Achievement Unlocked! Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) Uluru, 0Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Yulara, Australia
Uluru was the main reason why I decided to visit Australia in mid February 2014, and after seeing what it offered, It blew me away.
It may seem like it's just a rock in the desert but there's so much more to this than you think. It's not just about Uluru anymore. It's about the whole outback experience. It felt more like Australia at the Red Center than any other places I've been in Australia. The flies, the sand, the heat, the people, the nature, the landscapes, all are part of the outback.
Although, Uluru is beautiful, it was also quite expensive since there's only a few companies operating within this region. Here's how I experience Uluru on the cheap:
For the accommodation, I stayed at the Outback Pioneer Lodge, where I shared a bedroom with a friend of mine I met on the plane. This option was the cheapest available (~$40 per night). If you are looking for a luxurious options, you can try the Sail of the Desert or any other hotels around the Yulara area. If you have the required gears, you can also camp at the campground for a similar price at the lodge I stayed.
The sightseeing areas are all far apart, so it is best if you rent a car and drive by yourself or book a tour provided by all the hotels in the area. I decided to go with the tours as it seems to be the cheapest and easiest options. All the tours by the hotels will have a coach ready for you at certain time, so be sure to be on time. Here are the tours I booked:
Note: All prices are approximated. It was during the hottest month of the year, February, so it was cheaper than in other seasons.
March 2nd, 2014
February 17th, 2014
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