View of trail which leads to the Valley of the winds at Kata Tjuṯa, in the Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

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View of trail which leads to the Valley of the winds at Kata Tjuṯa, in the Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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The Valley of the Winds walk lets visitors immerse themselves among Kata Tjuta’s domes. It also features unparalleled views of the spectacular Mars-like landscape surrounding Kata Tjuta from two lookout points along the track. This walk is classed as Grade 4. It is steep, rocky and difficult in places, so please be careful and take your time. The full Valley of the Winds circuit takes 3-4 hours. Drinking water is available halfway along the track. For a shorter option you can walk to one of the lookouts and return. However, doing the full circuit is actually easier than walking to the second lookout (Karingana) and returning. Listen to the Valley of the Winds audio tour Karu lookout (1 hour, 2.2 km return) The track to the first lookout is moderately difficult and has some loose rocks to negotiate. However, the views from the lookout are absolutely jaw-dropping. Please mind your step and wear sturdy footwear. Drinking water is available at the start of the track. Karingana lookout (2.5 hours, 5.4 km return)The track to the Karingana lookout takes you down into the valley and creek beds. It is challenging in sections with many steps and some steep spots.
Location: Valley of the winds, Kata Tju?a, in the Uluru-Kata Tju?a National Park, Northern Territory, Austral