According to our tour guide, when this trip was planned there was a direct flight from Melbourne to Ayers Rock everyday.
However, today, the flight is scheduled on some days of week and we couldn’t use that direct flight for our tour schedule.
Therefore, we departed our hotel at 5 am to catch two flights (Melbourne to Sydney and Sydney to Ayers Rock) to reach Ayers Rock.
When we reached to the airport it was still dark.
Each of us received packed breakfast to eat at the airport.
Sun rose and became brighter when we departed Melbourne.
I was still full from a packed breakfast so I brought this banana cake back which was served on the flight.
It looks a big city to me; perhaps, I should plan to visit one day.
I did some window shopping at the airport while waiting for the next flight.
It was fun to visit various shops to check the trend In the Australian market.
I can kill time just doing window shopping. hahaha
I had lunch on the flight; just nice for my stomach condition.
I also enjoyed smooth free inflight WiFi service. fufufu
I got excited when we were about to land.
I was lucky.; I could see Ayers Rock (Uluru) from the plane.
And Mount Olgas (Kata Tjuta: Many Heads).
Even we landed, we could have a good view of Ayers Rock.
It has proven that we safely landed at Ayers Rock Airport!
We headed for the Sails in the Desert, our hotel for two nights.
We were welcomed by mysterious local music.
After checking-in, we quickly went to our room to get ready (unpack) for the adventure.
We headed for Kara Tjuta.
There is an iconic street on the way to Kata Tjuta.
This road is called the shortest short cut to Perth.
Perhaps, one day I can try 2,000 km journey.
We had a nice walk to the Vally of the Wind in the Walpa Gorge Walk, Mount Olgas.
The Vally of Wind.
The mirror pond looked beautiful today.
Thanks Mount Olgas to welcome me today.
Sun started setting at the direction of Mount Olgas.
Now we are going to enjoy Ayers Rock’s way of sun setting with sparkling wine and finger foods.
First Ayers Rock is in dark colour.
I also tried to drink up Ayers Rock by placing it in my glass upside down.
Sun started setting, then…the colour of Ayers Rock changed to its Amazing red!
It was so romantic: cloud is in amazing gold and full Moon rose from left side of Ayers Rock.
Sun set and Ayers Rock returned to darker colour again.
The other side (the direction of Sun Set) is also beautiful.
We, Japanese, usually appreciate watching Sun Setting, but today otherwise.
We enjoyed Ayers Rock in colour of Sun Set.
Hummm I don’t like this… the dark cloud started spreading….
After enjoying beautiful Sun Setting View, we had a nice picnic dinner.
We supposed to have our romantic dinner at the table like this…
However, we started feeling rain dropping…Some of us took initiative to move to a table under the roof by taking a chair.
And others followed.
It became more romantic and created more cozy atmosphere to unite us closer.
We introduced ourselves and laughed throughout the dinner though rain became harder.
I also enjoyed dessert: a chocolate cake with a hot chocolate.
I made a cup of hot chocolate before announcement of dessert menu. hahaha
We were surely tired because we started today early.
We came back to hotel to rest, hoping to climb Ayers Rock tomorrow.
Please stop lightning, thundering and raining.