When I arrived in Alice I got chatting to a bus driver who recommended the company ‘Way Outback’. It took me a few days to consider but I eventually ended up going with them.
A lot of walks get closed when the temperature rises above 36 degrees, which is why you should ideally visit in the middle of ‘winter’. Lo and behold the base walk was closed, and the walk up the rock. But the local Anangu traditional owners ask that you don’t climb Uluru because it’s sacred. I would never go against their wishes, although I expect an elevated view in this area would be pretty staggering. I’ll have to try to fly over it one day.
I wasn’t going to get anywhere near a decent view of Uluru, so I opted to stand at the front facing Kata Tjuta (aka The Olgas) and I think I won! Check this out – I think it looks like a painting….
I could hardly form an emotion about this place…I felt totally bemused by the beauty, the human history and rock art, the scale of the structures themselves but most of all the age of the stuff and what must have happened for them to appear like this. I’d love to go back. Maybe I’ll be able to appreciate the area sometime in the future without feeling like my brains have been blown out by something that is as far beyond my imagination as I dare to go!