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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia. Author Manu. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia. Author Manu

Mount Olga (Kata Tjuta): the house of the Wanambi snake

The Mount Olga also called by the Aboriginal name Kata Tjuta, is a group of red rocks sculpted by the elements that are found at only a few tens of kilometers from Ayers Rock (Uluru), these rocks suddenly rise up from the monotonous plains of central Australia. Composed of sedimentary rocks  these mountains rising up to 1,066 meters.

As Ayers Rock also this rock structure of the Australian desert is very spectacular, formed by red domes eroded by time, which rise above the flat and monotonous desert plain of central Australia about 25 km from Uluru (Ayers Rock). The area of ​​Mount Olga is very beautiful especially at sunrise and sunset when the sun’s rays illuminate the cliffs creating amazing light effects. As Uluru also the Mount Olga is made of sedimentary rocks eroded into these features forms from the elements.

This rock formation comprises over 30 rock structures of various shapes, and all of a deep red color, especially noticeable at dawn and dusk. The area, such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), is an area sacred to Aboriginal Australians, Aboriginal culture identifies Mount Olga as the home of Wanambi snake.

The visit to Mount Olga is usually made along the path called “Valley of the Winds Walk”, can be covered the first 2.5 km of the trail, at a step located between two massive monoliths, and from there go back, for a total of 5 km, or you can walk the entire 7 km long circular path.

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