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“Valley of the Winds walk is spectacular!”

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
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Owner description: Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’. This spectacular landform lies about 50 kilometres drive from Uluru and Yulara. This area is an Anangu men’s site and is sacred under Tjukurpa(traditional law). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit this place but as with all areas of the park, please stay on the marked tracks.
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Unlike Uluru, which is one big solid rock, Kata Tjuta is a series of large rock formations with gorges and valleys in between, and it becomes very impressive as you walk into it.
We did the Valley of the Winds walk one morning. The temperature was about 38 C, so the trail was officially closed past a certain point, but we continued for 45-60 minutes because the scenery was so exciting and we were not going to be able to return. We were glad we did because we ended up seeing the most spectacular scenery of all. However, bearing in mind that it was very hot, we didn't complete the loop and retraced our steps when we felt we had seen the best part.
Although it was certainly hot, it was such dry heat that we didn't find it nearly as oppressive as much lower temperatures with high humidity.
After a picnic lunch, we went on to the Walpa Gorge, where we did the 2.6 km return walk. It wasn't as impressive as the Valley of the Winds, but still well worth doing and an easier walk.

Thank cdnguyOttawa
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ParksAustralia, Public Affairs, Parks Australia at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

We’re so glad you enjoyed Kata Tjuta – it is spectacular, isn’t it? Australia is currently experiencing very high temperatures and we urge travellers to stay on the recommended routes to avoid dehydration and heat-related illness. To avoid missing out begin your walk early in the morning – park staff are always happy to assist in planning your walks. Regards, Tanya, Parks Australia

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had rented a car at the airport so we were able to do base walk at Uluru and the sunset the first day and the sun rise and valley of the wind trek on the second day . It worked out much cheaper then if we had take tours and we were able to cover everything there is in the short amount of time we had . I think one day in Ayers rock are is plenty if you can rent a car .
The valley of the wind trek is a pretty hard trek , make sure you have good shoes and are in good shape. Take lots of water and do it early in the morning right after the sun rise.

If you are renting a car be sure to have a credit card that has the information embossed ( raised ) . I was initially refused the car by thrifty because my visa card has the name and numbers printed and the thrifty car rental person said they would not accept as it is considered a " flat card " . Luck I had another card that had the embossed letters and numbers and she could take a impression of it .

6  Thank kp_vy
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

when you came to Ulure we decided to spend an hour to watch Mt olgas.
But when we saw Mt Olgas immediatly understood that we were in error. we suggest you to spend unless a morning or an afternoon to walk along this rocks to discover every single meter of it.

Thank manutuscany
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The circular walk is great but one should start as soon as the sun rises in summer. After 11 am the heat becomes unbearable.

Thank 12Travellingismylife
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Such an asweome experience! I highly recommend doing the Kata Tjuta "Valley of the Winds" full loop walk - make sure you start early when you do your walk, wear sun protective clothes and take lots of water. Beautiful walk, stunning views - an amazing part of the world!! Walpa Gorge is also great.

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