From Uluru we headed across to an equally stunning area of the red centre of Australia. Kata Tjuta (Also known as the Olgas) is a world class heritage area. In some ways - it's similars to Uluru, but in others... so different. Kata Tjuta is found about 35 km to the west of Uluru and is a series of huge rocky outcrops coming out of the group. Within them are whole valleys, savanahs and it's own bio-system. Kata Tjuta is completely worh the effort and was great to see!
At the time though, it involved getting up at 4.15am again! But again, we were the first there - and right inside the actual outcrops. We watched the sun coming up as Shorty talked to us about some of the trees and how the Aborinals used to hunt in the area.
We also took 'The Valley of the Winds' walk, which is this huge 8km mega-hike type thing - which as went, it got hotter and hotter and the sun came up!
When we got back to the bus in the coach park we were shattered - but it was all well worth the effort. Kata Tjuta is an incredible environment that showed off some of the best that Australia has!
Check the photos and enjoy!
Lots of love from Gareth and Helen x x x