Central Australia Adventure 12 – Uluru and Kata Tjuta

The Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park in many ways the centre of Australia

Uluru the largest monolith in the world.

Constantly changing colour and tone as the light hits it.

To see it shine red during sunset it amazing

To see it at sunset with the March full moon rising on the equinox truly spiritual.

The walk around the base of Uluru is approximately 10.5 km.

Uluru is a sacred place for Aboriginal Australians and being close to it one feels the sacred power of the rock that is ever changing in colour and mood.

Each crevice, crack, cave and stain tell part of an Aboriginal dreamtime story.

Stories often told in drawing in the rock caves.

Kata Tjuta is approximately 40 km from Uluru. A series of sandstone rocks through which valleys wind.

The Valley of the Winds walk is an approximately 7km walk through the rock outcrops

As I sit in a hotel room in Longreach, Queensland, reflecting on the two weeks spent immersed in the Red Centre a shiver still goes down my spine.

It took me almost a lifetime to get here but I may yet be back.

15 thoughts on “Central Australia Adventure 12 – Uluru and Kata Tjuta

  1. OMG, the Uluru is absolutely stunning and so spiritually majestic. I saw this featured when Oprah Winfrey took her staff and family to visit Australia before she ended her TV show. That’s quite a lifetime treat. I know you enjoyed touring that region! πŸ™‚

  2. I flew to Uluru in 1980 and went to Kata Juta when the wildflowers were out. Spectacular. A very special area that is both spiritual and immersive. So glad you made it. As always your pictures are beautiful. Thanks again. πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

  3. There is something about that place isn’t there. It just draws you in.
    I also think that flying there is cheating as you truly don’t appreciate just where you are.

  4. Wow! Fantastic shots Mic. We hope to get up there in August and are looking forward to hearing your tips on what to visit etc. Cheers Pauline

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