Northern Territory

Popular Walks

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Medium
2.5 km return
1 hr

Panorama Walk

This walk offers good views and interesting geological sites. The spectacular folding you can see in the rock faces along this walk were created in the upheaval stage, when the soft bitter springs rock was twisted and folded by powerful earth movements.

Hard
9 km one-way
5 hrs

Ridgetop Walk

You can start this walk at either, John Hayes Rockhole or Trephina Gorge and return along the road or arrange with friends for a vehicle pick-up. This walk offers spectacular views of the rugged East MacDonnell Ranges and a view of Alice Springs is possible from Turner’s Lookout.

Medium
2 km return
1 hr

Trephina Gorge Walk

This walk can initially be enjoyed by either walking directly down into the creekbed or alternatively by walking up along the gorge rim. This loop walk which commences at the creeks edge, provides scenic views of the sheer red cliffs towering over the treelined creek. Close observation may reveal the presence of the shy Black-footed Rock-wallaby

Easy
2 km return
1 hr

Mala Walk

This is where the Mala (rufous hare-wallaby) people camped when they arrived at Uluru in the beginning. There are examples of Anangu rock art along this walk and you can experience the sheer vertical walls and profound peacefulness of Kantju Gorge. A great sunset location in winter.

Very Easy
1.5 km return
1 hr

Minymaku, Watiku Walk (Talinguru Nyakunytjaku)

Take one or both of the short walks at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku to increase your understanding and appreciation of Anangu culture and survival skills. Men and women are welcome on both tracks.

Minymaku Walk (Women’s Walk)
Follow this track to learn about women’s business (such as how women process bush foods) and some of the games young children play.

This is a 1 km (30 minute) loop track and is wheelchair accessible.

Watiku Walk (Men’s Walk)
Take this track to learn about men’s business, including making tools and using fire to hunt.

This is a 1.5 km (45 minute) loop track and is wheelchair accessible.

Easy
5 km return
105 mins

Mutitjulu Waterhole

Take the Lungkata Track to Mutitjulu Waterhole, home of Wanampi, an ancestral water snake. In the special times of rain, experience the magical waterfalls. In the warmer months watch the noisy finches and nankeen kestrels soaring on the thermals. For the keen bird watcher, you may spot nesting black breasted buzzards or tawny frogmouths.

Easy
11.8 km return
4 hrs

Uluru Base Walk

Escape the crowds and take a meandering journey through acacia woodlands and grassed clay pans. Discover the diverse plants, animals and geological features of the park. From Kuniya Piti you can follow the snake-like grooves along the base of the rock where Kuniya journeyed to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Encounter bloodwoods, native grasses and waterways. The Base Walk is the best way to fully appreciate the natural and cultural beauty of Uluru.

Hard
3.5 km return
3 hrs

Uluru Summit

THIS WALK IS NOW CLOSED.

Iconic, surreal, majestic, imposing, striking, spiritual, magical. Everyone's impression is different, which might be one reason why no description is included in any Uluru promotional material of this wonderful sandstone monolith.

Medium
7.4 km return
2.5 hrs

Valley Of the Winds

Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara, meaning ‘many heads’ consisting of 36 stunning domed rocks. It is an Anangu men’s site and sacred under Tjukurpa (traditional law).
Take your time and soak in this very tranquil environment with absolutely spectacular scenery. The views are breathtakingly surreal and worth the effort, as the track takes you through valleys, along creek bed and far away from everyone and everything. And when they say 'valley of the winds', there are lots of valleys and it can be very windy!

Easy
2.9 km return
75 mins

Walpa Gorge

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.