Kata Tjuta is a Pitjantjatjara word meaning 'many heads'. Kata Tjuta lies about 32 kilometres west of Uluru - 50 kilometres by road (allow 110 km return). This is an Anangu men's site and is sacred under Tjukurpa (law).
Located 26 km along the road to Kata Tjuta, this short, easy walk offers a magnificent panoramic view of the domes and a relaxing place to sit and absorb this ever-changing landscape. At sunset and sunset it is awe-inspiring.
Grade 2 | 600m | 30 mins | wheelchair access
Walpa (windy) Gorge is a desert refuge for plants and animals. The rocky track gently rises to an ephemeral stream, passing rare plants and ending at a grove of spearwood. Walk within the sheer walls and experience this amazing landscape.
Grade 3 | 2.6 km return | 1 hour
Get away from everyone and everything at Valley of the Winds. The views are breathtaking and worth the effort of taking on these walks.
This track has some loose rocks to negotiate. Please mind your step and wear sturdy footwear. The view is breathtaking and worth the little effort.
Grade 3 | 2.2 km return | 1 hr | drinking water available at the start of the track
This track takes you down into the valley snad creek beds. It is challenging in sections with many steps and some steep spots but it is absolutely worth the effort.
Grade 4 | 5.4 km return | 2.5 hr
Full circuit walk
The remander of the Valley of the Winds walk takes you far away from everyone and everything and into the heart of this land.
Grade 4 | 7.4 km full circuit | 4 hrs | commercial photography not allowed | water available half way along the track
A perfect place for a picnic any time of the day, or to watch the last rays of the sun over the landscape. The only toilet block at Kata Tjuta is located here.
wheelchair access | toilets | picnic area | drinking water
Minimising your environmental footprint
You are one of a large number of visitors the park receives every year. Each footprint in the sand may last many weeks and desert plants are sensitive to disturbance. Walking off track can also spread weed seeds and collapse underground burrows. You can help this fragile environment by staying on the designated walking areas.