Desert awakenings tour was with a small group of about 8 the morning we went. Pick up was at 5.30 then off into the desert for about 45 minutes where we left our 4WD vehicle and climbed up a sandhill( a very easy climb) to where we spotted some sparks in the dark, which turned out to be a fabulous fire pit with a roaring fire to warm our frozen hands and feet as it was VERY cold. We were served piping hot coffee before climbing further up the sandhill to a clearing where we had a fantastic 360 degree view of the desert in all its glory, Uluru on one side and Kata Tjuta on the other, where we stood and waited for the glorious sunrise. After taking many photos we descended to the fire pit for more coffee and were surprised to be offered BBQ egg and bacon rolls on freshly cooked damper rolls, just what we needed and they were delicous. After we had filled out tummies we piled back into the 4wd all full of the wonderful sites we had just experienced of the desert awakening around us, the birds and other wildlife, the sun waking the wild flowers, etc. - what an experience. Then it was off to 'THE ROCK', about a 45 min drive where we were given a wonderful lot of information from our fantastic guide Brenton, who had amazing knowledge of the area and its history and local aboriginal lore. We stopped at the base of the rock where there were some people climbing, not recommended by the aboriginal people, before moving on to the Kuniya carpark where we walked the short track to the Mutitjulu waterhole, home of a wanampi, an ancestral watersnake. Brenton told us the wonderful story of this area and how it got its name etc. We were thoroughly impressed with Brentons knowledge, he told us some great stories and helped us understand a lot about the aboriginal people from this area, we certainly left there with a much greater understanding. This trip was one of the best we experienced, and it should not be missed. There are aparently lots of other trips into the desert early in the morning, we met lots of people who had been on them, but not seemed to compare with this one. We booked through Ayers Rock Resort and the tour was called Desert Awakenings, if you book see if you can book with Brenton as your guide he was sensational. Cheers H
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