If you want to see how the region can vary, have a look at our new web page comparing wet and dry years.
Our walk begins as we follow the tourist track up to the top of the range and along to Kings Creek. From this point onwards, we may see no one else until the walk is over.
We follow Kings Creek north into an area of rugged rock formations and hidden water holes, stopping to spend two or even three nights in one spot as we explore the rock maze around us. Eventually, we reach the eastern boundary of the park and head south to a large permanent waterhole.
We follow the southern edge of the range west, stopping at a number of permanent pools along the way. We may even walk out into the dunes on the top of the range and spend a night in a very different environment.
Watarrka has been a special place for thousands of years as is shown by the rock carvings and paintings we will encounter along the way.
Terrain and difficulty.The walk begins with a steep climb along a marked trail. Much of the walk is along flat rock ledges but there is some rock hopping where you have to move over fairly rough country.
Portions of the walk go over soft sand which is generally slower and more tiring than walking over rock. The scrub should not be much of a problem, but this can vary from year to year and there may be some sections of fairly thick scrub which will slow our progress.
Although there are some moderately difficult sections, overall the terrain is as easy as you can find in central Australia. Combine this with stopping more than one night at some camp sites and you have one of the easier walks we offer in the Red Centre.
Your rewards are spectacular scenery, wildflowers and an incredible wilderness experience no other operator can offer you.
For more information about this trip or to find out how to book email us for Watarrka National Park Information
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