Explore the most world known Rock

Uluru also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) southwest of the nearest large town, Alice Springs; 450 km (280 mi) by road. 
Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site.

We went there with the Emu Run Tour (See here), by bus.

What is included in the tour? (for $215 AUS/per)
- all park entry fees, 
- healthy food and drink,
- a sunset barbeque with champagne.

They collected us from our hotel at 6am, with a light breakfast onboard. Then we stopped at Erldunda Roadhouse and Aboriginal art display. Uluru is located in the 1,325 hectares of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park.

We arrived at Uluru around midday and stopped at the Visitors Centre. We had lunch and traveled to the Olgas (which are really amazing). Back to Uluru and visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. They did guided walks at Uluru. The Olgas are a group of large domed rock formations or bornhardts located about 365 km (227 mi) southwest of Alice Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Central AustraliaUluru, 25 km (16 mi) to the east, and Kata Tjuta form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

A BBQ Champagne Dinner watching a Sunset on Uluru is a highlight of this great day! We went to Alice Springs after sunset, arriving back into town approx midnight.
The Tour has a cost but the only way to learn information about the Park, is to do a Tour. But after that, you can drive yourself in the Park with a rented car to explore more and more this beautiful place.

What to bring?
Dress in the Northern Territory is casual and comfortable. Winter nights (May to August) are cold, so bring warm clothing. Days are sunny and warm. Remember to bring strong, non-slip walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, camera, water bottle & sunscreen.

It was an amazing day, we saw a lot of things and learn more about this National Park, which is a great part of Australia. We have to protect it.

For Official information, www.environment.gov.au

Have you ever see these beautiful landscapes?

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