Walpa, meaning 'windy' Gorge is a desert refuge for plants and animals. The rocky track gently rises to an ephemeral stream, passing rare plants and reaching a grove of spearwood. Walk within the sheer walls closing in on you from both sides and experience the vast landscape.

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Arid or Desert
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Travel into the National Park from Yulara and once in the park, take the first right (signposted). Follow this road for 35km, before turning right to the Walpa Gorge car park. (signposted).


Uluru and Kata Tjuta Visitor Guide

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, walk along the defined rubble pathway into the gorge and back, where there are a number of dry creek bridge crossing and benches to take a rest.


Admission to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park costs $25 per adult (2019) and provides a three or more day pass. Passes are non-transferable and are scanned/checked at the Ranger Station.

Other References/Comments:

Don't forget your fly mesh!


Really could not get excited about this walk, as there was absolutely nothing to see. Sheer cliffs in the gorge, but that was about it.

F.A.B. on 3 Jun, 2019

Best time to go is in July.

Adam on 1992


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