Uluru / Ayers Rock

11 – 13 September 2017

Pic 2017-0911 05 Uluru (8) Edit

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.

Pic 2017-0913 01 Uluru 900 AM

9:00 AM

Pic 2017-0913 03 Uluru 1030 AM

10:30 AM

Pic 2017-0913 05 Uluru 1200 PM

12:00 PM

Pic 2017-0911 05 Uluru 620 PM

6:20 PM

Pic 2017-0911 05 Uluru 630 PM

6:30 PM

Uluru viewpoints from around the base trail in the afternoon sun

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