Uluru was honestly just spectacular – if you haven’t been yet then add it to your list to go. We were very lucky to have glorious weather while we were there – freezing in the morning and night (down to 2 degrees each night we were there!) but beautiful and sunny during the day. We got to watch the sunrise and set over the rock and we even had a ‘super moon’ the biggest full moon of the year while we were there! Probably the biggest highlight of our time there aside from the climb, was doing the base walk together as a family. We started the walk, which is a 12km walk (no we didn’t tell the kids that before we started or there would have been a mutiny!) by joining a ranger guided 1 hour walk at 8am in the morning. This guided walk took in the first kilometre of the base walk and it was a really interesting and informative way to start our hike.
The walk took us all day – we didn’t finish until 3pm – so it was a massive day for the kids – Toby and Jack walked the whole way while we only carried Lex in a few bits and pieces so we were sooooooo proud of them all! Toby was determined to walk the whole way by himself right from the start. He was inspired by Jack climbing the rock the day before and wanted his own piece of ‘I did something amazing‘ and he did sooooooo well – not one whinge the whole way! It was a beautiful walk – very flat so relatively easy although it was quite hot on the back side of the rock. We were surprised at how many waterholes and green spots there were around the rock! We took it easy and had lots of water and food breaks which kept the kids happy. Definitely a must if you ever head to Uluru!!! I’m going to let the photos do the talking – they tell the story far better than I can!!!
The only thing we didn’t get time to do at Uluru were the free activities on offer at the resort such as the Aboriginal Cultural dance show and boomerang throwing and some bush yarns etc. We just ran out of time – another night would have been great but it was expensive at $50 a night – and we have began to realise that we can’t do everything – sometimes a quiet afternoon relaxing at camp is required to keep us all sane!!! A reason to revisit!