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Uluru and Kata Tjuta – Day 3

by on Dez.07, 2010, under The Outback

Dec 7, 2010

Our third and last day in the Kata Tjuta NP was dedicated entirely to Uluru itself. However, today we skipped the sunrise viewing and went straight for the Uluru Base Walk. This walk takes you around the whole rock, including the Mala Walk and Lungkata Walk.We also took the Kuniya Walk leading to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Now that’s a whopping 10 kilometer walk at least, so we started early again at 6:30am.

We started with the Mala walk which leads  to the Kantju Gorge.

The Kantju Gorge showed a surprisingly huge amount of water.

From there starts the base walk which includes quite a few stages with a bigger distance to the rock. A lot of flies, heat and red sand – not so thrilling. Luckily there are a couple of water tanks where you can get good drinkable water. But it gets closer to Uluru eventually.

We could not resist the urge to at least climb up just a few meters… we’re not the last to do it, I guess.

The second part of the Base Walk as well has a lot to offer.

The Base Walk finally ends and crosses the Kuniya walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Here the last part of the loop walk starts, the Lungkata walk.

It took us a few hours and was quite exhausting as it added a lot of walking onto our charge…

In the afternoon we packed up our gear, topped up fuel and our supplies and left the Kata Tjuta NP.

Next stop: Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park. So we left the state of South Australia, happy with what we had seen there, but eager to see what the Northern Territory had to offer.

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