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February 13, 2006
Another famous landmark in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is The Olgas. They are a bunch of rounded rocks, of which the highest point is called Mount Olga. Its discoverer, Ernest Giles, named it after Queen Olga of Würtemberg. The aboriginal name, Kata Tjuta, means "many heads." This name is not so remarkable when you approach the rocks. Due to the flat terrain, one can see them already from Ayers Rock, although the site is still 50km away.
Personally, I found The Olgas even more impressive than Ayers Rock, especially from a distance. Their change in shade throughout the day is similar to the Ayers Rock. If you take a tour to the area, they will not stop so long at The Olgas, as they are less famous. The area of the Olgas is less open to tourists than Ayers Rock. It's forbidden to climb any of the rocks, except perhaps with a special permit. There is no path through the rocks, although at some places it should be possible to create one, as the rocks are separated from each other sometimes. This is because all the rocks are very sacred places for the local Aboriginal people. It would offend some if you were to climb or walk through them.
From journal 3 Days in the Red Centre
Cary, North Carolina
January 19, 2006
From journal Uluru – A Little Bit of Dreamtime
by Heather F
Heywood, Victoria, Australia
September 5, 2000
From journal Australia's Red Centre