11 – 13 September 2017
Uluru, the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock, is the heart of the Australian Outback. Along with the Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru is an icon of the country. Its appearance abruptly rising out of the flat and barren Outback is striking. The distance you must travel through the Outback just to get there adds to the anticipation.
Uluru is visually interesting from a distance as it appears to change color throughout the day, peaking when the setting sunlight makes it appear fire red.
It is even more interesting as you approach its base. We chose to rent bikes for the 10 km (6.2 miles) trail that circles the base.
Uluru viewpoints from around the base trail in the afternoon sun