We’ve been very fortunate to witness the Red Centre grandeur of Uluru and Kate Tjuta at sunrise, sunset and in between.
It is so hard to describe the spectrum of colour changes across the day, from purples, pinks, oranges and deep reds. Stunning. Breathtaking.
We spent two days in the region. On the first afternoon, we hiked through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, which in the local Indigenous language means “many heads”. Being a very warm afternoon, we would have welcomed a wind but, alas, it was not to be.
But we did find the flies!
The next day was spent enjoying the treasures of Uluru, starting with a very nippy sunrise viewing.
By the time we were ready to start the 10.6 km base walk around Uluru, the southerly had hit – big time! We had prepared ourselves for a 3.5 hour walk in warm conditions: sunscreen, insect repellent, water, fruit and nibblies, sun protection, hat and fly nets, etc. But, come 8am we were scrambling for woollies and wind jackets! Who knew?!
But, by the time we had walked our way around one quarter of ‘the rock’, we were in full sun, the temperature had risen at least another 10 degrees, and the cooling wind had become our dearest friend!
Here are some pics from our base walk around Uluru.