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16/12/2008

Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga or The Olgas), Northern Territory, central Australia


This photo shows Kata Tjuta (also known as Mount Olga or The Olgas) located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. The Olgas have 36 domes, composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstones. The highest point, Mount Olga, is 1066 m above sea level, or approximately 546 m above the surrounding plain (i.e 203 m higher than the more famous Uluru). You can also see a superb photo showing a panorama of Kata Tjuta (which cover an area of 22 km²) as seen from its viewing platform in the middle of the day on following Wikipedia Kata Tjuta page.

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