Valley of the Winds

One of the most renowned walks in Australia is the ‘Valley of the Winds’. This walk offers spectacular views of Kata Tjuta. Kata Tjuta in Pitjantjatjara means ‘Many heads’. It has about 36 domes and the surroundings provide breathtaking photographic opportunities. This area is sacred under Tjukurpa and Anangu men’s law.

The walk has two main lookouts – Karu lookout which is about 800 meters from the car park and Karingana lookout which is another 2 kilometers from the Karu lookout.

Tip: I would suggest doing the walk anticlockwise, which reduces the steep climb to Karingana lookout.


  • Distance: ~7 kilometres lookout
  • Time required: ~3 hours
  • Grade: Hard