Yulara, Kata Tjuta and Uluru

Yulara, Kata Tjuta and Uluru

24th Sep. 2010

Today we saw two of the "Outback Highlights" (although, to be honest, my absolute highlight in the outback was Kings Canyon).

First we drove to Kata Tjuta, where we wanted to go hiking. Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, are a group of 36 hills, that were created about 550 million years ago. The highest point is "Mount Olga", reaching a height of 1,069 metres. The name "Olgas" was inspired by Queen Olga of Württemberg. In relatively hot weather the hike was pretty strenuous, but the rewards afforded by the landscape were a just compensation.

After our hike in Kata Tjuta we drove to Uluru - one of the most well-known symbols of Australia. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation, with a height of 863 metres, rising out of the middle of the desert. Uluru is approximately 3km long and 2km wide, with a total circumference of approximately 9km. Uluru is a sacred site for the local Aborigines. After a walk around the base of Uluru, as with almost all tourists to the area, we sat an marvelled at the changing colours of Uluru at sunset.

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Uluru
Uluru
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Uluru - on the way to Kata Tjuta
Uluru - on the way to Kata Tjuta
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View towards Uluru from Kata Tjuta
View towards Uluru from Kata Tjuta
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Flora at Kata Tjuta
Flora at Kata Tjuta
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Flora at Kata Tjuta
Flora at Kata Tjuta
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Flora at Kata Tjuta
Flora at Kata Tjuta
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Flora at Kata Tjuta
Flora at Kata Tjuta
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Ralph at Kata Tjuta
Ralph at Kata Tjuta
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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The boys are having fun at Kata Tjuta
The boys are having fun at Kata Tjuta
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The boys are having fun at Kata Tjuta
The boys are having fun at Kata Tjuta
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "Where's my baby?"
Kata Tjuta - "Where's my baby?"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
Kata Tjuta - "The Olgas"
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Kristian and Ralph at Kata Tjuta
Kristian and Ralph at Kata Tjuta
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The boys are having fun at Kata Tjuta
The boys are having fun at Kata Tjuta
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Uluru
Uluru
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Uluru
Uluru
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Uluru
Uluru
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Uluru
Uluru
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Uluru
Uluru
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Uluru
Uluru
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Flora at Uluru
Flora at Uluru
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Flora at Uluru
Flora at Uluru
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Flora at Uluru
Flora at Uluru
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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Kristian viewing the Uluru sunset spectacular
Kristian viewing the Uluru sunset spectacular
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
The splendorous colours of Uluru at sunset
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Sunset in Yulara
Sunset in Yulara
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Sunset in Yulara
Sunset in Yulara

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