Afternoon Kata Tjuta Small Group Tour image
See one of the most dramatic natural rock formations in the world! Take a guided, small-group tour of the conglomerate rock domes of Kata Tjuta, one of Australia’s most iconic natural features! Travel to the famous Walpa Gorge and learn the history and myths surrounding this spiritual place!
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Pass By: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory

Travel to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where your guide will reveal the many attributes of this diverse environment. Arriving at Walpa Gorge you will walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta have evolved over millions of years.

Stop At: Walpa Gorge, Kata Tjuta Rd Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory 0872 Australia

Walpa Gorge walk is a 2.6km (1.6 Mile) return walk. The guide will discuss the geology, flora and fauna that surrounds Kata Tjuta.
The walk itself is of moderate difficulty. It is rocky and uneven underfoot.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

John_Y 2022-06-05

Wonderful to see from a distance and up close the beautiful formation of the huge rocks of Kata Tjuta. Particularly enjoyed the rocky Walpa walk into an oasis of green with water in the small creek from previous days rain. Must do!

Robyn_B 2022-06-05

Amazing tour to Kata Tjuta Tours guides were very knowledgeable & being in a small group in a very comfortable Van made our trip even better Right on time with pick up from our Desert Gardens Resort Would definitely booked tours with Viator

Claire_P 2022-05-12

Seeing Kata Thursday from the lookout on the way to the walk, and the interaction with the guide , Wayne, and the people on the bus

40girl 2022-05-11

We were picked up nice & early ar out hotel & met Aussie Mick who immediately was engaging & we knew we were in for a good day. He told us very interesting stories the whole way out to Kata Tjuta. We absolutely loved the viewing platform where you could see both Uluru & Kata Tjuta and had plenty of time to soak it all in. We then made our way to Kata Tjuta where a great brekkie was prepared for us, cereal, fruit, coffee, tea & juice & lovely hot raisin toast. We were able to go for a short walk to get a great view of the domes before going to Walpa Gorge. It’s definitely a challenging walk not in it’s difficulty or steepness, but the path is rocky & uneven so you must concentrate! It’s also windy (Walpa means windy) so hold onto your hats. Mick stopped regularly to point out interesting facts about the gorge & its geology & animal & plant life. We had ample time to take picture’s (he took pictures of us as well) & go at our own pace. It was an amazing place, we loved it. On the way back Mick remembered all our questions. Highly recommend this tour & if you can go with Aussie Mick, lucky you!

Hixie8 2022-05-10

We did this tour with six other people and our great SEIT guide Michele (young Italian gent). Although it is described as an afternoon tour we did it in the morning as SEIT had been mucked around a fair bit by work being done in the National Park at Walpa Gorge, causing a lot of their regular tours to be cancelled. We jagged it for a lovely group and we all warmed to Michele due to his hospitality, knowledge and care for us all. When I say warmed, we needed it as it was 3 degrees when we arrived to see the sunrise from the Kata Tjuta viewing platform. People had sleeping bags, blankets and warm partners and friends to keep them warm. I would have paid good money for a beanie (which I did the next day in preparation for the Sounds of Silence dinner). We only had around 50 people on the platform which could probably hold about 200+ so we had unobstructed views. After a breakfast of cereal, hot chocolate, juice and toast masterfully prepared by Michele we walked up the gorge. We were fascinated the whole way by the conglomerate formation of the rocks - totally different to the smoother rock shape and appearance of Uluru. Lively Zebra Finches feasted on a small patch of water en route and entertained us with their singing and aerial dancing. Michele told us stories and shared information for the whole trip. He knows a lot about the flora and sparse fauna and met the challenge of all our questions. We had a truly good time. Also want to give a special call out to the delightful Julia who arranged things for us from her SEIT information booth. She juggled our late entry onto a tour with several cancellations and reorganisations caused by anticipated Park closures at Walpa Gorge. She kept us informed the whole time and looked after us very well.

ddflash 2021-10-04

A great 3 hour round trip to see Kata Tjuta and walk up a part of this amazing rock. There were 2 couples and our guide, Charlie, who gave us lots of interesting and informative information about the area, history and culture. We needed to return on time to get to another tour and he was really accommodating to ensure we made it.

Kellie_C 2021-07-08

John was an excellent tour guide; knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We are so glad we had the opportunity to learn from him about the formation of Kata Tjuta and the history of the area. It’s was a breathtaking experience and one we would recommend.

Lawrence_B 2021-06-07

John was our guide. His knowledge is outstanding and his ability to explain the geology of the area and the cultural significance was simply marvelous..

Janice_K 2021-05-28

The destination was amazing & the walk was lovely, not rushed and able to enjoy all of the elements . Lovely to be there as a small group and ask any questions we liked. Alan was knowledgeable and enjoyed interaction.

Carol_C 2021-05-14

John our guide was terrific. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. The small group environment was great and the scenery amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon


  • Hotel pickup and drop off from all Ayers Rock Resort hotels
  • Professional guide
  • 1 bottle water and refill


Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Maximum 11 participants
  • The tour will arrive back approximately 30 minutes prior to Sounds of Silence dinner pickup
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Tours are conducted in a travel bubble. The group travels together without sticking to social distancing measures, however the guide will ensure you are kept away from other travel bubbles in the area. Please BYO PPE as it will not be provided. A Covid 19 form is to be filled out on tour departure.