Monday, June 29, 2015

Our Family Holiday (Part 6) - Uluru and Kata-Tjuta

On Thursday we left Alice Springs are drove 450km to see Uluru.  For years we looked at this photo on our prayer card and dreamed of seeing.  So this was a pretty big day for us.
 
 
Thanks for the reminder!
 
Mt. Conner
People are often fooled by Mt. Conner and think it's Uluru.
Still an amazing sight!
 
 
There she is - Uluru!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You were able to drive completely around Uluru and see it from all sides.
 
 
There are signs there asking people not to climb,
although they do allow it in some places.
But out of respect we just walked around.
 
Red dirt
 
About 50 kilometers from Uluru is Kata-Tjuta, or the Olgas.
 
 
 
A view of Uluru from Kata-Tjuta.
 
 
And Uluru at sunset.
 
 
Also, as a side note, it does cost to get into the National Park were Uluru and Kata-Tjuta are.  The cost for a year's pass for Territorians was $65.  I only share, because we hadn't budgeted this into our trip, and other's reading this who are planning a trip may want to know.  :)
 
We stayed in a cabin in Yalara, a little town near Uluru.
 
 
 
 
We found Swiss Miss hot chocolate in Alice Springs.
It was quite cold (4C), so they were happy to warm up with hot chocolate.
 
I wanted to see camels in the wild,
but this is as close as I could get.
 
Here is my favourite photo from our trip. 
Can you see Uluru in the background?
 
 
I absolutely love these clouds!
 
 
We left Friday and drove to Tennent Creek to stay the night.
 
I got this photo of a beautiful sunset there.
 
The petrol station offered kangaroo tails, fur and all.
Maybe next time!
 
 
That's the last of my photos.
Thanks for stopping by!
 


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