must visit in Australia: the Red Centre – Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Alice Springs

There are so many amazing places to visit in Oz… The Red Centre is definitely one of them  with the stunning red rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. If you want to extend your trip Alice Springs is worth a visit too. You can’t beat the sunrise (my fav) and the sunset won’t disappoint you either. Walking around both of them is a must even though it’s over 11km around Ayers Rock and over 7km including some climbing for the Olgas. It will give you a completely different much closer perspective, you can touch it, smell it and see how uneven and interesting the surface actually is. You can see some kangaroos, dingoes, birds or caterpillar trains crossing a road from time to time. There are many trees an shrubs and I used to think it’s in the middle of a desert with no life around it… Getting there is not the cheapest but you can hunt for bargain flights and accommodation is pricey, especially for what you get but it’s a once in a life time experience so I’m sure you can deal with it for a night or two. When you get there you begin to understand why you pay so much, the place is so remote and it’s more or less the only income for the majority of the area. I stayed at the Lost Camel and was pretty happy with it. We dined at Ayers Wok – Thai take away and the food wasn’t too bad. Anyway I will let the photos speak for themselves…

Not a bad view from the aeroplane

red, red everywhere

the Olgas

Olgas cnd

and again…

one more

pretty standard shot of Uluru

vintage

sunrise

cool natural artwork

caterpillar ‘train’

dry river

gorge

the MacDonnell Ranges

early bird special 🙂

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