Definetely one of the most iconic symbols in the world situated right in the middle of the Katatjuta National Park. This spiritual rock rises some 348m and has a girth of 9.4kms. It is these dimensions that make this the worlds star monolith. The drive from Alice to Uluru is long (450kms) and hot with temperatures now touching 40 degrees. We stop for fuel at the last servo on the Stuart Highway before turning west and then stopping off at a few points of interest on the way to Uluru. Mount Connor, often mistaken for Uluru makes for a good photo opportunity (first photo).

In 1962 5462 tourists visited Uluru. In 2015 279,794 visited. With todays mass tourism and people from around the globe wanting to visit places like this it has to be regulated. Here there is a tourist village (Yulara) with a campsite. There are also shops, museums and also very expensive hotels and most importantly a swimming pool. It is from here that you can book all the usual attractions i.e. helicopter ride, camel ride, balloon ride etc. On our first night we drive down to the park entrance and pay our fee for a 3 day pass and then go on to see the sun setting over Uluru (second photo) and very impressive too particularly when followed by a very starry night. This is mass tourism at its best.

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