Uluru (Ayers Rock) has some pretty interesting colours at different times of day. It's quite impressive not only because of the colour change - the thing is HUGE.
We unfortunately were unable to climb it because of 'strong winds at the summit' - I think it's the only way they've been able to convince people not to climb it to respect the wishes of the local people. I mean, who can argue when someone tells you not to climb up because you might fall off and die...
Another random close-up shot of Uluru - took this while we were walking around the bottom hoping (and waiting) that the climb would open later on in the day. It didn't.
There's this other rock formation out there (about 50km from Uluru) called Kata Tjuta which nobody ever seems to mention, but in my opinion, is equally impressive. This is a photo of one bit of it that I thought looks like a crocodile haha.
After walking through that valley we decided to watch sunset at Kata Tjuta (instead of Uluru) which was nice and quiet because I guess everybody (well almost everybody) decided to go to Uluru leaving us alone in peace :)
But even super heroes need food - especially when they're in the outback. We settled on a good ol' Aussie barbeque, complete with kangaroo, emu and crocodile meat from the place we were staying (with onions and cook-it-yourself facilities provided). Was actually a better meal than it looks in this photo - largely thanks to the all-you-can-eat salad bar next to the bbq area :)
On the way home to Melbourne I flew through Sydney so I got to catch up with Justin over a coffee which was a nice end to my trip. Now to figure out when my next short holiday should be :)