Couple walking from Walpa Gorge
Walpa Gorge walk
Kata Tjuta from a distance

Waḻpa Gorge Walk

Waḻpa Gorge is a desert refuge for plants and animals.

Guarded from the hot desert sun, they can find relief in this area. Waḻpa 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.

Waḻpa Gorge is part of the Kata Tjuṯa 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.

  • Information

    Entry cost

    Indicative Prices tickets from $38
    3 day pass - $38 Adult Annual pass - $50 Adult Vehicle of a resident of the Northern Territory - $109 per annual pass

    Facilities

    • Carpark

    Activities

    • Hiking

    Accreditation

    • World Heritage
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