My Journey through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia

Now, I take pride in being a passionate tourist and it’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of destinations. However, there are not many places that I’ve visited that struck me as much as the Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park in Australia. There was so much to see and understand that once it soaked in I was a bit overwhelmed by the gravity of this place. Nevertheless, let’s start from the get-go and, hopefully, you’d understand what I mean.

My Journey through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia Photo Gallery

The journey itself is quite fascinating. While it’s true that it’s not going to appeal to everybody, the desolating landscape amidst the desert-like area is definitely quite enormous. I’ve visited quite a lot of deserts in my traveling years but it’s safe to say that this particular prairie landscape truly brings out the gravity of the place. The park itself is quite extensive as it covers around 512 square miles of area. However, the most important and interesting thing that I was there to see were the famous red rocks. Now, there are two of them – the Uluru or also known as the Ayers Rock and the Kata Tjuta or also known as the Mount Olga.

As you can see from these pictures, the mountains are pretty impressive. Interestingly enough, the park is opened for visitations year round and you can be there from sunrise to sunset. Of course, the visitation times would slightly vary depending on the season and occasionally some particular parts of the park might actually be closed because of some cultural reasons. You only have to pay about $25 in order to get in and only if you are over 16 years of age. I was happy to find out that I was given a ticket, more of a pass actually, which lasted for 3 days. They also informed me that the money from the passes is helping the Anangu which are obviously the traditional owners of the park in order to help them out with the maintenance of their community and the supporting of their families.

When you get close to the Uluru rocks you would certainly be fascinated. I had the urge to start climbing right away even though I’m no pro in it but the truth is that they instructed me that it’s not advisable. Apparently a lot of people had attempted to and many of them have been critically injured. So, instead of being the daredevil that I thought I’d be, I decided to step back and head to the Ayers Rock resort. While it’s located just outside the park itself, the personnel had gone through the trouble of taking tables for dinner outside. I sat down and before I know it, the most fabulous sight was unraveled in front of my eyes.

To be completely honest, my hopes weren’t that high because I was expecting a regular sight-seeing trip. Instead, I got to witness one of the UNESCO’s heritage sights which are without a doubt one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s a quick trip that won’t require much of your time and I highly recommend giving it a go.

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