"Sunrise, Sunset and Camping in the Red Center" Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) Things to Do Tip by moirholj

  The coveted sunrise view of Uluru
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  • The coveted sunrise view of Uluru - Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)
      The coveted sunrise view of Uluru
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  • Morning Light, 5am... In the Outback.  Perfect! - Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)
      Morning Light, 5am... In the Outback. Perfect!
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I took this trip to Australia's Red Center in November of 2007, and here is what I found: Like other VTers suggest, camping at this time is great, and just a bit chilly at night. I would recommend highly camping in this area. Not only will you enjoy the solitude, but the star filled night sky is something to behold.

I find that sunrise anywhere in this area is particularly beautiful. The morning light at about 5:00am in November is breathtaking and absolutely wonderful for photography, either amature or professional.

I went to see the sun rise on Uluru and thought it was a great experience, but be prepared for the crowds. I don't know where they manifest from, but seriously, hundreds of people will appear out of no-where to see that 'ultimate' sunrise and then slowly disappear into the abyss. It is hard to feel like you are having a unique and special experience with 30 tour buses and hundreds of tourist jockeying for position in front of 'the rock', but it is beautiful all the same.

I hiked the Olgas and it was one of my favorite experiences in this area. If you have an opportunity to see the sun rise or set on the Olgas, I can only imagine that it will be less crowded than Uluru, and just as beautiful, if not more so because of the solitude.

I wish you a wonderful adventure!


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  • Written Jun 12, 2008
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