Lanayru Desert is a desolate region that was once bountiful. There are many timeshift stones, which can restore portions of the land back to its pristine state.
Seeking the Temple of Time
During Link’s first trip to the Lanayru Province, he’ll need to pass through the desert to reach the Temple of Time, where Zelda has gone. As luck would have it, the temple entrance is blocked, so Link will need to find an alternative route.
Nayru’s Silent Realm
In his quest for the sacred flames, Link can discover a trial gate towards the north of Lanayru Desert, which leads to Nayru’s Silent Realm. By completing this trial, Link will receive one of the goddess’s gifts, the Clawshots.
Missing Party Wheel
After sending Scrapper off on his first mission, to retrive the Windmill Propeller, there’s another task for the rude robot. If Link heads to Fun Fun Island in the western skies, he can help Dodoh look for his missing party wheel in the desert.
|Towards the south of the western portion of the desert, before the path to the Temple of Time. Bomb the Ampilus and use them as platforms to reach it.
|Towards the north-east, there’s a looping tunnel. Use the Clawshots to continue past the Heart Piece chest.
|A short distance west from the cages below the Mining Facility platform. Use the Clawshots at the target near the north.
|In the Temple of Time section. Hop onboard the northernmost minecart (the one that takes you back to the desert) and prepare a Skyward Strike to hit the cube halfway along.
|South-east corner of the desert. Blow up the rocks near the entrance to reveal a timeshift stone. Then climb up the nearby vines and shimmy along the ledge to reach the other side.
|Random Rare Treasure
|Near the party wheel. You can either drop down from higher ground or crawl through a tunnel (either way, you’ll need to use the tunnel to leave).
|You can find loads just rolling around the desert. But there’s also one inside a chest directly north of the entrance, just before the cages near the center.
|Near the cages, clawshot up to the raised platforms to the west, where there’s a Goddess Cube. Then go around and turn right at the crossroad.
|Just outside the northern building with the lightning node, clawshot up to small raised platform.
|Inside the northern building. After hitting the timeshift stone to revert the building to the past, head towards the south-west corner, before going up the stairs.
|In the same building, west from the timeshift stone.
|Random Rare Treasure
|Also in the same building, in the bottom-left corner of the northern room. Stand in the northern room near that corner, then launch your Beetle to hit the timeshift stone.
|Heart Piece 21
|At the end of the north-eastern tunnel. If you start towards the east side of the desert (north of the fire node building), there’s a sunken pathway nearby that leads to a cracked wall.
|On a small area of raised land north-west from the fire node building. Use the Clawshots to get up.
|Inside the south-eastern fire node building. Towards the west side, near a box you can push to create a shortcut.
|Blue Rupee x3
|There are three brown chests inside the south-eastern building, located towards the north, south-west and east. For the latter two, the building must be in the past state.
|Blue chest in the northern room inside the south-eastern building.