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Uluru - Kata Tjuta Travel Blog

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When Moise was growing up in Peru, I am sure he never imaged that one day he would be pouring my drink of icy cold mineral water at the Ayers Rock Resort in the centre of outback Australia.... but here we were right in one of the most remote places in Australia, in a man-made oasis with lush green courtyards, deep blue swimming pools and brilliant white sails above gazing across at the red rock of Uluru.  Three days in central Australia was a childhood dream come true for me.  I well remember at the age of 9 years old standing at Alice Springs airport, fingers entwined in the wire fence, staring across and searching the horizon for a glimpse of Ayers Rock.  What I didn't know as a young girl, was that Ayers Rock was another 300 kilometres south west away and that it be another 40 years before I would finally see the famous Rock.

The flag of the Northern Territory

The vast wilderness and remoteness makes it all even more beautiful that you expect.  But it is far from a barren desert. Wildflowers litter the rocky ground, birds fill the air and the wind whips through the gum trees.  The main object - Uluru - stands like a mighty monument to everything that is eternal, majestic and natural. 

Our resort is host to the nations ... the staff are from all over the world and the visitors come from every corner of the globe.  We were surprised to meet only a few Australian tourists... but perhaps it is because only Australians are sensible enough to visit during winter!!  So, as an Australian, I was only too happy to greet everyone with a resounding "G'day mate!"  

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The flag of the Northern Territory
The flag of the Northern Territory
Sails in the desert
Sails in the desert
View from my hotel room
View from my hotel room
The road to the Rock
The road to the Rock
Sunrise.. the full moon setting.
Sunrise.. the full moon setting.
We walked the Base Walk... 15 kms …
We walked the Base Walk... 15 kms…
Wave Rock
Wave Rock
120 km (75 miles) traveled
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photo by: Morle