Yes, a childhood dream come true, after 5 and half hours drive from Alice Spring we finally reached Uluru! Like every tourist who comes here we headed for the only resort complex in the area (this one, but there is a wide range of accommodations for different budgets), and since it was late afternoon we strolled to a quiet Uluru viewing area to see the sunset.
|Almost twilight... the sun is about to disappear from behind our backs...|
|The sun is at the horizon now and the sand looks really red!|
|Twilight! The viewing area had two chairs (and only us!) There was a table there too, I am sure that they set it up to do romantic dinners and photo shoots... if I had knew I would have brought out dinner for us and some props :-)! Next time perhaps!|
The second day we drove to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and all around Uluru. There are a number of walks to do, we did one by ourselves and one with a park ranger.
At close distance every angle of the rock looks different. It is truly spectacular
|The black stripes are where water falls when it rains|
The guide showed us several rock paintings and he did a few designs for us on the sand to understand the meaning of them. You can find some here!
|On the third morning we got up really early to drive back into the park to watch the sunrise. It was freezing cold and also cloudy, so the light wasn't the best, but nevertheless, it was magic!|