Long and busy day today. We start off by high tailing it to Uluru to catch sun set. It's pretty. Very pretty. And really busy - but hey ho.
We then head across to Kata Tjuta, and do a long walk through the massive sandstones. Again, spectacular views all through the 14km hike.
Then, back to Ayers Rock, or rather Uluru, where we walk all around it. There are some pretty amazing rock formations on some faces, but as these are held to be scared sites by the Aborigines in the area, you are not allowed to take photos. After the 12km hike, we then head to a sunset viewing point, to watch the sun go down with a glass of Aussie sparkling plonk, and some nibbles. Classy hey!
Point to add - you can climb Uluru if you so wish. The aborigines would rather you didn't, as they believe the path up the rock is a scared one. The park authorities would prefer you not to climb too, but won't stop you, unless it's dangerous. ie: either very windy or very hot. Had I been given the chance, I wouldn't have climbed. I think it would be hypocritical of me to climb, and then complain about lack of respect across different cultures. Even if it is just a giant pebble! :-)