Unlike Uluru, which is one big solid rock, Kata Tjuta is a series of large rock formations with gorges and valleys in between, and it becomes very impressive as you walk into it.
We did the Valley of the Winds walk one morning. The temperature was about 38 C, so the trail was officially closed past a certain point, but we continued for 45-60 minutes because the scenery was so exciting and we were not going to be able to return. We were glad we did because we ended up seeing the most spectacular scenery of all. However, bearing in mind that it was very hot, we didn't complete the loop and retraced our steps when we felt we had seen the best part.
Although it was certainly hot, it was such dry heat that we didn't find it nearly as oppressive as much lower temperatures with high humidity.
After a picnic lunch, we went on to the Walpa Gorge, where we did the 2.6 km return walk. It wasn't as impressive as the Valley of the Winds, but still well worth doing and an easier walk.
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