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Jun 13, 2018 - Day 12. Curtin Springs to Ayers Rock. 81 Ks.

Day 12. We get away from Curtin Springs around 0900. We had a little bit of sorrow 7Ks out as that is where Terro blew up in 2015, but all is good this time. We cruise the 81 Ks with ease and join the queue to book in at the Yulara campground. It was not quite 10:00 so we were all made to wait. Once the formalities we finalised we were able to get to our sites and set up. First up is shopping, what else! We only needed bread really so it was easy. After a long spell of free camping we make full use of the hot showers on offer in the park. A...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Day 11. Curtin Springs to Yulara. 81 Ks.

Day 11. Away from Curtin Springs by 0900. Taking a nice easy drive as we haven’t far to go. We aren’t able to book into the caravan park before 10:00 as it is. We are only spending one night here, the attraction being the “field of lights”. This is a display of many thousands of LED lights in front of the famous rock. We are taking a tour which will give us the sight of the sunset on the rock,an aerial view of the lights,the opportunity to walk amongst them and some refreshment in the way of wine, beer and canapés! All very exclusive!! That...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Day 10. Erldunda to Curtin Springs NT. 154 Ks.

Day 10. After a lovely night at Erldunda we headed off along the Lasseter Highway in a generally westerly direction. The road is basically flat with only slight rises here and there. We are really enjoying this drive and I mean really, we have a tail wind and this is saving us money, well fuel, or both! I look down at the dash as you do when on long journeys usually to keep an eye on the tacho. I try to keep the revs under 2000 as that is fuel saving territory. Yep, all OK but for one thing. The ABS light has illuminated, bugger. It is a...

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Jan 17, 2018 - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Day 10 Wednesday 17th Alice Springs to Uluru ("Ayers Rock" now know as "Uluru") We took a 220+ K bus ride to Uluru stopping, once for a rest stop and to see camels, and at a cattle station for lunch and a demonstration of how to make paper out of native grass. The cattle station encompass 1,020,000 acres and can support 4000 cattle. When it was homesteaded, it was 160 from the closest store on a rutted, dirt road. As Uluru became a tourist attraction, the road was paved from Alice Springs to Uluru. We stopped at our hotel in Ulurr for a...

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Mar 7, 2017 - Sunset - Sounds of Silence dinner

We had a quiet start to the day, as our only activity was in the end evening. We had breakfast, then headed out for a walk around the town square for a couple of things to take home. We had a drink then returned to our room for a while. Linda, Beth and Jim arrived today, so we met them for drinks early evening, before we set off for the dinner. We caught our transport out to the desert area, where we were greeted by champagne and canapés. It was very cloudy, so the highlights of the trip (sunset and star gazing talk) were looking grim. In...

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Mar 6, 2017 - Sunrise at Uluru

Very early start today (4.15am) to go out to see the sunrise at Uluru. We were taken to the national park before sunrise to get into position to watch the sun hit the rock when it rose. The best viewing area was full, so we went down the path a bit and got a good position there. It was amazing to watch the different colours on the rock as the sun rose. We spent about 45 minster watching, then it was back on the coach. We were taken closer to the rock to have a look (touching distance). Then it was back to the hotel for breakfast. We went...

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Mar 5, 2017 - Travel to Ayers Rock

Early start today two fly to Ayers Rock. Had a taxi at 7.15am which had a nice smooth journey to the airport. We flew with Virgin Australia, which has a baggage allowance of 23kg, unlike our other 9 flights, which have 30kg. Hefty excess baggage fee! We had to put our clocks back 1.5 hours, so we are only 9.5 ahead of UK now. Had a good view of Uluru as we came in to land. Bit of a shock to the system when we stepped off the plane. It was 22 degrees and wet in Sydney - 40 degrees and sunny Here! We got transferred to our resort the Sails...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Tuesday 21st to Thurs 23rd Ayers Rock

Tuesday 21st We arrived at Ayres Rock around 2pm. Gee! Has this place changed, it's a town in it's self, with motel and apartment accommodation, chemist,supermarket, restaurants, fuel, everything you need except a powered site for us, as the park was FULL. However there is a overflow paddock which we could park, for a cheap price of $10 a night, which we paid for one night Once settled, the diesel heater in the bus wasn't working, Mal pulled it all apart cleaned the filter made sure fuel was coming through, yes! it works, he said, which is...

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2016 holiday

Apr 22, 2016 - Uluru - April 20 to April 22

Wednesday April 20 to Friday April 22 Uluru Wednesday Kyra’s 21st (our granddaughter) – and she very quickly gave us her bank account details when we asked her for them! Up at 4.30am to see the sunrise over Uluru – we were first at the National Park entrance and had to wait an hour because I got the opening time wrong. Not a problem though as we had a thermos of tea and some snack bars. Initially we thought it would be a fizzer as there were a few drops of rain, but most of it cleared, and by the time the sun appeared at around 7.00am we...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Apr 19, 2016 - Kulgeri Roadhouse to Uluru

Tuesday April 19 Kulgeri Roadhouse, NT to Uluru Now we feel like we’re really travelling in Oz – nothing but red soil as far as the eye can see! Similar landscape as yesterday – what a country! Stopped at Curtin Springs Station to re-fuel. We had forgotten that you have to present your ID and credit card before they will open a bowser for you – fill and run is an ongoing problem. The other thing we’d forgotten is that you can only buy one bottle of wine (or spirits – go figure when you consider the alcohol in a bottle of wine versus a...

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Apr 13, 2015 - Ayers Rock 13th -15th

The morning started at Curtin Springs and a 130 klm drive to Ayres Rock Campground. 3 days for $84.00 with the 3rd night free. $25.00 per person entry into the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. We did the Cultural centre tour and then a 2klm walk to the base of the rock where one can walk/climb up the rock face holding onto the chain. Unfortunately it was over 32c and the rock was closed to climb, ha ha. We then did the full circuit around the rock checking out our sunrise and sunset stops which we intend to do on Wednesday. Tomorrow is a...

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Mar 11, 2015 - Valley of the Winds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 After enjoying a breakfast buffet with an extensive choice of foods, Cheryl and I went on a garden walk with a guide who introduced us to the plants of the hotel gardens. Many were imported from other parts of Australia or countries and could only survive because they were well-watered from artesian sources. Our guide had learned about the medicinal and food uses of the native plants from his aunt, who worked as a guide before him. He was the translator for her, because she spoke only her native aboriginal...

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