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Uluru at Night

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 26 July 2007 | Views [630]

Uluru (arrogantly named Ayers Rock by exploring Europeans) was considered until recently the largest single skin monolith - rock to you and me - on Earth. Though it has recently been passed out by a competing Aussie rock, the scale and beauty of Uluru makes it as unique as it is spectacular.

We travelled on an early morning flight from Cairns to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort where for $404 we got a small room without TV or Internet. Not that we were looking for these luxuries, but you know, that's a lot of moola. We chilled out by the pool for the day, and then took a nightime trip out to the rock.

The rock is amazing - the range of colours that it shows across the 15 minutes leading up to sunset is stunning. It's well worth a visit at night, but the cold that descends once the sun disappears is as fierce as it is instantaneous.

Tomorrow morning we're back to the rock to see sunrise.

Tags: Sightseeing


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