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Oct 14, 2006 - Uluru

Hello you lot, thought it was time I added a bit to this effort. As you know we are in Uluru, a very interesting place to say the least! Thus far we have covered about 3500 kms and haven't missed a beat. We were told that it would take a week or so to get into some sort of a rhythm, however I am pleased to say we seemed to have slipped into that rythm rather quickly and all too easily. We've seen some cool spots,( I must also say that everything you've ever heard about South Australians seems to be true!! mmm interesting to say the least.)...

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Sep 18, 2006 - Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice

Wow! What an amazing week we've had. After leaving Alice Springs we drove to Ulara, which is the tourist town for Uluru (or Ayres Rock). From about 30km away we could see the rock and were awed by it's size and shape. We got to Ulara by 3pm and found out that the climb to the top was open for the first time in 3 days. Guy has always wanted to do this climb so we dropped the van off and sped the 20 odd km to the base. We were totally awestruck as we got closer. We had seen lots of photos but nothing prepared us for the sheer size and the...

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Olvers Around Oz

Jul 30, 2006 - Ayers Rock Resort

Our main reason for traveling to the Red Centre was to enable us to visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru, also known as "Ayers Rock," is one of the largest monoliths in the world. Kata Tjuta, known also as "The Olgas" is a group of 36 rounded domes rising from the desert floor. In order to access this National Park, we needed to drive 465 kilometers through empty desert. The highway in this region of Australia is phenomenally straight. Again, there is no speed limit. With the skinny highway and lack of shoulders, it's no big...

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Jul 18, 2006 - Ayers Rock / Uluru (07/05/06)

Le rocher rouge d'Ayers Rock, ou Uluru en langue aborigène, est vraiment impressionnant. Il s'agit véritablement d'un énorme rocher (et non pas d'une dune ou d'une accumulation de terre), qui constitue le reste d'une ancienne montagne complètement érodée. Ce rocher est d'une grande importance religieuse pour les Aborigènes vivant dans la région. L'ascension du rocher est autorisée et facilitée par une main courante présente sur la premiére partie, assez abrupte. Cependant, il est demandé par les Aborigénes de ne pas y monter pour des...

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Jul 11, 2006 - From Ayer's Rock

Hi all, We've been out of internet access availability - I have about five minutes on this machine. But we've been writing on the laptop and will post several days worth tomorrow when we get to Cairns. May I just say that this has been such an amazing trip - wait until you see the picture of Hayden holding a Joey (baby kangaroo). We have several pages worth of stuff and a million pictures. Rode a camel this morning. Anyway, don't worry about us - we'll be in Cairns tomorrow night and we have internet access in our room, so we'll pick up...

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Oz Trip

Jul 11, 2006 - The Outback!

Well, another few days have past and we're still standing! We flew out to Ayers Rock (called Uluru here) on Sunday and have been taking it easy. Christin caught a bit of a cold, so we slowed down a bit, relaxed, and have just been taking it easy. However, that doesn't mean we haven't done anything! We got in Sunday night and had a nice meal, then went to bed after a day of traveling. Monday, we woke up, grabbed a bite to eat and went out to Ayers Rock. We took a few hours and walked around the rock. It's unbelievable how large it is! We...

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Jun 14, 2006 - Outback Safari Tour (Day 2)

Were woken up at 6.30am by Kerri, after not the best nights sleep. We hadn't been cold in our Swags but sleep was intermittent. We rolled our Swags up and packed everything up, and then had breakfast. We left the camp site at 7.30am and headed towards Kings Canyon. We arrived there adter about 20min and began our 6.4km walk at about 8am. The first stage was to climb a huge steep hill, called Heart Attack Hill! An appropriate name as it took about 15min and was quite tough. At the top the view into the Outback was amazing, and we could see...

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May 19, 2006 - Ayers Rock

G'day from Australia's Red Center! Last week when we left off from Melbourne (here's a link to the archives), I promised we'd head to a very special, remote place. Now I make good as we pay a visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park! LOCATION Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta are two huge sandstone formations in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (over 311,000 acres). Fifteen miles apart, they are located almost smack in the center of Australia (here's a map), in the Northern Territory. (Australia is made up of six states -- New South Wales, South...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

May 19, 2006 - Ayers Rock

G'day from Australia's Red Center! Last week when we left off from Melbourne (here's a link to the archives), I promised we'd head to a very special, remote place. Now I make good as we pay a visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park! LOCATION Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta are two huge sandstone formations in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (over 311,000 acres). Fifteen miles apart, they are located almost smack in the center of Australia (here's a map), in the Northern Territory. (Australia is made up of six states -- New South Wales, South...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

May 10, 2006 - Uluru and The Olgas

On Wednesday I had booked onto a one day tour of Uluru and The Olgas. I had anticipated this to be something of an old people's tour as most people do a three-dayer camping tour, but due to my dodgy foot I felt I had no other option. However I was pleased to see when I joined the group of about 16 that it was about half and half age-wise. This really was a fantastic day and I'd definitely advise everyone to take the trouble to visit Uluru if you get out here. It's size ad majesty are outstanding when viewed through your own eyes. Although...

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Claire's Big Trip!

May 2, 2006 - Off to the "Rock" - and we don't mean Newfoundland!

A pretty normal morning for us! Pack up and get on the road (by 7:05). We didn't bother with in-room instant coffee, thinking we would get the real stuff on the way out of town ... wrong! We are out of town in less than two minutes having passed ZERO coffee places. The roads are straight, flat and in about 15 minutes, we reach the point where there is no longer a speed limit. Now ... what do you think I (Jeff) did????? Right! ... Set the cruise at a meagre 120 and stayed married!!!!! Time and kilometres fly past, we site and take pictures...

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Apr 30, 2006 - Uluru & Katja Tjuta

So, after a triumphant night in the Premiership for Chelsea (have been asked not to mention this by various people, so have ignored them), Aileen and I woke at 7am on Sunday morning to get our stuff together and head for Cairns airport. Destination: Uluru (Ayers Rock) Airport. Flight was just under 3hrs. This is when you really get to appreciate the sheer size of this country. 3hrs flying, and you're not even half way across. Amazing. The length of flight gave us an opportunity to watch "The Producers", one of the most bizarrely...

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