Arriving at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) coming from the West via the Great Central Highway, we literally came from non-tourist land to tourist hot spot.
Making the best of our short stay at these Australian Icons of the Red Centre, we decided to take the potentially last opportunity to walk up Uluru (Ayers Rock), as the weather was perfect for it. Slightly cool in the morning with no wind at all, and the winter sun shining.
As we were ascending the rock, we noticed that many people were talking about the rumours that the rock climb may be closed forever starting next year, and how it made them decide to walk up Uluru now.
Rarely have we experienced such a fantastic vibe at a major tourist attraction. So many cheerful people chatting happily with strangers, enjoying the amazing views and camaraderie – so much joy and happiness!
Uluru did bring out the best in people. Everybody was making sure that this beautiful rock was left as they found it and walkers were helping each other so everybody got to see the views from the top.
We are grateful that we could experience this very unique walk and the positive energy of this special place.
We understand that others decide not to walk up Uluru and we fully respect their decision.