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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  • There are more spectacular (King's Canyon...) but throat Anita includes very beautiful colors, the contrasts between the Greens and oranges of the rock. Ride easy and not dangerous.
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  • I had high expectations of this walk. I love Gorges and had previously visited ones around Alice Springs and Kings Canyon, so was expecting something better. but sadly this was disappointing. It was o...  more »
  • And for the more adventurous the walk go back to a time you will discover a geological wonder
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  • A great wonder of the world in Australia's backyard. All on sealed road to drive there. Self walk around and great marked path ways, heap of people there but still not crowded. Enjoy the views 5km out clearly marked and sign posted. Family pass $65 in the whole national park. Great value for what you can see. A great day trip from Alice Springs.
  • Definitely worth a visit, the walk was nice and seeing the rock formation/s and height is something you can only see in person yourself. Drinking water is available and toilet facilities are in the next carpark over.
  • People need to be prepared for the cold and winds. Wearr warm windproof clothes and a beanie. They need also need good closed shoes. Sandals dont cut it.
  • Great walk into the area to view nature in a strange and unusual form.
  • 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.

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