Travel Blogs from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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The Sound of Silence - NT of Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The Sound of Silence - NT of Australia

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory of Australia. The Olgas form one of the major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From its name, Kata Tjuta, means many heads to the Australian Aborigines, is a group of more than 30 ...

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... lookout with the sheer red rock climbing hundreds of metres on either side was utterly sensational.   To paraphrase a former colleague, Uluru-Kata Tjuta may just appear as a load of rocks, but there the most bloody impressive rocks I've ever ...

The Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... not sure he would win this argument.  As another reminder of the size of this country we hadn’t realised how far apart Kata Tjuta and Uluru actually were. It’s a 70 km round trip between the two and in our rush to get in for sunrise we ...

Big Drive For A Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Big Drive For A Rock

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... goofy looking types that had the souvenir hat with the attached mosquito netting. The sunrise saw us next to the lessor known Kata Tjuta, or Mount Olga which is actually a group of large domed rock formations that offer their own spectacular ...

A very spiritual place, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

A very spiritual place

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Uluru is not just a rock. It is a very spiritual place, not only for the Aboriginal. It is very, very special.  *** WORLD CHANGE STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN! Give a girl the life long gift of education! Support my appeal 100 GIRLS ...

Amazing Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Amazing Uluru and Kata Tjuta

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... , and only Anangu 'men' are allowed to know. The Anangu people are the traditional Aboriginal owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. They believe that their culture has always existed in the Central Australian landscape and was created at the beginning ...

Uluru National Park - Day 211, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru National Park - Day 211

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... . Some really awe inspiring views along the walk, defiantly some of the best scenery I've seen in Australia so far. Returned back to Uhuru for a perfect sunset. Uluru is exactly how I imagined it to be. It glowed with a spectrum of reds as the sun ...

Uluru and the Olgas, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru and the Olgas

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... there. Anyway, the tour guides talk for the majority of the journey explaining the history of Central Australia. They also give you sweets/lollies which kept us happy! We did the Olgas first. You can walk part ...

Uluru - Ayers Rock - Great Big Red Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru - Ayers Rock - Great Big Red Rock

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... sorts of great ideas for things to check out - he had mentioned to us that he was on a tour to see Uluru and also another rock formation called Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).  We left the lookout to go get some groceries and also to book the tour that Rick ...

Red centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Red centre

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... give them the land back in 1985, but only if it became a national park and kept open for tourists. In 1985 the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was formed and the rocks renamed. After a few days in the remote outback it was almost a culture shock to see ...

Seeing the Big Rocks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Seeing the Big Rocks

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... for sunrise. Didn't see a single car in the 100km's to Yulara which I found a little surprising. The entrance fee to Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park is a little steep at $25 so we had to make a pit stop at Yulara to get some cash. Navigated our way around ...

Wayoutback - All the way to Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Wayoutback - All the way to Uluru

A travel blog entry by barbieandken

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... hit the road for five fantastic days of adventure and fun. The first part of the day is spent driving to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park with a few stops along the way for refreshments, a camel ride or a chance to purchase some Aboriginal paintings or ...

Uluru and kata Tjuta tours, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru and kata Tjuta tours

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... watching them.                After the Kata Tjuta tour, we drove around the base of Uluru and looked at the climb area and looked at some of the sacred sites on our drive around ...

Climbing Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Climbing Uluru

A travel blog entry by scotf

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... Uluru is probably not going to be available for climbing much longer.  The native tribes who inhabit the area have control over the National Park it is in and for the time being can only close it for safety reasons.  Pressure from this tribe and ...

One big rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

One big rock

A travel blog entry by rooksfamily

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... take a swim in the cold water pool upon arrival. Next day we headed into our 6th world heritage site. Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park has been listed for their outstanding natural beauty and cultural significance. So it was appropriate to start ...

Red Rocks!, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Red Rocks!

A travel blog entry by danielandmelora

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... – a slightly hurried bowl of Peter Catalino's chilli garlic pasta – before setting out for the Olgas, or Kata-Tjuta. These amazing conglomerate protrusions come from the same geological source as Uluru but have been pushed up like chunks of a ...

Coober Pedey to Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Coober Pedey to Uluru

A travel blog entry by scotf

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... with some vegetation on it to help outline it.   This is a good time to mention the general topography of Australia.  It is the flattest continent in the world as it has gone the longest without major geological upheaval or Teutonic ...

Kings Canyon-Uluru-Kata Tjuta-Tour, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Kings Canyon-Uluru-Kata Tjuta-Tour

A travel blog entry by juliafg

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... gemacht haben, allerdings bei etwas angenehmeren Temperaturen von ca 43 Grad, Wind und einem nicht ganz so steilen Aufstieg. Nach Kata Tjuta ging es weiter ins Cultural Centre, wo man etwas ueber die Bedeutung des Uluru fuer die Aborigines und ihre ...

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru

A travel blog entry by ben-and-sharon

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... most of the morning, although we did stop for refreshments at a camel farm and also to see Mount Connor which looks deceptively like Uluru at first sight. At lunch time we arrived at the Outback Pioneer resort and had time to find our room and grab some ...

Joining the mobs (2), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Joining the mobs (2)

A travel blog entry by atlarge

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This entry brings you photos from two walks around Kata Tjuta ("The Olgas").  The first was a gentle stroll up Walpa Gorge and the second - completed the following day - the rather more taxing Valley of the Winds walk... Hilary writes: The next ...

Happy Birthdays!, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Happy Birthdays!

A travel blog entry by clarketour

A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to both our mums/grandma and nannie. Sorry we can't be with you but are thinking of you lots! Hope you have a good time. Lots of love, Kim & Deb, Fliss & Vicky xx ...

The Big Red Rock is Gray, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The Big Red Rock is Gray

A travel blog entry by boatubia

... the world and their mountains. It was an extremely interesting and up close look at this mammoth rock in the center of Australia. It's not uniform or roundish at all. It's filled with nooks and crannies and looks very different from every angle. This ...

The Rock Tour, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The Rock Tour

A travel blog entry by miranda.nl

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... de dag met hike nr. 2 en die zou langer zijn dan die van dag 1. Dit keer waren we in de Valley of the Winds bij Kata Tjuta (de Olga's). Opnieuw kregen we 3 opties en opnieuw gekozen voor de lange track (dit keer 9 km). Ook hier zag alles er groen uit. ...

Woma Python Woman and Liri, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Woma Python Woman and Liri

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... also had to go out to gather food also.  One day when she was gone, Liri, the poisonous snake man, came around Uluru and found Woma python woman's nephew and wounded him with spears until he died.  In the Aboriginal way, nephews and nieces were ...

The middle of nowhere, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by kath_and_per

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... their culture but I will say that while I'd heard of the social problems blighting Aborigine communities before I arrived in Australia, I'd heard little of their successes. The way in which many Aborigines share their culture, and have adapted to ...

Heading Bush Day 7: Valley Of The Flies, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Heading Bush Day 7: Valley Of The Flies

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... had been at it again.   After the walk we didn't quite make it to the viewing platform in time to watch the sunset over Kata Tjuta but we still got some good photos by hanging out of the jeep on the way. That night we set up our swags at Yulara ...

Happy New Year!, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Happy New Year!

A travel blog entry by barbglore

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... years old!  It's right in the middle of the very red desert--just over 9 km around the base.  Also nearby is Kata Tjuta, meaning "many heads" and you'll see why in the pictures.  With the pureness of the sky in the middle of nowhere, the ...

Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset

A travel blog entry by claraklaver

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... door de luidspeakers en gaat over het teruggeven van Uluru aan de Anangu, de Aboriginals die er sinds honderdduizenden jaren voor zorgen. Uluru is een van de belangrijkste redenen van de hele onderneming de outback in te trekken, en ik ...

The Outback (or The Back of Beyond), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The Outback (or The Back of Beyond)

A travel blog entry by mariebee

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The middle of Australia is one big, red-earthed wasteland! A purpose-built resort was created 20 years ago. Given the relative isolation of the area, goods and services cost a fortune. The Outback was by far the most expensive stop on my Australian ...

The Heart of the Country, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia travel blog

The Heart of the Country

A travel blog entry by nicb69

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... a maniac for 40 minutes to get out there in time. Yulara -the accomodation,hotels,shops,campground is 20 minutes away from Uluru National Park BUT the sunrise viewing spot is a further 20 minute drive on the opposite side (strangely enough) to the sunset ...

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