Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Away from the crowds I was able to experience the pre dawn tranquility of this ancient land. Before me, I watched an amazing transformation of colours across the landscape as the desert awakened, with Uluru as the omnipresent backdrop.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is the true heart of Australia both geographically and emotionally for many people. Sitting right in the middle of nowhere in a remote desert, this spectacular national park is truly an iconic landscape. Rising out of the surrounding central Australian desert, Uluru totally dominates the landscape. This spectacular red rock which is millions of years old, is not only absolutely breathtaking but represents an important aspect of local living Aboriginal culture, stretching back tens of thousands of years. Today, Uluru is now a place that is special for all Australians.