Uluru

From Melbourne the next stop was Alice Springs. Although I knew a little about Alice Springs – I didn’t really arrive here with expectations. Upon arriving, the first thing I was told by the mini bus driver was that there had been freak weather in the area during the last 12 months. There had been alot of rain and this had brought in mice and along with the mice, there were tonnes of snakes around. Lovely I thought.

The day after arriving I thought I’d go for a walk into town with a few people. Alice Springs is an absolute beauty. Due to the rain she is green right now, but right under the green there’s still plenty of red. Alice is called ‘ The Red Centre ‘ cause of this.

When you walk the streets of Alice Springs – it’s hard to not feel the tension between the two sides. There has been alot of tension for years between the indegeneous  & other cultures in the area. I won’t go into this though – if you want to find out more about this then grab a book from a library or do a search on google and there will heaps of articles on the matter.

There’s heaps of things to do around Alice Springs too. One of the highlights whilst in Alice was going out on a day trip to see Uluru aka Ayres Rock. It was  a long day – We went with Emu Tours – we set off at 6am and didn’t get back until past midnight but it was SO worth it.

Here are some photos from Alice Springs & Uluru.

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Streets of Alice Springs
Streets of Alice Springs
Streets of Alice Springs
Streets of Alice Springs
On the way to Uluru
The Great Outback

The Olgas

 

The Olgas

The Olgas
Uluru
Uluru
Such a hot day
Original Aboriginal Art on the caves at Uluru
Original Aboriginal Art on the caves at Uluru
Original Aboriginal Art on the caves at Uluru
Uluru
Towards the end of the trip
Art was brought from Aboriginals
Uluru at Sunset - you see why it's called the Red Centre
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