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κοντά στην περιοχή Yulara, Northern Territory (Australia)

242) Valley of the Winds - 3rd June 2019
Return Distance 7.9km, Max Elevation 673m, Climb 95m, Time 2.5hr, Level - Medium - Pops, Elaine, Hannah
Co-ordinates: -25.284960, 130.726210
My Blog:
Uluru yesterday, The Olgas today. The highlight, was Karingana lookout on the saddle, where it gives you the impression you are entering some hidden valley, surrounded by domed rocks; fantastic.
Short Description:
Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara, meaning ‘many heads’ consisting of 36 stunning domed rocks and is an Anangu men’s site and sacred under Tjukurpa (traditional law),
Take your time and soak in this very tranquil environment with absolutely spectacular scenery. The views are breathtakingly surreal and worth the effort, as the track takes you through valleys, along creek bed and far away from everyone and everything.
And when they say 'valley of the winds', there are lots of valleys and it can be very windy!
Getting there:
Travel into the National Park from Yulara and once in the park, take the first right (signposted). Follow this road for 35km, before turning right to the Valley of the Winds car park. (signposted).
Maps:
Uluru and Kata Tjuta Visitor Guide
Route/Trail notes:
From the main car park, cross two bridges heading towards the domed rocks. After 1.1km of gentle climbing on the rocky trail, you reach Karu lookout; turn right for the circuit before descending steeply between two domes. At a flat clearing surrounded by domes, turn right or left for the circuit. The right turn takes you through a beautiful valley and eventually up to a saddle between two steeply-sided domes to Karingana lookout, with its amazing views. Descend steeply, then bear left around the back of the domes. Climb again to a rocky plateau before descending down a large rocky shelf to the valley floor. Turning left, the path heads along a dry river bed to the clearing to meet the 1.6km path back, climbing steeply to Karu lookout before the gentle descent to the car park.
Permits/Costs:
Admission to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park costs $25 per adult (2019) and provides a three or more day pass. Passes are non-transferable and are scanned/checked at the Ranger Station.
Other References/Comments:
Don't forget your fly mesh.

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