Travel Blogs from Yulara, Australia

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The Red Centre, Uluru, Australia travel blog

The Red Centre

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Another truly dreadful night in the Melanka Backpacker. Words cannot adequately express how truly bad this place is. It should be either totally refurbished or pulled down. The common spaces and the bathrooms have not been cleaned in two days; our room ...

A flying visit to Uluru, Yulara, Australia travel blog

A flying visit to Uluru

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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So, after a couple of weeks on the road, we decided that we would give Jethro a well earned break and flew up to Uluru (the truth is that we didn't dare risk driving through thousands of kilometres of desert with nothing but the burning sun and snakes ...

Sunrise and Flies at the Rock, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Sunrise and Flies at the Rock

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... the pool. Our camp that night is in the bush, but a less lonely bush I could not imagine, as four other Adventure Tours Australia busses are gathered around the little cabins. We have a camp fire oven with the coals from our bonfire (wood gathered on ...

Sunset and Champers at the Rock, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Sunset and Champers at the Rock

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... than to hide under a fly net and admire the contours of the rock's wavy skin. Our camp for the evening is outside Yulara, the tourist town that services the Rock. We're swagging it, something which Firie tries to overcome our distaste for by ...

Australia - Yulara (Uluru, Olgas, Kings Canyon), Yulara, Australia travel blog

Australia - Yulara (Uluru, Olgas, Kings Canyon)

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... started, we were back at the car park. Hot, tired and ready for a rest we had another 3-hour journey back to Yulara - hopefully before the sunset. Unfortunately Verdi was left driving the last half an hour in the dark, with her fingers crossed that a ...

Uluru/Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Uluru/Ayers Rock

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: After a false start leaving Alice Springs (the bus left early and then had to turn back after 20 minutes to pick up a package that needed to be delivered!) we got to Ayers Rock resort at lunch time just as the morning chill had disappeared. The ...

Da Red Centa ( Uluru ), Uluru, Australia travel blog

Da Red Centa ( Uluru )

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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Many Clouds, Kata Tjuta, Australia travel blog

Many Clouds

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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I once read that it gets cold in the desert at night. Stupid book. Kata Tjuta otherwise known as the Olgas was our target for this morning getting there early before the midday heat unlike yesterday. We also got out first glimpse of Uluru along the ...

The Rock, Ayers Rock, Australia travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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We were all up (grudgingly) at 4am packed and ready to go see the sunrise over Ayers Rock this time actually arriving at the gates of the Uluru National Park a little early so having to wait while they cleared snow off the road first. Munching down ...

Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Northern Territory, Australia travel blog

Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas)

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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Uluru, We touched down in Uluru early afternnon and it was hot hot hot. After a free transfer to the resort we had a quick wonder round to work out how we were going to get to the rock. The resort is a strange thing basically it's the only thing ...

Uluru Base Camp: All Aussie Adventures, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Uluru Base Camp: All Aussie Adventures

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... spectators in the light morning drizzle. Very amusing. Erldanda (with the dubious distinction of being geographically dead centre of Australia) and Curtin Creek (beyond impressive Mt Connor) soon followed. All this time Chris, our typically Aussie guide ...

The Red Centre Rip Off, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia travel blog

The Red Centre Rip Off

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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We were up early for our flight to Ayers Rock - 4am to be precise - and we were on a pretty much empty plane. There were only about 10 others on board. As the day broke the landscape opened up below us and its mad to see how much it changes as you get ...

Awesome Rocks!, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Awesome Rocks!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... it was to stay in any of the accommodation here plus get the shuttle buses. We got our hire car and drove into Yulara (the tourist village that services the rocks) and then found the campsite which was actually pretty nice green lawns, fridges, barbies, ...

The Rock, Uluru, Australia travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Ayers Rock

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... first European explorer to reach Ayers rock was W.C Gosse on July 19, 1873. -He named it after Sir Henry Ayers, Premier of South Australia -The first true year of tourism of Ayers rock was in 1958 with 2,296 visitors during the year. -1974 saw 58,360 ...

