Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

We spent a full day 40 km west of Uluru, at Kata Tjuta, which means “many heads” in the local language.

The busy path took us up to the Karingana Lookout. And it came as no surprise that it was windy, as the walk is called The Valley of the Winds.

Here most of the tour parties headed back, whilst we continued on for a few more kilometres, along the stony path, through the gap, into a huge circular valley bordered by many of the 36 ancient chestnut-coloured rock domes.

The air was filled with the aroma of lemon, mint and hay, tiny blue and red flowers were just coming out, and colourful birds sang in the gum trees. Underfoot, giant ants and the occasional beetle, and of course the persistent flies which are so much more tenacious than their European cousins.

At Kata Tjuta you are surrounded by the red rocks, enclosed within their warm and generous faces, whilst at Uluru you are on the edge, always outside.

It was a fitting place to leave the National Park.

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Hilary with Beatrice and Walter from Germany who are touring Australia for three months. By chance, we met up with them five separate times between the Barrier Reef and here
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