Aussie Outback: Northern Territory – Climbing Uluru (Ayers Rock)

In my previous post I shared my visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia.  Uluru (Ayers Rock) the worlds largest monolith is the centerpiece of the park and one that many visitors wish to climb to the top of. You cannot always do the climb though as it is a sacred place to the Anangu Aboriginals…

Aussie Outback: Northern Territory – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

The showpiece of Central Australia is the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. This is where the giant stone monoliths Uluru (Ayers Rock) and its neighbor Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)  jut into the sky from the red earth below. Uluru is the worlds largest monolith (it is formed from sandstone) and nearby Kata Tjuta is a series of 36 large domed…

Aussie Outback: Northern Territory – Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Central Australia has some of the most impressive scenery you will see not only in Australia but anywhere in the world. The theme in the outback of the Northern Territory is wide open spaces, red earth and red rocks on a massive scale! The showpiece is the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where the ancient world…

I still call Australia home

A sunburnt country… Although I currently live in the USA, my homeland is Australia and it is a place I love. January 26th is when we celebrate Australia Day so I thought I would write about that great southern land. “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding…