ULURU SUNRISE VIEWING AREA
The time of sunrise today (17-Sep) was 6:40. We departed our room at 5:35 to get to Sunrise Viewing Area, which took approx. 30min. There was a little bit walk needed from a parking in the viewing area to the view point, so arriving earlier is recommended.
It was slightly raining and clouded. It looked like Uluru is angry.
However, sunrise made the rock beautiful. Can you see Kata-Tjuta over Uluru shines by receiving sunlight?
Good morning, Uluru.
KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS)
Next point was Kata Tjuta Viewing area that is located between Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Kata Tjuta is a group of domed rocks, and “Kata Tjuta” means “many heads” in traditional Aboriginal language. From the viewing area, you can see overall rocks like above.
Then we moved to the entrance of Valley of the Winds.
VALLEY OF THE WINDS
It is said that the 7.4 km Valley of the Winds loop (four hours) is one of the most challenging bush walks in the park. After having breakfast we got into Valley of the Winds.
There were a couple of lookouts in Valley of the Winds.
I felt as if I was in a different world..
“No journey to Uluru is complete without visiting Kata Tjuta”, it is true. I recommend you come here as well when visiting Uluru. Though it took three hours to walk through and the path condition was hard for me, those landscapes and atmosphere made everything fantastic (actually I lightly twisted my ankle a couple of times, thankfully it was not serious. Please take care when you walk.).
What we did was just walking, yes, but that was a excellent experience and gave us energy.
HEAD BACK TO ULURU
Activity afternoon we planned was to walk around Uluru. We selected Mala Walk.
It should be noted that in walking tracks there are Sacred sites where taking photos is prohibited. We should follow the rules.
KATA TJUTA SUNSET
Since we had plenty of time, we decided to move back to Kata Tjuta to see sunset there.
Hello Kata Tjuta, again.
I appreciate those marvelous nature, surprisingly things shown in photos above happened in one day!
17 Sep. 2016 @ Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Detailed Itinerary :
1. Depart Hotel early morning (around 5:30 in Sep.)
2. Sunrise at Uluru Sunrise Viewing Area (around 6:40 in Sep., it varies depending on the season)
3. Move to Kata Tjuta Viewing Area located between Kata Tjuta and Uluru
4. Head to Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, and Have breakfast at parking. (Please note there is no shop/restaurant here therefore we need to bring foods. suggest buying foods the day before.)
5. Start walking on Valley of the Winds (8:30)
6. Go back to Ayers Rock Resort (11:30 -12:30)
7. Have lunch in Ayers Rock Resort
8. Move to Uluru walking tracks. (around 3:00 PM)
9. Get to Kata Tjuta Sunset View Area
10. Sunset at Kata Tjuta (around 6:40 in Sep.)