Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta, sometimes written Tjuṯa (Kata Joota), and also known as Mount Olga (or colloquially as The Olgas), are a group of large domed rock formations or bornhardts located about 365 km (227 mi) southwest of Alice Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. Uluru, 25 km (16 mi) to the east, and Kata Tjuta form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

The 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta cover an area of 21.68 km2 (8.37 sq mi), are composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstone.

The highest point, Mount Olga, is 1,066 m (3,497 ft) above sea level, or approximately 546 m (1,791 ft) above the surrounding plain (198 m (650 ft) higher than Uluru). Kata Tjuta is located at the eastern end of the Docker River Road.

Outline
Kata Tjuta, sometimes written Tjuṯa (Kata Joota), and also known as Mount Olga (or colloquially as The Olgas), are a group of large domed rock formations or bornhardts located about 365 km (227 mi) southwest of Alice Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Wet Tropics of Queensland

    Wet Tropics of Queensland

  2. Greater Blue Mountains Area

    Greater Blue Mountains Area

  3. Australian Convict Sites

    Australian Convict Sites

  1. New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

    New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

  2. Lord Howe Island Group

    Lord Howe Island Group

  3. Purnululu National Park

    Purnululu National Park

  1. Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park

  2. Shark Bay, Western Australia

    Shark Bay, Western Australia

  3. Fiordland National Park

    Fiordland National Park

  1. Southwest National Park

    Southwest National Park

  2. Macquarie Island

    Macquarie Island

  3. Milford Sound

    Milford Sound

  1. Ningaloo Coast

    Ningaloo Coast

  2. Tasmanian Wilderness

    Tasmanian Wilderness

  3. Kuk Early Agricultural Site

    Kuk Early Agricultural Site

  1. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

    Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

  2. Tongariro National Park

    Tongariro National Park

  3. Gondwana Rainforests

    Gondwana Rainforests

  1. Heard and McDonald Islands

    Heard and McDonald Islands

  2. Great Barrier Reef

    Great Barrier Reef

  3. Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

    Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

  1. Fraser Island

    Fraser Island

  2. Levuka Historical Port Town

    Levuka Historical Port Town

  3. Mount Barney National Park

    Mount Barney National Park

  1. East Rennell

    East Rennell

  2. Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House

  3. Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

    Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

  1. Bikini Atoll, nuclear tests site

    Bikini Atoll, nuclear tests site

  2. Mount Aspiring National Park

    Mount Aspiring National Park

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top