Left Sydney and headed for Uluru, about a 4 hr flight. It was very bizarre flying over the middle of Australia. You go from lush forests, the ocean and beaches to desert, little or no vegetation, dry salt lake beds and roads that seem to go no where. After landing and getting checked in we grabbed our tour to visit Kata Juta. This is another area similar to Uluru but is a mens business area for the aboriginee and a sacred site. We did a 1.3 km hike into the point where two of the outcrops join. Kata Juta and Uluru are the remnants of an old mountain range but are in effect giant rocks. I have many photos to share later.
The resort is made up of 6 different hotels/campgrounds located within a compund. You must show your room key when you order at the bar...I assume it was agreed to as part of the liquour license so the aboriginees living near would be able to drink (likeley by mutual agreeement). We have learned a little about the aboriginee culture and will likely hear more tomorrow during the 6 hours at Uluru.