Mount Connor to Uluru


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July 12th 2018
Published: July 18th 2018
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A bit chilly in the morning! Pedro said it was -2 degrees!
Waking up in the freezing desert to minus 2 degrees, today is the day we see the largest rock in the world. Had breakfast at Mt Connor and watched the sunrise, packed up camp and we were off to the Uluru. On our way, we found a free camp site about 15kms east of Uluru, where we left T.J, so we could head to the National Park. Had lunch at the Cultural Centre’s café before embarking on our maiden walk around the base of Uluru. At the cultural centre, we learnt about the Aboriginal culture and why climbing Uluru is disrespectful. In their traditional law, it states that Uluru is a sacred place that holds great knowledge and climbing is not permitted. Arriving there, ready to walk all the way around, we were saddened to see so many people still climbing the rock despite the many signs saying not to climb due to Uluru being sacred and culturally sensitive to Aboriginals. For the next 2.5 hours, we walked 11kms around the whole base of Uluru. The entire time, we constantly amazed by how intricate and beautiful the rock is. With relief and great satisfaction that the walk was over, we headed
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The traditional owners of this land welcoming us to Uluru.
to the sunset viewing area and watched Uluru glow bright red with sun set behind it. Early night for us after a long day of walking and sight-seeing, I think a sleep-in tomorrow is well deserved.


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We like that boulder. That's a nice boulder.
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Lyssie and Naesh excited to finally be at Uluru.
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Naeshka and Lys at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
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Although climbing is not permitted under Aboriginal Traditional Law, its not enforceable. As such, many tourist disregarded the request of the Traditional Owners and climbed the rock. Very disrespectful.
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The Nicolls at the base of Uluru. We were about to begin our maiden voyage around Uluru.
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What a beautiful rock. The footpath around the rock ensured we didn't get lost.
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Lys admiring the rock.
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Naeshka and Daniel at the rock.
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Uluru was happy to see Lys.
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Mother and daughter enjoys a break on a beautiful hand crafted bench.
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Our baby at Uluru, or is that baby Uluru next to Lys?
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Naeshka and Alyssa at the sunset viewing area.
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Selfie by Uluru.
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Something is in the air at Uluru.
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We still like that boulder. Its a very nice boulder.


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