Uluru (29th June)

 

 

 

Hi again

after a great time in Alice springs it was time to head down and west to the Big rock, we have been looking forward to the Rock and Kings Canyon for quite some time and they didn’t disappoint, I would go as far and say they are the highlight of our trip,  we started up with staying at a free camp about 100klm from the rock, filling up with fuel and the jerry can at Mt Ebenezer where the fuel price was the cheapest $2.00 per/ltr, at Uluru it was $2.21 per/ltr and Kings Canyon $ 2.35 per/ltr.

after waking up early and getting on our way to the Resort at Uluru we checked in for 4 days, it is amazing how many caravans were to come and go each day and the busses full of students I counted 12 full coaches one day all having a tent set up at the park, after getting the van set up we were quickly on the way into the National Park that costing $25.00 each for a 3 day pass, first sights to see were the Olga’s about a 100klm return drive from the resort.

Olga's walk

Olga’s walk

This was an amazing walk, about 5klm to the second lookout and if you do come to this place I strongly recommend going the full distance, it is a reasonably moderate walk with a few steep parts but the effort is well worth it, I would say that the Olga’s are more spectacular than Uluru
after the walk we waited for the sunset to take a few shots.

Olga's

Olga’s

Sunset Olga's

Sunset Olga’s

The next day we were off early with the bikes in the Ranger and off to the “Rock”, we had decided to ride around Uluru instead of walking, about 12klm’s around with plenty of off tracks to places of interest it really is an emotional place being an Australian icon and such an unusual feature in the red center and you cant help getting caught up with the special significance the rock has for the indigenous people before we came along, the bike ride was defiantly the way to go if you want to take in the whole rock.

Uluru bike ride

Uluru bike ride

the way up to climb Uluru

the way up to climb Uluru

Waterhole at Uluru

Waterhole at Uluru

After a great day exploring we went back to the resort and had some lunch and just relaxed taking in all we had seen, later that day we went back to Uluru for the iconic photos of the sunset with a bottle of wine.

Uluru

Uluru

Sunset Uluru

Sunset Uluru

on the 3rd day we went back to the Olga’s to do another walk, the Walga Chasm, it too was amazing, later that day we had a few drinks with some new friends that were in the caravan next to us, we hit it off straight away, they were kind enough to take jock for a walk and stretch his legs while we were out sight seeing, Andrew and Julie, if you reading this guys we will meet again and hope all is well at your end.

Andrew and Julie

Andrew and Julie

on the 4th day it was a walk around the resort and taking it easy before heading off to Kings Canyon,
leaving for King’s we decided to free camp about 120klm from the canyon and set out early the next day with van in tow to do the walk and then drive back to the same camp that night, we started the walk by climbing straight up to the rim of the canyon 6klm walk around and being the best walk we have been on the trip so far words and photo’s don’t do the scene Justice it is one of the top ten todo’s in a life time.

Rim Walk

Rim Walk

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

As you can see just amazing, that about wraps up this part of our trip, but we will be back again, there is so much more to explore.

12 Comments

  1. MUMANDAD

    great photos, i especially liked the one in kings canyon that looks like a turtle sitting on the top of the cliff. cheers.

    • robyn congerton

      Hi mum and dad,
      It really was an amazing place, john calls me turtle head do I hope you weren’t referring to me lol 😀

  2. Julie

    Hi guys wahoo we made it to the blog. Not a bad photo if I do say myself. Yes it is a beautiful place that is for sure and you have certainly captured it with these amazing photos. Hope you are having a wonderful time wherever you are and yes we shall definately meet again. It was our pleasure to give Jock a walk and stretch his legs he is one adorable dog.

    • robyn congerton

      Hi julie,
      YEAH you found us 🙂
      Jock misses you both and so do we 🙁
      Glad you liked the photos, and cant wait to catch up with you both again 🙂

  3. Diane Sanders

    What can one say it looks amazing

  4. June

    Just amazing places thanks guys

  5. Christine and Peter

    Wow those places look amazing we cant wait to have a look our selves gratz on such a great Blog guy’s, keep them coming.

  6. linda

    Hi Guys kings canyon looks amazing, nice to see you doing a toast to Uluru Robyn, love the photos John xx

  7. Amanda cooney

    Wow wow wow totally awesome photography once again I can definitely see a new profession for Johnny . It’s definitely one place I won’t to visit its got so much history . The kings canyon looks awesome but be buggered if I would be looking over the side know bloody way . Thanks for the journey guys luv o all xxx

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