Life on Mars - Day 2, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Life on Mars - Day 2

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Early Early Start today....4.15am. It was properly dark with the stars in the sky. Showered and quick breaky before we set of for sunrise at Uluru, before we got there we stopped at the sunset point to get a silhouette view to the sun behind Uluru. ...

Life on Mars - Day 1, Kuta Tjuta, Australia travel blog

Life on Mars - Day 1

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Day one of my Uluru trip and what I thought was an early start at 6am, this was to get earlier. Magic, our Dutch tour guide picked me up and I met the rest of our group a real mixture from all around the world. The morning was a long drive to Kuta ...

Heading Towards Uluru, Curtin Springs, Australia travel blog

Heading Towards Uluru

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... see it today so we stopped for the night at the closest town, 100km's away, Curtin Springs. The reason we stopped here and not Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) was due to price. We could camp for free in Curtin Springs whereas it was $13 each (to sleep in the ...

Uluru, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Uluru

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Trip with Mum and ...

3.5 Day Outback Safari, The Red Centre, Australia travel blog

3.5 Day Outback Safari

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... Aboriginal community. There used to be 300 different Aboriginal nations with 300 different languages. However since white man invaded Australia, there is now only approximately 30 Aboriginal nations left. The cultural centre is definitely worth a visit - ...

Uluru, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Uluru

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Uluru in our entry from Cairns, Australia entitled 'Coast to Coast to Coast'. Cheers, K & ...

Climb denied, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia travel blog

Climb denied

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Well the official plan was to be up the crack of Dawn, however Tilly didn't approve and sprog said she was a minger right, yeah but, yeah but, yeah but right!.............. Anyway, instead we set off from the campsite as soon as we could and still at an ...

Uluru, Yulara Resort, Australia travel blog

Uluru

A travel blog entry by vandall

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We left for Ulru (Ayers Rock), but decided on staying the night in the outback. So pulled into a dirt lane a little after Kulgera and camped in the outback. Unofortunately the Peter Falconio murder trial was on and our minds kept turning every little ...

The Big Red Rock!, Uluru/Ayers Rock, Australia travel blog

The Big Red Rock!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... is called Uluru Kata Tjuta, that is in English Ayers Rock and The Olgas. You stay in a small purpose built complex called Yulara, located about 20kms from the Rock itself. The campsite there was very expensive, but unless you are prepared to drive 45mins ...

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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... and ready to leave at 4am in order to arrive at Uluru in time 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 ...

Ayers Rock - Uluru National Park, Uluru National Park, Australia travel blog

Ayers Rock - Uluru National Park

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... a surprising number of people manage to die each year mostly from falling or heart attacks). For similar reasons of safety, Parks Australia would prefer that people did not climb either and the climb is closed about 80% of the time - if the temperature ...

Gotta get in at the Rock, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Australia travel blog

Gotta get in at the Rock

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Uluru (Ayres Rock), Australia ( Gotta get in at the Rock ) After a long sticky drive along the same road we had driven up to get to Kings Canyon we reached the T-junction marking right for Uluru and left back to the Stuart Hwy. Wayne was a little tired ...

The Outback Part 2, Yulara, Australia travel blog

The Outback Part 2

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... sand dune, into the bush and spent a frigid night full of weird dreams under the full moon and stars. On the way into Yulara the following morning, a camel crossed the road in front of us.  Like a sailing ship of the desert it moved gracefully over ...

The Red Centre and the Rock!, Uluru, Australia travel blog

The Red Centre and the Rock!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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We were both so excited about doing the red centre - especially me as I remember doing a school project on Oz when I was in Junior School and drawing a picture of Ayres Rock (more like a coloured in orange shape!) and thinking how exotic and far away it ...

It's a little bit hot!, Uluru, Australia travel blog

It's a little bit hot!

A travel blog entry by mcaren

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I've just arrived in Uluru (Ayer's Rock) today from Adelaide and it's flippin' hot! It was 40 degrees at 11am! I'm not sure how long I can last this heat and I've already decided to stay here for 3 days instead of 4. I need to update the blog with my ...

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