The 36 domed red rocks known as the Olgas, or Kata Tjuta, dotting the desert are of huge cultural and spiritual significance to the Anangu people.
Meaning 'many heads,' the huge rocks are separated by steep-sided gorges and valleys. Walking tracks lead around the area to lookouts, waterholes and picnic areas, while the main trail, Valley of the Winds, is a 7.5-km (4.5-mile) loop. The sunset lookout is an easy stroll from the car park for striking views of this surreal landscape.
The tallest rock, Mt Olga, is much higher than Ayers Rock (Uluru), soaring 546 meters (1,790 feet) up.
The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) lie 35 km (22 miles) west of Uluru. Dawn and sunset visits are highly recommended.