From Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

After our 2 day tour at Kakadu, we moved on to Alice Springs. We had another tour planned for the following day that would take us to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Nation Park where we would finally be able to see Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.


A galah, my favourite bird found in Australia.

We left the remote town of Alice Springs the following morning, hopped on our tour bus and headed for the outback. The drive was amazing, I had never seen such open spaces before and the red dirt and sand dunes were remarkable.


Climbing up the sand dunes to see Mount Connor AKA Attila.


Mount Connor AKA Attila (Sometimes called “Fooluru” because people mistake it for Uluru from a distance)

Next up, we explored the large rock formations referred to as The Olgas AKA Kata Tjuta. They are sometimes overlooked when compared to the famous monolith Ayers Rock but they are pretty incredible too!


Kata Tjuta AKA The Olgas

Finally, we reached Uluru and it was just as amazing as I expected. We took a guided tour and learned a lot about the rock formation and the Anangu – the Aboriginal people of the area. We also had dinner and champagne at sunset which was included in the tour. We were lucky enough to see the rock change into its many colours as the sun went down. It was a picture perfect ending to our magnificent day!


Uluru AKA Ayers Rock


Perfect view for our sunset dinner.

Time to see the Great Barrier Reef!

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