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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock November 3rd 2014

We were up early so hadn't really had much sleep what with moving camp in the middle of the night and being woken up so early by the other group. However we all seemed to be in a good mood so no one really minded. We all took advantage of the showers and Rob organised breakfast, whilstvwrcatechevdecorated our bus in Halloween theme bless him. So with breakfast over and the bus and trailer packed up we headed to Uluru. Our first walk was through the valley of the winds. This was a walk through the huge rock formations similar to that of Ayers Rock. It was cloudy but still very warm so we were carting the required 3 litres of water around with us. I thought it was a steeper tougher climb than yesterday but with ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock November 3rd 2014

We were woken up around 4.30am to make sure we were up in time to see the sunrise over Uluru. We had to put the sleeping bags and swag bags bs I on the bus and quickly pack up,our stuff and get ourselves ready to leave camp. Rob had already put the kettle on to boil and when we were all on the bus he popped it on the step inside the bus and wedged it in place so it didn't spill,on any one. We drove to the place we watched the sunset, there weren't as many people there this time (not silly enough to get up at stupid o clock in the morning lol). Rob set up the breakfast stuff and we watched the sun rise chomping on tea and toast lol. After sunrise and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock November 3rd 2014

Yesterday I arrived in Alice Springs after a 36 hour ish trip on 3 greyhound buses over 4 legs! It wasn't as bad as I envisioned but only the first bus had a USB pier point and wifi, so for the longest trip I've done on the greyhound bus I was stranded with no wifi or anyway to charge up my electrical items grrrrr! Anyhow I arrived on time and was met by a guy from the tour company who I was travelling with. He gave me the kiwi down on the trip how it works what I needed to take etc and he also telephoned the hostel so they could come and pick me up :-) I got checked in and powered up my electrical items and had a snooze and a shower and then ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock June 28th 2014

Today was a very special day! It was the first day of our monster trip around Australia. Oh and it was Deirdre’s birthday. We got up seriously early and got one of the first trains to the airport. Flight was amazing, we were on the right side of the airplane for the views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Got to the resort, got settled and then headed to see the Sunset over Ayers rock. There is a bit of a divided opinion with people that have been there. Some say it is one of the most beautiful natural rock formations that they have seen, “mate”. Others say “It’s just a rock, mate.” We thought that it was spectacular. It also has important cultural significance, and up close the rock has lots of formations and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock March 21st 2014

We met us at 6:15 a.m. for a walking tour. A bus brought us back to Kings Canyon. There started the track. There are stone stairs up to the top. There we saw the beginning of sunrise. We followed the track and took a lot of photos. Two and a half hour later we met the rest of our group at car park. First stop was a photo stop. Next stop was in eyeshot of Mt. Connor. The biggest toothbrush of the world. On the other side of the road was Lake Amadeus. Next stop Yulara. There is a small supermarket but I didn't find what I was looking for. We had one hour in our hotel next to Yulara and I walked to a lookout. You can see Ayers Rock and the Olgas from lookout. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock June 8th 2013

The Northern Territory. The kids + parents knackered after the Olga hike, Reuben tells me it was 10800 steps return to the lookout. I believe him. Matilda "It really does look like Homer" Statement of the day by Reuben " why do we need to see the Oldies (Ulga's) when we are surrounded by them everywhere"... read more
Valley of the winds, Olgas

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock May 21st 2013

Dear all, firstly, thank you again for such lovely comments and messages. As always, so lovely to hear from you all, thank you! Hoping you're all keeping well x So, gosh, I don't know where to begin with this week... Invigorating, exciting and actually quite life affirming. Partly due to the breathtaking scenery, partly due to the physical challenges and partly due to having met a very special lady (explained below). But firstly, let's go back to the beginning... So, our tour began in Alice Springs, I was picked up by a 4WD truck at 6am and then whittled down a very long, very straight (and very red) road down to Uluru: picking up other group members along the way - 13 of us in total. The journey took six hours, but went pretty quickly as ... read more
Kings Canyon
Cosy Swag

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock May 11th 2013

So in my defense I have constantly commented about how bad I am at keeping up with this! But in this case, I broke my computer (AGAIN!) right after getting back from the trip so there was no way to write it. On May 9-11, Meghan Shannon and I all took a trip to Alice Springs, from which we would go on a trip to see Ayers Rock aka Uluru. Once again we had to leave super early and there was a big function on the night before! We have the abosulte worse timing. Like a normal person, I decided to just head in early and get sleep, but Shannon didn't end up going to bed til about 3 and Meghan didn't go to bed at all. But at 7 we took a taxi on down ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock March 22nd 2013

Vi startede i Australiens Outback og samtidig ingenting. Eller med andre ord, vi startede med et eller rettere flere besøg ved Ayers Rock. Man kan kun bo 20 km væk. Det er der, hvor Anungoerne ( den slags aboriginals, der bor her) har givet tilladelse til, at der kan opføres hoteller. Her er så en helt lille by med 4-5 hoteller og campingplads. Ayers Rock er meget imponerende, men det er "The Olgas" skam også (anden storslået klippeformation ca. 50km væk fra Ayers). Vi havde håbet at skulle gå hele vejen rundt om Ayers, men varmen (op til 40 grader) og det forhold, at Laura har været dårlig nogle dage betød, at vi måtte tage kortere ture. Mange gåture bliver ogsån enten totalt lukket, når temperaturen når 36-38 grader, eller lukkes fx ml kl 9 og ... read more
Ubetinget vigepligt!
The Olgas i baggrunden...
Instruktion i boomerang kast

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Ayers Rock February 15th 2013

Op 3 februari vloog ik van Cairns naar Alice Springs in de 'Outback' waar ik een 7 daagse tour geboekt had naar Adelaide. Normaal gezien had ik na aankomst 1 dag in Alice Springs om wat uit te rusten en wat voorraad te kopen voor de Tour, die zou starten op 5 februari. In Cairns had de maatschappij waar ik de tour had geboekt mij echter al op de hoogte gebracht dat de tour pas zou starten op 7 februari. Zo zat ik dus 3 volle dagen vast in Alice Springs maar waar bitter weinig te beleven valt en het bovendien naast enorm droog ook heel warm was. Het kon echter nog erger hadden ze mij ginder verteld. Anderhalve week eerder bereikte het kwik vrij makkelijk temperaturen van 48 graden. Toen ik er was, schommelde de ... read more
zonsopgang over the outback
nog meer Ayers rock
brug over de droge rivier in het saaie Alice Springs

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