The Olgas and Sunset at Ayers Rock

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Slaney on February 22, 2005

We were collected from our hotel at about 2pm and taken first to the Olgas. Our coach driver was a dour Scot named Gordon, but he certainly knew everything about our trip.

The Olgas - known as Kata Tjuta to the aboriginals - is 36 domes and is believed to be a rock many times larger than Uluru (Ayers Rock). The bus pulled in to a park area, and we were allowed to walk up through the Olga Gorge, which most of our people did. The sheer walls rose above us, and the heat was so intense that we were glad to sit under what little shade there was on our return and gaze out at the red, barren landscape. The water we were advised to bring was now warm, but Gordon had some ice-cold water in the back of the coach which everyone was glad of.

By this time, it was time to make our way to the viewing area of the sunset to ensure a good view. On arrival, we were taken to a table laden with nibbles, such as vegetable strips, crackers, and dips, and each person was given a glass of wine - refills were available. It was very pleasant out in the desert, sipping wine and conversing with other travellers whilst watching the rock change different colours of red as the sun set. Then it was back to the hotel for an early night as we had a date with the sunrise in the morning.

Ayers Rock Tour

Ayers Rock, Australia

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