Kata Tjuta

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.

the story

the story

Do the 2 click on these.

from the south across the desert plain

from the south across the desert plain

Kata Tjuta - highest point 546 metres

Kata Tjuta – highest point 546 metres

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.

Valley of the Winds

Valley of the Winds

no crowds here

no crowds here

You can just make out that white shirt again on the ridge in the centre below – 2 click.

rough terrain, up and down

rough terrain, up and down

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.

looking down on the 'land before time'

looking down on the ‘land before time’

~35 degrees, hot sun beating down, 4 hours of walking, one step at a time. Long, long, long shower back at camp later.

along the trail in the Valley of the Winds

along the trail in the Valley of the Winds

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’.

'highway' to Western Australia

‘highway’ to Western Australia

Farewell Uluru/Kata Tjuta, it truly was a pleasure! Thank-you.

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About durhamgjvoyageur

Retired guy, travelling and enjoying our amazing world!
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5 Responses to Kata Tjuta

  1. Cathy Lee says:

    Hi Jerry, these are magnificent pictures. The ‘land before time’ seems quite apt. What an amazing journey you’re having. Thanks for sharing.
    Cathy Lee

  2. nancy says:

    so impressed by your journey, words and pictures. think you should drive around the UK next. love nancy

  3. Sue says:

    Again – Fabulous!!!!
    xxoo

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