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Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds Walk

US$ 114.96 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Marvel at the incredible rock formations of Kata Tjuta
  • Stunning scenery and incredible photo-opportunities
  • Experience the wild beauty of the outback at first hand
  • Sip sparkling wine as you watch a magnificent sunset

Overview

Travel to magnificent Kata Tjuta, an extraordinary place where 36 mighty red rock domes emerge from the desert floor.

Set off with a guide along the Valley of the Winds Walk, one of the most famous trails in the area.

Follow rocky paths and creeks through the towering rock walls and marvel at the unique plants and animals that survive in this harsh environment. Once the Valley of the Winds lookout is reached, take time to gaze out over the central valley of Kata Tjuta.

Your outback adventure ends with a chance to admire the desert sunset as you sip a glass of sparkling wine.

Itinerary

At the start of your delightful Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds Walk you will be picked up from your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort in a comfortable coach.

You will be driven to Kata Tjuta, a distance of about 50 km by road from Ayers rock (Uluru). Kata Tjuta is an Aboriginal word meaning 'many heads' and the area is famous for its 36 steep-sided rock domes. Some of the rocks are close together with only narrow gaps between. Others, rounded and polished by the wind, are more spaced apart. The highest is called Mount Olga (462 m/1500 feet).

Your driver/guide will explain the geological history of Kata Tjuta and then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk between the domes of red rock.

The first part of the trail (around 2.7 km) is moderately difficult with some loose rocks and some steep sections but you will be rewarded by stupendous views from the look-out points.

The rest of the Valley of the Winds Walk, (7.4 km complete circuit) is easier. It leads you down between rock walls and along creek beds into the serenity of the wild bush.

At the end of this exciting and worthwhile walk, you can watch a glorious outback sunset while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.

Return to Ayers Rock Resort approximately 40 minutes after sunset.

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Reviews

Both the driver and guide were excellent in explaining the history of the area during the walk. People who were unable to do the "Cardio Climb" which involved more extensive... Maria K Hannosh

Both guides were extremely knowledgeable and informative. Only negative was as some of the group were elderly, they missed out on the information being imparted because they... Anne Wait

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

5 hours

Start time

Start time: 01 Apr - 31 Oct: 1400h (2:00pm)
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 1500h (3:00pm)
Duration: 5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel at Ayers Rock Resort.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Ayers Rock Resort

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a luxury coach
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Glass of sparkling wine at sunset

Exclusions

  • National Park entrance fee (approx AUD 25.00 per person)

Do/Dont's

Wear a hat, casual clothes, sunscreen and non-slip walking shoes. You might like to take a bottle of water or perhaps some oranges to keep you hydrated. Don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Kata Tjuta is a sacred site and access to certain areas is restricted. Please stay on the marked tracks.

This 2-3 hour walk requires a moderate level of fitness and sturdy footwear.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • "Valley of Winds Walk" Both the driver and guide were excellent in explaining the history of the area during the walk. People who were unable to do the "Cardio Climb" which involved more extensive...
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