The day involved hiking around the base of Uluru, about 12km. Learned of the importance of the rock in Aboriginee lives and the stories they told. All the markings on the rock face and caves related to the stories. Bought a small book that details all of this. While warm, it wasn't overly hot so the walk was enjoyable. Our guide named Leeroy was very good and kept things interesting. Upon return to the compound, we headed off to the sounds of silence dinner where they take you to the middle of the desert for a buffet style meal of crocodile, emu, kangaroo and barramundi under the stars. Unfortunately, the stars were covered by clouds and the food was a bit dry. What do you expect I guess for $100/pp. We were fortunate enough to meet some people from Australia (one an apparent manufacturer of vehicle chassis and a cross country car racer). They were great people. Also managed to see some wild camels at a nearby water hole. Went back to the compound and had a few drinks with the group. I am up to 16 different Australian beers and counting.