is a great experience. Not much fun for little kids, but
for those who are old enough to appreciate a remarkable landmark it's a
great holiday. You can climb the rock, but the local Aboriginals
ask you not to but that doesn't stop thousands making the
| We recommend doing the base
walk, it has far less people and you can get a greater appreciation the
Hire a car as the bus trips out to the
rock are not cheap and you have a chance of missing the crowds.
The tours run by the local Aboriginals are well worth it as a cultural
There is a wide variety of
accommodation, from camping to very expensive 5 star, all in the one
spot and apparently run by the one company.
You only need a few days there as once
you "done" the rock; seen a few sunsets; gone on a tour or
two; and gone out to the Olgas there's not much else to do.
Go in winter or else be prepared to do
battle with the flies ad heat.
- to get that postcard photo is hard because at ground level there is much
scrub blocking the view. Many climb on top of their car roof.
That's ok if you have a 4WD or don't mind dinting your roof. Another
way, is put your camera on a tripod and use the camera's timer function.
Set the timer, put the camera up in the air on the tripod pointing in
right direction and when the camera fires you will get an uninterrupted
pic. Best with a digital camera so you can take heaps so you can
sure you get all you want in frame.