Walpa Gorge, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Take a leisurely stroll through Walpa Gorge and admire the towering domes of Kata Tjuta, a sacred Aboriginal site. This rocky but easy return track follows a small stream through a desert wildlife refuge, ending at an observation platform between the sheer red walls of the domes. Take your time to notice the rare plants along the way and soak up the scenery while listening to the refreshing wind whistling through the gorge. Put on some sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a hat, and remember to take plenty of water. See Walpa Gorge and all Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Can skip if you don't have the time. The gorge isn't particularly spectacular. The gaps in Alice Springs are much more picturesque than this.  more »
  • A relatively short walk. If done reasonably early morning there is amazing contrast of sunlight on one side of the gorge and shadow on the other. Great photo opportunities. Recommend you walk in sturd...  more »
  • Bring your jumpers if your there in the morning. Very windy. But the landscape is amazing, like walking on the surface of Mars.  more »
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  • This is a moderately difficult walk, mainly so because of the slight slope and loose rocks under foot making it a little tricky. There's precious little shade in the middle of the day too but a reasonably short and gentle walk through the gorge will reward you with not only a good look at the weird and wonderful formations of the Kata Tjuta but also a small permanent waterhole where you might spot some animals come to drink. Wear a hat, bring water, accept the flies (the wind actually keeps them off a bit, so they'll really only annoy you if you stop somewhere sheltered). There are little benches you can rest on along the way too, and bridges cross the most difficult bits.
  • A nice hiking into the middle of it. Depending on the time of the day except noon, you should be walking in the shade of the rock on both side, so it is not too hot. The walk takes about 1 to 1.5 hour return and there is only a bathroom at the entrance point.
  • Spectacular walk between two of the domes
  • Very spiritual place
  • Nice place to visit for some quiet contemplation - if you can find some time between the visits of hoards of tourists and screaming kids.

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