Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru and Kata Tjuta

We we’re a bit rushed last time we visted Uluru so we had to have another look. This time, with a baby in tow, we decided against the steep, treacherous and sometimes deadly climb to the top and instead did the 10km base walk.

On the base walk we found some sandalwood bush plum. They weren’t very sweet, tasted bitter and sour with possibly a slight hint of plum flavour.

uluru bush plum sandalwood bush plums found around ulurusandalwood bush plum

The different perspective of the base walk was great. We got to see lots of different views of the rock that we had never seen before. The next day we did the valley of the winds walk through Kata Tjuta / Olgas and had a fancy dinner at Yulara Resort.

On the way out of Uluru we stayed at Curtin Springs road house. We ended up having a big night out at the bar, drinking beers and chatting with the owner of the Curtin Springs cattle station until late. In the morning we felt a bit ginger so decided on another visit to the bar for a bacon and egg sandwich before heading off for Kings Canyon.

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  1. While I am enjoying life here in Thailand, lately I have also been missing the outback and wide open spaces. Think I might have to go back, hire a campervan and do a road trip for a couple of months.
    In the meantime I’ll enjoy your photos !

    • Yeah plenty of wide open spaces around here. But Thailand is pretty bloody good place to enjoy, although not much space in Bangkok with the 300 billion people.

  2. We done just the same, walked around Uluru, surprised how many are climbing even though it was closed due to high winds, found it very comercialised, Who wants to Segway round the rock? Many did.

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