Woken up at 5.30am with the sound of a wooden spoon on a big saucepan. After breakfast by the fire we are of on another two hour drive back on ourselves, until we arrive at Kata Tjuta, National Park.
We went another walk and hike all around the Olgas and Kata Tjuta. The rocks and the way they were formed is completely different to Kings Canyon. Our tour guide explains that thousands of years ago a massive river came funnelling though Oz, pushing loads of rocks with it which formed Kata Tjuta. The waves ran around it which formed Uluru (Ayres Rock).
The Australian goverment handed back the National Park and Uluru to the Aboriginies, at which point they were given back their aboriginal names.
We then visited the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. This explains a lot of their culture and the way they use the land.
Another short drive and we are at Uluru. It is completely amazing. The rock is really smooth compared to the other rock we've seen. It changes colour as the afternoon sets in, which makes it feel like its alive and watching us. After being on the road for so long and just seeing desert out of the minibus window, its unbelievable to see this rock.
Our tour guide shows us all the parts of Uluru that Aboriginies believe are sacred. It completely makes sense that this place would be sacred. If you had been walking for weeks and just seen desert, and then found this gigantic rock, housing water, healthy plants and animals, it would be amazing. We areshown parts of the rocks were the women would give birth. This is women's business, which only will get told and shown about, men aren't even aloud on this side of the rock! To turn the young boys into men, they would be sent into the desert, alone for months at the age of aroung thirteen. If they died they were not worthy of the tribe as they couldnt provide like a man should.
We then all get back in the minibus and drive for ten minutes to watch the sunset at Uluru. The sunset is completely spectacular. The rock changes colour from orangey red to a deep redy purple. Unbelievable.