My Uluru Bucket List Experience. Something that should be on the top of one’s list. A place of Spiritual Significance!
Flying Jetstar, there was no other alternative than to stay at The Desert Gardens Hotel, in a Deluxe Rock View Room. The only hotel to have view of Ayers Rock. Even though I was still quite a distance from THE ROCK, that first sighting is something quite special.
As darkness fell, we were transferred to the Field of Lights. As Uluru was thrown into a silhouette, The Field of Light illuminates, as far as you can see. With rhythms of 50,000 solar powered stems of coloured lights, lit up the desert. It was something quite incredible as you walk through the pathways that draw you amidst the spectacular colour.
Sunrise & Segway Tour Sunrise Tour, Uluru put on a great show for us. We were picked up at 5.30am, to an area where we enjoy a light breakfast with tea and coffee and watched the magical sunrise at Uluru.
To explore one of Australia’s most natural formation, on this Segway and Sunrise Tour was so much fun and an experience like no other. In no time we had mastered using the Segway’s and we were on our way. Our guide Meagan, was awesome, she was so knowledgeable and took us to hidden Aboriginal rock art sites and water holes. The stunning view of Uluru as we cruised around the 10km base of Ayres Rock was something quite incredible. This tour was approx. 5 Hours.
We were lucky Uluru was open to climb, but after hearing Megan speak about the spiritual connection Ayres Rock has with the Anangu people and for the culture to be kept strong for future generations ,we decided not to climb the rock.
The Sounds of Silence Dinner offered the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. With Ayers Rock to one side and the Olga’s to the other, an evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky. Our night began with canapes and champagne served on a viewing platform. As the sunsets and to the sound of a didgeridoo, we were led to a table to join other travellers. Our glasses were kept full, with wine and beers as we helped ourselves to a bush tucker buffet, such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong. After dinner we enjoyed a glass of port, as we listen to a star talker decode the night sky. We located the Southern Cross, The Sign of the Zodiac, The Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that were visible due to the clear night sky. An unforgettable dining experience amazing views, amazing food & awesome company.
Food was outstanding… The Buffet Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant, at the Sails in The Desert, was absolutely amazing. It had the best Oysters I have ever tasted. We found ourselves a few times at the Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. This had a pub feel with nightly entertainment, it was the happening place of an evening. The Resort Town Centre had a Information Centre, Post Office, Newsagent, IGA Supermarket, as well has several cafes and art and craft museums. The convenience of the Free Resort Shuttle Bus, was so easy and circulates all the resorts every 20 minutes.
Words cannot describe this amazing place. You must all go see Uluru for yourselves.
“Best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller. …