222 - 1st September 2006 - Melbourne, Ayers Rock


inside batman's hill


from the airplane


the wing


first glimpse of uluru


second glimpse


third


first glimpse of Kata Tjuta


the outback


driving to kata tjuta


walking the Valley of the Winds trail


pip at the first lookout, Karu


Chris at the lookout


the rock is sedimentary rock called conglomerate


it is a mix of gravel, pebbles and boulders cemented together by sand and mud


the path


more of the pathway


the rock is made up of basalt, granite and other minerals


The highest dome of Kata Tjuta is 546m above the plain


and 1066m above sea level


There are 36 steep sided domes


Kata Tjuta translates to mean 'many heads'


the view from the second lookout, Karingana


The walk was 5.5km return


the eastern end of Kata Tjuta, that you can see in the distance is sacred and out of bounds to tourists


Kata Tjuta is 32km west of Uluru


this tree was by one of the water tanks


we were returning from our walk as the sun was starting to set


obligatory arty shot


no dancing on the gravel


Wooden chair near Kata Tjuta


Our car - We got a free upgrade to a nice Mitsubishi!


The outback


Kata Tjuta in the wing mirror


Bye Bye Kata Tjuta


Heading towards Uluru


Uluru as the sun sets


It turns a very vivid red


The last rays of the sun on the top of Uluru


More sunset