The Best Walks in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

Australia’s Red Centre is alive with stunning natural formations like Uluru and Kata Tjuta. In the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, visitors can explore a surreal landscape filled with dusty orange sands and sparse wildlife. There are plenty of walks to take in the area, giving you the chance to soak up the incredible scenery that harks back thousands of years.

Many of the walks in the region are wheelchair accessible and are suitable for all kinds of fitness levels. It’s the perfect way to explore the region and discover the natural history and cultural heritage of the area.

The Best Walks in Kata Tjuta

Walpa Gorge Walk

Walpa Gorge is also known as Windy Gorge and boasts an eclectic landscape made up of desert scenes, ancient plant life, and native animal species. The track on this route is rocky and leads visitors up to an ephemeral stream. As you go, you’ll discover rare plants that open out into a picturesque grove of spearwood. This particular walk takes around one hour to complete and is a great introduction to the historic charm of the gorge.

The Valley of the Winds

The Valley of the Winds is one of the most popular hotspots in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, and for good reason. The breath-taking walls of the valley rise up in monolithic greatness, casting shadows across the surreal, red scenery that surrounds them.

A one hour walk to the Karu Lookout promises visitors jaw-dropping views from the top. With some rocky paths to navigate, it’s worth wearing sturdy footwear and packing plenty of water to keep you hydrated.

Another walk to the Karingana Lookout takes visitors right down into the pit of the valley to explore the majestic creek beds. There are some challenging sections on this particular route, including some steep climbs throughout the 2.5 hour walk.

Finally, you can take the full circuit walk that takes you past the rest of the Valley of the Winds. This route is often very remote with less walkers than the others, but it’s a great way to experience the ancient beauty of the valley and its surrounds. Taking about 4 hours to complete, this track is best left to experienced walkers with good fitness levels.

Exploring the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is at the top of many bucket lists. The sprawling landscape filled with orange desert, rare, exotic plant life and breath-taking views makes the perfect backdrop for a memorable walk.

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