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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
The Valley of the Winds is a beautiful, scenic walk which involves a bit if hiking. We went with the Uluru Hop on Hop off bus. We were picked up at the hotel, taken to a sunrise viewing point and then... more »
このときは天候不良かなにかにより第一展望台までしか行けなかったので風の谷のすべてを堪能できたわけではないと思うのですが、それでも自然の雄大さを感じることができました。カタジュタは岩岩がたくさんあり、入り組んだ散策路が面白いですね。 more »At this time, I was able to enjoy all of the valley of the wind because I was able to go only to the first observatory because of bad weather or something, but I could still feel the grandeur of nature. Katajuta has a lot of rocks and interesting walking paths.
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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