Where is the Valley of the Winds walk?

Where is the Valley of the Winds walk?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/25/2024

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There are many incredible hiking paths available in Uluru, and the Valley of the Winds walk is one that is a must.

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

The Valley of the Winds walk is one of the most popular hikes in Uluru, but where is it and what will you see?

The walk is located amongst Kata Tjuta and takes hikers past the large boulders and to various lookout points.

About the Valley of the Winds walk

This hiking trail isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but it is well worth it if you are able to do it.

It is a grade 4 hike, which means that it can be steep and difficult in places, so be sure to plan accordingly. The entire circuit will take around three to four hours to complete, with a refillable water station halfway through.

If you don’t think the entire circuit is doable, you can still hike to one of the lookouts and take in the scenery!

Other walks nearby

Walpa Gorge Walk

Another scenic hike nearby is the Walpa Gorge walk. This scenic hike will take you to a gorge that is decorated with seasonal pink daisies, a seasonal stream, and other plant species. You may even spot the common wallaroo hopping around in the area!

The walking path leads you between two of the towering domes in Kata Tjuta. The walk takes about an hour to complete and is 2.6 kilometres long.

Enjoy the walk on a tour

Many day tours visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) but don’t include the Valley of the Winds walk because of the amount of time it takes to complete. However, if you want to embark on the hike on a tour, join one of our multi-day Uluru tours!

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Tour

Our 3-day Uluru and Kings Canyon Tour is packed with three full days of adventure. You can choose to join this trip from Uluru or from Alice Springs. From there, the first day will take you to Kata Tjuta where you will hike the Valley of the Winds. The second day will begin with watching the sunrise and be spent hiking around Uluru. The final day will take us to Kings Canyon where we will embark on the scenic Rim Walk before heading back to Alice Springs.

If you want the tour to end in Uluru, you can join our 4-day Ayers Rock and Surrounds tour. This tour also has the option to depart from either Uluru or Alice Springs. The itinerary is the exact same as the 3-day tour except we have one more night in the glorious desert. Rather than heading back to Alice Springs on day three, we will spend some free time enjoying desert activities. The final morning will include a final group breakfast before the tour ends in Uluru.

A journey to Uluru is always an unforgettable experience. Grab those hiking boots and get ready to explore the Red Centre!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.