Coober Pedy Travel Blog› entry 62 of 120 › view all entries
Had a tour of Coober Pedy starting at 8.20 this morning, so we were up pretty early. The tour itself lasts around 3 hours and the highlights include the
Once the tour had finished we had to get straight back on the road, it was a fair distance to our next stop and it would take 6 hours according to TomTom. Once again the road to full of nothing and the excitement quickly evaporated. The signs warning of cattle after every 20km’s turned into a sort of a challenge, since after almost 200km’s we’d failed to see a single animal (either dead or alive).
We arrived at our destination at around 4.30pm, but after filling up with petrol at the nearby filling station it was quickly agreed that this wasn’t the sort of place to stay overnight. It was right next to the main highway and there certainly wasn’t anything to do once we’d hooked the van up. We’d be heading straight to the resort of Yulara which services Uluru.
The excitement did get raised about 200km’s from Yulara when we thought we could see Uluru (Ayers Rock), which considering it’s only 350metres high would be remarkable….plus I started getting suspicious at the flat summit, I seem to remember it a little differently from the previous time we’d visited the thing. All was revealed when we got closer in and saw the sign for
We arrived at Yulara just as the sun was setting at around 8.15pm, luckily the shop was still open and we were able to check-in ok. The map of the site said that the sunset tonight would be at 7.15 ish, obviously we’d crossed another timezone somewhere along our journey, maybe when we entered into the
The heat is continuing to rise and the amount of flies is now making it impossible to do anything outside for any length of time.