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  • Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Explore the red sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) on an afternoon walk through the Valley of the Winds, then experience the unforgettable sight of a central Australian sunset. Follow trails to lookouts for panoramic views of Australia’s unique outback landscape, and enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles as you watch Kata Tjuta’s domes change color in the setting sun.

Highlights

  • Kata Tjuta sunset and Valley of the Winds walk
  • See Kata Tjuta’s incredible formation of rock domes
  • Witness breathtaking views of Kata Tjuta on your walk through the Valley of the Winds
  • Enjoy wine and nibbles while watching the sunset at Kata Tjuta
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Valley of the Winds walk is one of the most rewarding bushwalks in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, offering fantastic views of the surreal domes of Kata Tjuta. Ending the day watching the sun set over the desert with a glass of sparkling wine makes for a magical outback experience.

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What You Can Expect

Valley of the Winds Walk and Kata Tjuta Sunset Tour

Kata Tjuta at sunset

Your tour begins with pickup from the Ayers Rock Resort. Relax on the scenic trip through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and keep a lookout for the park's wildlife, including kangaroos, camels and wild horses.

During the trip to Kata Tjuta, listen to your guide's expert commentary about central Australia’s ecology and hear some of the creation stories passed down over the millennia by the local Anangu people.

The stories reveal the Aboriginal people's special connection to the landscape you're traveling through, including the sacred sandstone domes of Kata Tjuta, meaning 'many heads.' The sacred formation of 36 giant rock domes extends for 4 miles (6 kilometers) through the park.

Arriving at Kata Tjuta, explore this legendary site on a 2- to 3-hour guided walk through the Valley of the Winds. Take in amazing views across the red sandstone domes at the Karu lookout, as you follow winding rocky tracks to the Valley of the Winds lookout area for more tremendous views over the central Australian desert. This walk can be a little challenging, and requires a good level of fitness.

As the afternoon draws to a close, your tour takes you to the sunset viewing area at Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a glass of chilled sparkling wine with nibbles as you take in the amazing sight of an outback sunset at Kata Tjuta. Watch the domes change color in the fading light as the sun sets behind the horizon.

Relax on the return journey to the Ayers Rock Resort as the outback sky turns from dusk to night.

Itinerary

Hotel Pickup:

April - October:

Desert Gardens - 1:45pm
Sails in the Desert - 1:30pm
Ayers Rock Campground - 1:35pm
Outback Pioneer - 1:35pm

November - March:
Desert Gardens - 2:45pm
Sails in the Desert - 2:30pm
Ayers Rock Campground - 2:35pm
Outback Pioneer - 2:35pm

Customer Reviews

Julie P
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Cloudy, so unfortunately not much of a sunset but the tour itself was well organised

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Grace did a fantastic job of telling us the historical and ecological significance of the area. She also carefully guided us through a challenging hike. Highly recommend..............take the long hike. The view is amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour, worth the 8km walk! Had a choice to do the long or short walk, we decided to do the long walk and it was amazing, the AAT Kings tour guides were fantastic. After the walk we watched the sunset with a glass of bubbly and nibbles, I would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I loved Kata Tjuta sunset tour. Ayres Rock or Uluru is always the big attraction however, the sunset at this site was amazing. This is enormous. Thanks to AAT Kings for their very knowledgable and interesting driver and tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Amazing tour! We did two walks that were each about one hour or a little more each. The extreme heat left us without doing the third walk but that was okay and out of their control. The Park controls that and not the Tour Companies. The walks were unreal with great scenery everywhere. Everywhere you looked was a great potential picture. I did not want it to end.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The drinks and food relaxing after a hike at sunset was perfect. They even played some classic Australian music for us on the bus back to the resort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The walk was not as impressive as I had hoped, but the guides were really wonderful ( AATKIngs). Very enthusiastic, interacted well with everyone, very eager to share their love of the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great guide and driver . Unfortunately the valley of the winds longer walk was cancelled due to the heat but we still did the shorter walk which was stunning, and got to see the Walpa Gorge which was a lovely bonus. Sunset was great.
Would not hesitate to recommend it. Thanks for a great day.

Jana I
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great tour with informative guides and options for different levels of fitness. Yummy nibbles with a few drinks whilst watching the sunset over Kata Tjuta.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The complete walk is not that difficult - you can turn and retrace your steps if necessary. Some great photographic opportunities and a chance to meet fellow travellers. The sunset is well worth it and the drinks and nibbles adds to the experience

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