Walpa Gorge walk
Parks Australia has announced re-opening plans for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with visitors to be welcomed into sites around the park from Friday, 19 June 2020.
Walking tracks and sunrise and sunset viewing areas will be open but the Cultural Centre and associated businesses will remain closed at present. Please visit our website to confirm which sites you will be able to enjoy during your next trip to Uluru.
Walpa Gorge is a desert refuge for plants and animals. Guarded from the hot desert sun, they can find relief in this area. Walpa means windy, so named for the refreshing winds that pass through the gorge.
The rocky track gently rises to a small track, passing rare plants and ending at a grove of spearwood trees. Depending on the weather, you may come across a small stream running through the landscape. Walk within the sheer walls and experience this amazing landscape.
Walpa Gorge is part of the Kata Tjuta area, a sacred men's site.
Allow at least an hour to complete the walk and make sure you take lots of drinking water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
To enter the park you’ll need a park pass, which you can pre-purchase online for quick and easy entry.