Australasia | Australia | Northern Territory | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park | Uluru – Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon, Sunset at Uluru
Start of my two-day journey to the heart of Australia. Peter, the guide on the two-day trip and Glen (my former tour guide) had two things in common: Both sang a lot and loved Pulp Fiction. Peter was about to enter a Karaoke contest the following Friday, so he kept training the whole time.
As soon as we left Alice, I realized that the ‘Red Center’ was more a green garden then a dessert. Lots and lots of various flowers, green gras and beautiful trees created amazing scenery. It had stopped raining just a week before I got to Alice and spring was just about to start. They got lots of rain the past few years, very unusual for this region.
Our first stop was Mount Ebeneser, about 250 Kilometers west of Alice, a little gas station with an Aboriginal Art gallery in the middle of nowhere.
Our second stop was King’s canyon, where we hiked on top and had a look into the canyon. The first white owners already thought about tourism in this area so they choose names such as Lost City and Garden Eden to attract travelers.
After a two-hour hike through the canyon we headed on to the Uluru, to watch the sunset. It was really awesome to see The Rock changing into all this different kind of reds. We where also able to see Kata Juta (the Olgas), which looked like Homer Simpson, lying on his back (seriously!).