Kata Tjuta is a 25k drive away from Uluru across the surrounding plain, all part of the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park. All too much for words or the camera lens.
Do the 2 click on these.
The Valley of the Winds walk is a 4 hour circuit through this rugged terrain. The white dot in the centre of the photo below is a walker along the trail – perspective.
You can just make out that white shirt again on the ridge in the centre below – 2 click.
After talking me into doing the full circuit, the walkers below ‘chickened’ out, turned around and headed back to the start. I walked down into the valley, looping around to the left to finish the walk alone. I know it’s trite, but it sure was like the ‘land before time’ – expected to see dinosaurs running across the plain down there.
~35 degrees, hot sun beating down, 4 hours of walking, one step at a time. Long, long, long shower back at camp later.
This is the start of the road from Kata Tjuta to Docker River near the Western Australia border. Once there, the road heads out between the Gibson Desert to the north and the Great Victoria Desert to the south, dirt road all the way. It’s called the Tjukaruru Road. Hundreds of kilometres before hitting pavement again somewhere north of Kalgoorlie. You don’t head out there unless you’re very well equipped and really know your ‘stuff’.
Farewell Uluru/Kata Tjuta, it truly was a pleasure! Thank-you.