The Heart of Australia

11 09 2014
Another sunset with moon rising… so glad I did two sunsets!

The heart of Australia – Uluru

What can I say?  This place is AMAZING!!!  Uluru is truly breathtaking and so much larger than we ever imagined it to be.  Along our travels we’d come across people that thought they may leave out a visit to “the rock” due to time restrictions and justified it saying it really is only a rock.  Well a rock it may be but probably the most amazing, striking, interesting, unbelievably ever changing through the day rock they will ever see.

We stayed at Ayers Rock Resort camp ground for four nights and found the set out of Yalara, the town ship very well organised and serviced.  The kids enjoyed the pool plus the playground and relished in that there were so many families here for them to play with – something we haven’t come across often in our travels.  We again joined an interesting ranger talk and even tried our hand at spear throwing and boomerang throwing.  Matt, who was the smallest there ended up doing a top throw of his boomerang as it did the circle and almost landed back at his feet – an applaud from the crowd he received with a proud smile.

While we had my parents with us Stephen and I made the most of the grandparents by doing a sunrise at Uluru, the Valley of the Winds walk around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and even another sunset at Uluru – just the two of us.  What a novelty it was as that hasn’t happened either on our trip before :-).

Uluru is definitely something else.  It’s huge scale in the almost middle of our country is awe inspiring.  It has a majestic feel which I think most people sense as even amongst the crowds at sunrise/sunset it is still so quiet – people are reverent around the rock…  or maybe its just due to the many overseas visitors and different languages no one knows what to say :-)!  Either way it’s nice that it is a quiet event where you can soak up the beauty of a remarkable part of our land.

Matts winning throw

Matts winning throw

Dad trying left handed boomerang throwing

Dad trying left handed boomerang throwing

Kata Tjuta - The Olgas

Kata Tjuta – The Olgas

These finches were in force at the water stations… very cute :-)

These finches were in force at the water stations… very cute 🙂

A selfie on the Valley of the Winds Walk

A selfie on the Valley of the Winds Walk

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Valley of the Winds

Valley of the Winds

Every side, nook and cranny is different around the rock

Every side, nook and cranny is different around the rock

Textures of Uluru

Textures of Uluru

Sunrise with Kata Tjuta in the far left

Sunrise with Kata Tjuta in the far left

Sunrise… with Kata Tjuta in the left.

Sunset same day as above

Sunset again same day

Sunset again same day

A little closer look

A little closer look

Colours of midday

Colours of midday

Another sunset with moon rising… so glad I did two sunsets!

Another sunset with moon rising… so glad I did two sunsets!

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2 responses

11 09 2014
Lorna

WOW!!! Brought back so many memories of our “big trip” when ur kids were young. I too fell in love with Uluru. No-one could could to be moved by It’s benevolent, brooding presence in that vast landscape… Magnificent!
Lovely to Les & Barb enjoying time there with you all – & also allowing some rare “time out for mum & dad”.
Blessings
L xx

11 09 2014
Lorna

Oops! typing in a hurry.. meant “OUR” kid; & No-one could FAIL to be moved..

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