Audio tour 14 - Kata Tjuta
- Location: Kata Tjuta dune viewing area | Duration: 1m26s
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I hope you are enjoying your drive to Kata Tjuta. It's about a 45 minutes from the Cultural Centre to Kata Tjuta, or about 50 kilometres by road.
Kata Tjuta is a pitjantjatjara word meaning 'many heads'. If you head to the Kata Tjuta dune viewing area you’ll get a sweeping vista of this magnificent landform. It’s also a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset.
Kata Tjuta has 36 domes and was formed around the same time as Uluru. In fact, Kata Tjuta is roughly 200 metres higher than Uluru, standing at 546 metres. Kata Tjuta is an important sacred site for Anangu men.
Kata Tjuta has some stunning walks. At Walpa Gorge you can pass through the rock walls of Kata Tjuta to a seasonal stream. ‘Walpa’ means windy in pitjantjatjara and if you venture down the track between the two towering walls, you’ll probably understand why!
Walpa Gorge is a refuge for animals and plants. If you’re lucky you might see some euros (small wallabies) sheltering on the lower slopes. You might also spot some of the park’s rarer plants - like the Kata Tjuta wattle or spearwood vine.