"Uluru/ Ayers Rock" Australia Things to Do Tip by martin_nl

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  Uluru at sunrise
by martin_nl

One of the ultimate highlights of any trip to Australia has to be Uluru, or Ayers Rock. Some say it is just a rock but then they just viewed it from a distance and then moved on again the same day. The thing is you should see the sun rise here and see the sun set again. During the day you can either climb the rock and/ or walk around it. To do a guided tour would be the best since you get to know a lot about the Aboriginal mythologie.

The aborinee people don't want you to climb the rock, since the path that you follow up to the top is the path that their ancestors walked too many many years ago. However you can still climb the rock if you are inclined too. I climbed it too, and I don't feel guilty about it. The Aboriginee rented out their land for tourists to come and see, so I thought that if they sell their beliefs it woulnd't matter too much if I climbed it anyway. I did also walk around the rock to learn the stories. However everyone should make up their own mind about the climb. It is quite a challenging climb, especially the first bit, even though you can hang on to the wire to pull yourself up.

A warning though that you should not really try to attempt climbing the rock in the summertime when the temperature around 8am can be as high as 40 degrees celcius! This means you might get over heated. Brings lots and lots of water with you and don't go off the path. A better alternative is to climb in wintertime when nighttemperatures can be freezing cold, but durng day time it is a mild 20-25 degrees, with a chilly breeze. Very comfortable!!

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2005
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