July 15, 2018

Central Australia _ Day 6

Now on the final stage of our journey ... Sunrise at Uluru ...
Up at 5:45 and it was a rather cool one degree morning, with a significant wind chill factor and needed to be well rugged up... the constantly changing light very beautiful ...








Later in the morning we went for a walk round the base of Uluru and visited the Muti Julu Waterhole area, a stunning walk with aboriginal rock painting, incredible rock faces, landscape and waterhole  ...
























Waiting for a second Uluru sunset, before viewing the 'Field off Lights' ...
Glowing spinifex grass and desert oaks (the smaller, vertical 'triffid' like juveniles are up to 80 years old, while the mature versions are up to 300 years old... amazing)...







Central Australia Trip _ Day 5

On the final stages of the long trek from Alice Springs to Uluru ... Mt. Connor is often called the 'false Uluru' ...



Mt. Connor salt pans

View to Mt. Connor


 First glimpses of Uluru from the Mt. Connor road-stop ...








Later in the day we visited The Olgas (now called Kata Tjuta National Park)... a vast and rather intimidating rock and spectacular walk ...













Uluru sunset ... a rather crowded but still beautiful experience ...





Sometimes turning the opposite way can be just as interesting ...



Last glimpse of Uluru before darkness falls ...




Central Australia Trip _ Day 4

On the long trek from Alice Springs to Uluru ...





This is the impact site of up to 14 meteor strikes, dated to many thousands of years ago and would have been a massive impact site... it figures heavily in indigenous stories ...






Kings Canyon Rim Walk ... a 6 km., 3 hour walk around the rim of the canyon, with a beautiful waterhole in the middle of the walk, plus spectacular views everywhere...