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Published November 17th 2014
Being listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, I thought Uluru was one of those places every human should visit before they die.
The Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park tickets cost $25 per person for 3 days, and a quarter of that amount goes toward the local Anangu community that lives there. I went in November, which was right before the summer season with the highest mean temperature exceeding 35 degrees.
Most people would want to circle this rock that has a circumference of 9.4km. I opted for the option of driving around it.
However, I did take a couple of short stroll along the rock at different times of the day- at sunrise, in the morning and in the afternoon. Different times of the day offers a different colour of the rock, so one can actually spend all day simply driving or walking along Uluru to observe its differences.
There are also separate sunset and sunrise viewing areas for cars and coaches, so despite the omnipresent tourists in the national park, it does allow space for everyone to enjoy the view.
Uluru at sunset (at the car sunset viewing platform)
Despite being discouraged by its traditional owners, I decided to get up at 5.30am to climb Uluru, just like many other tourists on that day. However, the climb has many reasons of closure. On my morning, it was the case of wind being too strong on the summit. For more reasons of closure on the Uluru climb and other safety concerns, visit: www.uluru.com/UluruClimb.html.