Day 17 – Ayres Rock Resort, Yulara

We decided to have a quiet non-driving day today.

It was beautiful weather again today, and it felt a bit hotter than we have felt so far.

After a leisurely start we enjoyed a cup of plunger coffee in the sun with our books, on the benches behind our parking spot.

Bertha happily parked

Looking out our backdoor

It was then time to do some more exploring of the Ayres Rock Resort, which is a lot more than just a Camping Ground.

Map of Ayres Rock Resort

We were starting to feel a bit hungry so we caught the shuttle bus to The Town Square where we had a delicious lunch at Gecko’s Café.  Other eating options at the Town Square include the Ayres Wok Noodle Bar (clever name) and the Kaluta Academy Café where we had coffee yesterday.  The Town Square also has a range of speciality and gift shops, a newsagent, a post office, an ANZ bank, an IGA supermarket and a large tourist information and tour booking centre.

Ayres Rock Resort Shuttle Bus

Views around Ayres Rock Resort

Views around Ayres Rock Resort

After browsing the Town Square we then caught the shuttle bus back to Bertha.  It was quite hot by now and there were a zillion flies so we put the cooler on and caught up with a bit more reading inside, without the flies.

At close to 6.00 pm we headed off, with plenty of Bushman’s spray, to the Naninga Lookout to catch the sunset over Uluru.  There were quite a few other people there to watch the sunset including one young couple who obviously decided to make a night of it and bought up chairs, wine glasses and wine, and a roast chicken to enjoy.

Views of Sunset from the lookout

Then it was back to Bertha for a spot of TV before having an early night.  We have a big day planned tomorrow!

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2 thoughts on “Day 17 – Ayres Rock Resort, Yulara

  1. Faye

    Well you need an insect tent up this way, you could always borrow ours.


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