How to travel sustainably in Australia’s Northern Territory; Caitlin Clark; National Student

There’s more than one way to experience Australia’s all-encompassing outback.

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Why A Trip to the Australian Outback Needs to Top Your Bucket List; Natalie B Compton; GQ

A guide to doing it right.

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20 Best Places to Visit and Things to Do in Australia | Holidays in Australia; Swati Mishra; Tour My India

Find the list to the must visit places and top things to do that will help you pick the best of Australia Tourism.

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A cultural trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park; Teri Didjurgis; BlueSkyTraveler.com

Uluru – a cultural trip into the heart of Australia Uluru – the famous sandstone monolith in the middle of Australia. While I loved the breathtaking landscapes, the experience of learning about its cultural significance was what has left a lasting impression. LOVE IT. SHARE IT. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email Dreamtime in the Stars There … Read more >>

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Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park – A Guide to Experiencing Australia’s Red Centre; Lara Dunston; GranTourismo

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s red centre is home to the iconic monolith Uluru (Ayers Rock) and colossal rock domes Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

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Australia’s iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park; USA Today

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru and neighboring Kata Tjuta are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and to Australia’s Aboriginal population, sacred ground.

Visitors stand spellbound and transfixed by the sheer beauty of the giant rock phenomenon.

From a distance Uluru appears to have a smooth surface, but upon a closer look erosion has caused gashes, slashes and pitted holes, and has created cave-like shapes.

There are Aboriginal paintings in the caves of Uluru. The circles signify waterholes in the desert.

An Englishman by the name of Ernest Giles was the first white person to catch a glimpse of Kata Tjuta. He named it Mount Olga after the queen of a German province.

Tourists did not discover Uluru until the mid-1940s. With the exception of visits from scientists and those seeking fortune by panning for gold, the Anangu were left relatively unknown as the undisturbed caretakers.

The first possibility of a tourist attraction occurred in 1920 when the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was created on the Aboriginal reserve.

In 1985 the Australian government handed back the land to its rightful Anangu owners.

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Photo tour: Australia’s iconic Uluru (aka Ayers Rock); Nick Kontis; USA Today

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo tour: Australia’s iconic Uluru (aka Ayers Rock)

Uluru and neighboring Kata Tjuta are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and to Australia’s Aboriginal population, sacred ground. Over 100 million years in the making, sculpting by heavy winds, pouring rain and erosion have given the sandstone monoliths a sphinx-like effect. The rock’s softer layers show cave-like holes, while the more resistant rock deposit gives a rib-like effect.

Uluru and Kata Tjuta rise from the desert floor in Northern Australia. Uluru resembles a giant submarine, yet the bulk of the impressive sandstone castle in the sand remains hidden underground. Uluru is just the tip of a grand structure that begins far beneath the earth’s surface.

Uluru is mysterious and utterly irresistible. There is no way you won’t be moved by the miraculous boulder that looms in your path. Yet 16 miles from Uluru is the even more enormous and mesmerizing Kata Tjuta, which roughly translates to many heads.

The mammoth peaks of granite and mixed rock are a strong draw on their own. But they’re enhanced by British artist Bruce Munro’s immersive large-scale light installation “Field of Light.”

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The 15 Best Adventures You Can Take Right Now; Luxatic

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

What about a vacation? Everyone is longing for one, right? But what if that vacation was more than sipping cocktails on a beach and relaxing in a cozy hotel room? What if that vacation was something so memorable that you wouldn’t forget it for the rest of your life? What about an adventure?

Yes, that’s what you need. An adventure. Something that will stick with you every time you think of choosing a new travel destination, something that will change your perspective on life, that will enrich it with new meanings and dazzling experiences and leave you wanting more.

That’s the power of an adventure. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, it makes you stare fear in the face and takes you beyond your known limits before leaving you in utter astonishment and longing for more on the other side.

If you’re curious read on and find out which are The 15 Best Adventures You Can Take Right Now:

15. Climbing Active Volcanoes in Ubud, Bali

Bali. Beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue water, comfy resorts, tasty cocktails and fun in the sun…

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Feel like escaping the humdrumand traveling around the world?; Richard Herman; Palm Beach Post

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

On a sun -filled morning in late December 2015, my wife Gosia and I took our normal stroll along Flagler Drive from our Norton Park Place apartment to the Saturday Green Market.

We had just had our second child, Mila, in October, and our son Leo was 3 and would soon begin preschool.

We began to reflect on the past year and think about our personal goals for 2016. We always shared a passion for travel, seeking new adventure and looking for new challenges.

During that casual stroll, we looked at each other and said: “Oh, how awesome would it be to just go on a travel journey around the world?” After a few seconds of silence, we both said: “LET’S DO IT!”

 

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Instagram Pic of the Day – Uluru, Australia; Shingai Darangwa; IOL Travel

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

A stunning sandstone rock formation in central Australia.

This stunning, massive sandstone rock formation in central Australia is a site to behold. Its official name is Uluru, but it’s better known as Ayers Rock having been named so after Sir Henry Ayers (by William Gosse) in 1873 .

The official name, Uluru, was derived from the indigenous Australians, who have been in the area for the last 10 000 years.

Located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is believed to have been formed 600 million years ago.

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