plains of The Centre, the power of its ancient spirit will overwhelm you. Once you stand at its base, touch it and explore the mysteries of its perimeter, you will understand why it's not only a treasured icon to local Aboriginal people, but also one of the great wonders of the world.
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru is located in the 126,133-hectare Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. The park has been World-Heritage listed for not only the importance of its natural phenomena, but also its cultural significance and is described as a Living Landscape.
Uluru measures 9.4 km around the base and rises up to 348
metres. It is like an iceberg in the desert, in that geologists believe
up to six kilometres remain buried beneath the earth. An impressive
sight no matter how many times you have seen it.
Kata Tjuta meaning many heads is a massive display of red conglomerate rock situated approximately 32 kms west of Uluru and consists of 36 main domes, the highest rising 546m above the plain. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are an impressive sight with their constant winds through deep ravines and changing colours and shadows, creating an ever changing image full of character and moods.