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Sep 26, 2017 - Champagne for all!

Last night had way too many drinks, again. I was in charge of making sure everyone was getting sparkling wine. Everyone from both buses got to know me very well. It was pretty funny. Even got the cork to pop off a few times and tried to catch it. Sophie has a great video of it. Every morning is so early... no time to sleep in. Woke up at 445am to go watch the sunrise at the Yulara rock. Absolutely great, with the exception of my hangover headache. After the sunrise we headed back to the buses for a nice little packed breakfast. That...

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Sep 25, 2017 - Uluru

Heading to Uluru. Another 5hr drive. Gonna stop a couple times for some quick pics and maybe a coffee. Roy Ron and 7 others joined our group this morning. Seem pretty friendly... we shall see.  Stuart and I got our own rows so we can kind of spread out. Got tons of birthday wishes overnight, it was nice. Stopping in Yulara tonight. Huge rock formation here. Walked around a bit of it, took tons of pics. There was even certain parts we weren't allowed to take photos of because of religous reasons. Going now to watch the sunset, then to...

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Jun 28, 2016 - Uluru

Up the Centre 28.6.16 Uluru Our brush with fame while at the Rock, was having Ernie Dingo say hello!! Today just did a short walk into Kantju Gorge, which is part of Uluru. A pleasant half hour walk Seeing caves and waterfalls, ( when it rains ). Did a bit of shopping, and came home to get ready for our onward journey tomorrow. Oh yes, my first experience of trying to sleep near a working generator, it doesn't work. Thankfully it was turned off about 1am, so got to sleep then. Love Dawn

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Jun 27, 2016 - Uluru

Up the Centre 27.6.16 Uluru To day we went for a drive out to the Kata Tjuta rocks. Used to be called The Olgas. Once again these are very large, and amazing to look at. There are a number of hugh rocks, not just one rock like Uluru. We went for a walk between two of these very large rocks, called The Walpa Gorge. This took us an hour, but a very pleasant walk. Then to the picnic area where we made a sandwich and rested for a while. People next to us also having lunch were from Gympie and Burpengary, small world. Back to the caravan, then...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Uluru

Up the Centre 26.6.16 Uluru We decided it was the perfect day to walk around the rock, the sun came out but it was still cool. Off we set full of energy. The complete circuit is 10.6km. Yes by the end we didn't have quite as much spring in our step. However did feel good that we did it in 3hours, leaflets say it takes 3.5 hours. The walking track most of the way was muddy puddles to small lakes. Guess they don't get enough rain to bother with all weather track. Started following others walking around muddy puddles however nearer the end...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Kulgera to Uluru

Up the Centre 24.6.16 Kulgera to Ayers Rock or Uluru 345km Woke to beautiful sunshine, perfectly blue skies. Just loved driving in the sunshine. The roads have all been really good, some a little narrow but most excellent. As we got closer to Ayers Rock suddenly seen this large rock mountain, but couldn't understand why it had a flat top, not what we expected. Soon found out this is Mt Conner. Another 100km and just got small glimpses of The Rock. Drove into Ayers Rock Caravan Park. When we got to our site, found very frustrated bus...

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Dec 1, 2015 - It's time to say goodbye...

Our time down under has come to an end and we fly home tomorrow. Our last evening was spent admiring the view from the 360˚ Bar that has a rotating bar/restaurant having exotic cocktails and then heading for That Cuban Place for dinner. It was another enjoyable evening in a very livable place but we are tired and are ready to sleep in our own bed. Here are a few photos we took while wandering around the Westfield Center and from our spot in the bar for the view. Thanks for coming along on this journey..I hope it has been entertaining!

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Nov 30, 2015 - Camel Farm

There is a camel tour at the resort, but we are not taking part. From the guides we learned there are ONE MILLION wild camels in Australia and they sell them to the Middle East for racing. These camels are not wild (at least not now) but take people for rides or out to view sunrise/sunset. After a brief tour around, we are off to the airport for our return flight to Sydney.

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Nov 29, 2015 - Kata Tjuta

36 domed heads and the mass visible is 8 times the size of Uluru (which seemed pretty massive) and covers more than 8 sq miles. Ryan, our guide, gave us a brief geology lesson (much the same as on our other 2 tours...now I am finally getting the gist of it!) With a rainstorm just prior to our tour, we were not sure what to expect when we arrived at the start of the Walpa Gorge Walk-a 1.5 mile hike into the "V" between a couple of the big boulders. On our return we were preparing for the Sounds of Silence dinner (an introduction to the...

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Nov 29, 2015 - Sunrise at Uluru

Yes, we managed to get our tour at 4:45AM this morning to watch the sunrise over Uluru. I think the colors were perhaps a bit more vivid at sunset, but sunrise had it's shining moments. This is a jam packed day with a tour of Katu Tjuta at 2:30 and Sound of Silence dinner at 6 in addition to this excursion. I will post a few photos from this morning..then you will not hear from me until we return to Sydney on Monday evening. Our journey is almost over and it has had so many highlights it is hard to focus on just a few..

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Nov 28, 2015 - Uluru (Ayres Rock)

A 3 hour flight on Virgin Australia (quite a nice airline) and we arrived at Yulara Northern Territory for a 2 day visit to the famous rock that is almost in the middle of the continent. Well known for its red color from the iron in the landscape, it is an amazing and massive sight. After an early check in to our hotel, we have a brief look around the town center before our sunset tour. The company had no other travelers, so we had the van and 2 guides to ourselves. Uluru and Kata Tjuta are said to be 550 million years old. 500 million...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Day 11

Today we went on a tour guide around a bit of Uluru. It was much more interesting than going ourselves. We saw a waterfall that only had water streaming down when it rained. The tour person told us so interesting things I never knew. Afterwards, we rode on camels and they were attached to each other. I rode on a camel named Barney. It was fun.

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