2. The Olgas
Lesser-known but equally impressive are the Olgas, 36km due west of Uluru. The Aboriginal name is Kata Tjuta, which aptly means “many heads”. 30-odd conglomerate domes rise above the endless horizon of the desert plain. Rather than climbing up, you enter through and be enveloped by these rusty red formations. Take the 6km loop of the Valley of the Winds or the 2km Olga Gorge walk, and stick to the beaten track as it’s easy to get lost in this maze.