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Ayers Rock Tour

October 30th, 2010

Yesterday we went on a tour to Ayers Rock also known as Uluru, the famous rock in the heart of Australia. We flew in from Perth and checked into our Uluru National Park Resort.

There are about five different types of accomodation you can choose from if you want to stay in Ayers Rock and spend the night, which I would recommend because all tours leave pretty early in the morning.

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There are also some camping grounds and budget type accomodation sites but I guess those are a bit further away in the resort and can make a trip to the local mall very exhausting considering the burning sun.

The tour we did yesterday was a base walk around Uluru and a sunset tour at the same time. First we were picked up by bus at our hotel, around 4 am!

When we arrived at Ayers Rock we were right in time for the sunlight to break through and shine over the Uluru plains. Our tourguide had arranged for some biscuits and coffee so we had breakfast while gazing at this huge red rock which slowly started to change its appearance.

The rock turned from dark brown to red and all shades of orange and our guide told us that the aboriginals believe that no two pictures of Uluru can be the same because the light will reflect in a different way from every little angle.

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After the sunset tour we started our guided base walk around Ayers Rock which was very interesting and took us along important aboriginal sites like Warayuki, the sacred site of the Anangu Men and different caves which were used for aboriginal writing. Our guide explained us the meaning of the art used by the original inhabitants of Uluru which was very interesting and gave us an idea of how these people were able to survive in such an arid territory.

After the base walk tour around Uluru the people who wanted could climb Ayers Rock but we decided to rest a bit in the shades, since it was not even lunchtime and temperature had already risen up to 42 C!

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Name: Lauren
Age: 42-49
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Ayers Rock Tour
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