Valley of the Winds, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Take in the scenery of Valley of the Winds while walking between the towering rocks and majestic domes of Kata Tjuta. The entire 7.4 km (4.6 mi) loop takes nearly three hours and requires a decent level of fitness to complete. Two lookouts provide aerial views of the domes. Keep an eye open for kangaroos, different plants, and birdlife. Wear sturdy shoes and watch your step for loose rocks. Temperatures can get quite high despite gushing winds so stay well hydrated. To visit Valley of the Winds and other attractions in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website .
Valley of the Winds Reviews
Make sure you visit Kata Tjuta if you are visiting Uluru. The Valley of the Winds walk is magnificent - no crowds, (though lots of flies), you get a sense of being alone & insignificant in the middle ... more »
Well worth doing the whole hike, about 7.4km. Did not find it as challenging as the description. The path is a little rocky but not that steep and is a walk in the park compared to the Uluru climb whi... more »
The full circuit 7.4 km walk is described as difficult and grade 4 in the brochure we had. I think that most of the reason for this is the trail is very loose and uneven and takes reasonable care to traverse without a possible ankle mishap. There are 2-3 steep sections but they’re well spread out and reasonably short. Good well fitted walking shoes are a must, decent runners at the least. Take your camera of course because you’ll want it. Photography will add 30-45 minutes to the walk I’d guess. Water and snacks are a must. Water is available in the car park. If you’ve done the rim walk at a Kings Canyon then this is a similar length and time without the first 1000 steps to reach the plateau. Easier, not easy. We enjoyed it and surprise surprise we were able to FaceTime with our daughter and show her where we were. Coverage happened on the return leg.
Beautiful walk with rewarding views. It's marked as 'difficult', but we found this walk to be quite easy, with very few steep uphill sections. We stopped a lot to take photos and did the walk in about 2.5hrs. Hiking boots are best to use as the path is quite rocky. Also, we did the hike anticlockwise (like the signs said) but I think the views would probably be a bit better clockwise (though fantastic either way!).
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