Uluru-Kata Tjuta

Lose your breath at Uluru, which rises 348 meters from the desert and matches the light and weather with shades so vivid they upstage the sunset. Learn about Uluru's cultural significance as you walk around its base with an Aboriginal Anangu guide. Get up close to the grandeur of nearby Kata Tjuta—sacred russet domes formed through millions of years of erosion—on the Valley of the Winds Walk. In Watarrka National Park, you can trek to the rim of Kings Canyon and swim in a waterhole in the lush valley of the Garden of Eden. Walk to Kathleen Springs, drive the Mereenie Loop or soar over the canyon on a helicopter.

 Alice Springs

Stay in the famous outback town of Alice Springs, which sits in Australia's red heart. From here you can bushwalk, four-wheel drive or join a camel trek across the rolling sand dunes of the Simpson Desert. Trek through Ormiston Gorge and Pound, visit breathtaking Glen Helen Gorge and see rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap, all in the nearby East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Bike ride to Simpsons Gap at dawn, discover different Aboriginal art styles along the Tanami Track and explore the rock art, artifacts and ceremonial sites near the small Aboriginal community of St.Teresa.

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FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011


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