Off to Uluru!

It's always a good day to order 1/2 a liter of wine!
It’s always a good day to order 1/2 a liter of wine!

This week, I thankfully finished my Global and Regional Sustainability course at Curtin University Sustainability and Policy. I feel like I left the course as such an informed individual. I am thankful for all of the professors, morning teas, and discussions that this course provided, but I am also thankful that my first study break has arrived. This evening, I was able to go out to dinner and get some drinks with my friends Chloe, Meredith, and Nina. Nina and I are both in the Ecology, Conservation, and Sustainability program so drinks and dinner were to celebrate our final presentations being completed. Chloe and Meredith are off on the Northwest Trip through Murdoch University tomorrow, so this dinner was a short farewell for them. These are the girls that I will be traveling to Bali with in May and we cannot wait. I have seriously been bit by the travel bug and I can’t stop craving adventure. Tomorrow I leave on a flight for Uluru. From there, I will be going on a 3-day tour of the Northern Territory. Below you will find my exact itinerary, so that you know where I will be traveling! I wish you all a wonderful Easter. I am extremely sad that I am not at home having an extremely competitive Easter-egg hunt with my sister in Ventura. But, I cannot wait for my family to join me here in Australia in June (hopefully?). I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will be sure to post photos of my camel rides and excursions once I am back in the city and out of the outback. Cheers!

Itinerary #1 ‘Alice Springs to Alice Springs’ – 3 Day Uluru –

Day 1: Kings Canyon (Meals – L, D)
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 5:30am, first destination Kings Canyon. Enjoy a guided 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City. Visit the many Amphitheatres, North & South Walls and the beautiful Garden of Eden. Next stop, Curtin Springs where we have a quick wash and toilet stop before setting up our Bush Camp. Your guide will prepare a healthy camp-oven dinner. Relax around the fire then curl up in your cozy swag under a million stars.

Day 2: Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset (Meals – B, L, D)
We leave Bush Camp just after Sunrise and head to Ayers Rock Campground for a quick shower and toilet stop before heading off to The Olgas. Feel the spiritual significance on your guided walk through to the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. Be shown bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the afternoon where you can listen to tales from the ‘Tjukurpa’ Dreamtime. We spend the evening enjoying dinner at the spectacular Sunset over Uluru. Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour. We spend this night at the Ayers Rock Campground with toilets and showers.

Day 3: Uluru Sunrise (Meals – B,L)
We leave the Ayers Rock Campground before sunrise and take in a memorable Uluru Sunrise over the World’s Largest Rock. You then have time to complete an Uluru Base Walk around Uluru. You will see beautiful sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings. We stop on the way home for an optional Camel Ride at the Camel Farm. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm. Back to civilization, get cleaned up and we meet later with your Guide for dinner and a couple of beers at The Rock Bar.

me and nina


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