Nothing can quite prepare you for the awe of Uluru – no pictures no stories of other people’s experiences, until you see it in real life for yourself. The sounds, the light as it dances across its surface – as the day parts drag a shadow and the clouds change throughout the day, the dramatic sheer size of it is enough to take your breath away. There’s also a feeling – the spiritual heart of Australia.
We spent 3 days in Uluru and did it all, the Field Of Light at sunset is a must.
Riding a push bike around Uluru – 14kms of bliss and the kids loved it. We booked with Uluru Bike Tours.
Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) just as beautiful and dramatic and worth the visit.
The camel ride at sunrise is magic – dress warm if you visit in our winter, it is freezing before the sun arrives and warms the land.
A bucket list experience is the Tali Wiru dinner. It’s for the foodies, the romantics and is a dinner experience that will stay with us forever. You arrive to walk up a steep incline and a fire pit with a local aboriginal playing a digeridoo in front of the awe that is Uluru in the distance. Dinner is outside – it’s intimate, surrounded my nature and sounds of the night as the sun sets and your treated to amazing food and wine. During dessert there is a star experience – and dreamtime stories woven in. It was just wow from start to finish.
We drove from Uluru to Alice Springs – and spent the afternoon at The Kangaroo Sanctuary with the founder and ‘Kanagroo Whisperer’ Chris Brolga Barns. We loved every minute of this. As you explore the land that is vast and beautiful, and the sun set through the trees – inside you come up close and personal with Chris’s extended family – his kangaroos that he has rescued from accidents, those people keeping them as pets or soon to be dinners for some of the locals. We nursed baby joeys and experienced Kangaroos in their natural habitat – but tame and warm and up close like we were in their lounge room. We absolutely loved this experience and it’s worth the trip to Alice.
The last part of our trip was spent in Kakadu – we stayed in Darwin at Adina (great location).
If the inflatable water park is out front – do it, kids loved it.
We had the absolute luxury of being flown the Kakadu in a heli – wow, the landscape is diverse and beautiful. Do the yellow water boat cruise and listen to the indigenous stories of their land, it’s as magic as you imagine. We flew with airborne solutions – absolute pros and passionate about the area. One of the best days of our lives, wrapped with landing on the edge of a water fall and a swim! (no crocs).
Uge participated in the cage of death at Crocosaurus Cove – has to be seen to be believed.
Another highlight was the Top End Safari camp – of the Matt Wright fame. This crew are the real-life Crocodile Dundee’s of the NT. This is for the adventurous types who like to go fast, take risks and get amongst it. What a way to end our trip of a lifetime.
NT – you were more than we dreamed, better than we imagined and a sensory overload we will keep with us forever.
Thank you Tourism Australia.