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We went to Uluru today (Sun September 23rd). We went to the Sunset Strip and got to view Uluru at Sunset, when the rock takes on a red glow.

We returned the next day to climb Uluru but it was too windy and they had closed the rock off to climbing. Instead, we walked around the base and saw some aboriginal paintings and a non-working waterfall.

From the website http://www.northernterritory.com/3-2b.html:
Just 48 km west of Ayers Rock, and standing some 200 metres taller, are the 36 individual domes known to the Anangu as Kata Tjuta - the place of many heads.

Also known as the Olgas, you can stroll through the Valley of the Winds or Olga Gorge and catch a glimpse of some of the captivating creatures of the region - such as the Thorny Devil. Sunsets at the Olgas are also striking, so plan to spend a while in the area if you can.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta both reveal the depth of their moods at the rising and setting of the sun. Witness a display of colours from gentle, dusky blues and purples to fierce oranges and reds, glowing with the last remnants of the day.

A collection of giant weathered red domes with fissures, gorges and valleys carved between them, experienced walkers can take the three to four hour walk through the Valley of the Winds. An easier alternative is the Olga Gorge (Walpa Gorge) walk taking approximately one hour.


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