This is a continuation of our recent trip to Australia. From Sydney we flew to Uluru.
I’ve seen Ayers Rock in pictures, but to see it in person is pretty unbelievable.
We spent the first evening watching the rock change colors as the sun set. After dark we were bussed to an area for a barbecue and star gazing. A beautiful night for both of those activities.
The next morning we headed out at 4:30 am for a sunrise walk around this rock. It was beautiful seeing the rock close up and we were surprised to see all of the trees. The sky was absolutely lovely.
We returned to the hotel at 11:30, ate some lunch and then were back on the bus at 2:30 pm to tour Kata Tjuta which was about an hour from the hotel.
We were scheduled to take three walks, but due to the heat, one was cut short. We knew it would be hot since it was summer there, but these were record temperatures – around 125 degrees. I walked slowly on the first two and sat in the shade with most of the rest of the tour group for the last walk. We were required to take 2 liters of water with us and we definitely needed it. I am so glad we took this tour even with the heat. So much more beauty!
When we started planning this trip I called a local travel agent. When I mentioned going to Uluru she asked me why I’d want to go there. “It’s just a big rock.” Oh, it was so much more. I hung up the phone and we proceeded to plan out bucket list trip agenda on our own. Our only regret was that we only scheduled two nights here. Because of that we had to fit two tours in a day which was almost too much especially with the heat. We’d recommend anyone interested in traveling here to stay three nights.
The next day we were off to our next stop – Port Douglas.