Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Australia

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old Mar 31st 2015, 12:43 am   #1
BEVS 
BE Site Lead
Administrator
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 30,011
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Hi all.

Himself and I are looking a wedding anniversary in the face & so we are looking for somewhere we can mark this particular day & put some memories in place.

Himself has suggested Ayers Rock/Uluru. It would be June time.

Is that a good place to spend a few days ? Is the rock worth seeing? I'd have camped close by for the heck of it when I was a young'un. These days I probably need something a bit more comfy.

Silly question. Would I get to see kangaroos boinging about the place.

thanks
__________________
BE Site Lead.
For help, problems and issues. Please feel free to PM or email me. You can also use the contact form.
BEVS is online now  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 1:02 am   #2
GarryP 
snɐןɔ ʎʇıuɐs
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,906
GarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Hi all.

Himself and I are looking a wedding anniversary in the face & so we are looking for somewhere we can mark this particular day & put some memories in place.

Himself has suggested Ayers Rock/Uluru. It would be June time.

Is that a good place to spend a few days ? Is the rock worth seeing? I'd have camped close by for the heck of it when I was a young'un. These days I probably need something a bit more comfy.

Silly question. Would I get to see kangaroos boinging about the place.

thanks
June time is probably good from an 'avoid the flies' standpoint, though it will get cold at night. Uluru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rock & general area is worth seeing if you haven't seen outback before - more point to climbing it I would say. Only enough diversion for a few days at most. Can't say I saw any kangaroos there.
GarryP is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 1:12 am   #3
Cup of tea, Father?
Premium Member
 
Geordie George's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Underground, overground, wombling free
Posts: 6,831
Geordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond reputeGeordie George has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

It's worth going for the Sounds of Silence dinner that the resort offers; great astronomy talk and amazing to see the milky way.

We didn't climb the rock, just walked around it. It's an amazing place and highly recommended.
__________________
"Man ... always remains attached to the past: however far and fast he runs, the chain runs with him." Nietzsche

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." Voltaire
Geordie George is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 1:17 am   #4
Card Carrying Deplorable
 
Amazulu's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Alloha snack bar
Posts: 22,890
Amazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Hi all.

Himself and I are looking a wedding anniversary in the face & so we are looking for somewhere we can mark this particular day & put some memories in place.

Himself has suggested Ayers Rock/Uluru. It would be June time.

Is that a good place to spend a few days ? Is the rock worth seeing? I'd have camped close by for the heck of it when I was a young'un. These days I probably need something a bit more comfy.

Silly question. Would I get to see kangaroos boinging about the place.

thanks
I've always wanted to climb Ayers Rock - everyone I know who's done it has said it's worth it
__________________
Australia/UK - Same sh*t, different bucket
The Wallaby, still the bitch of the Springbok.
Amazulu is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 1:23 am   #5
scilly Female
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,493
scilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

you're not supposed to climb the rock now are you?? It's protected

Please don't climb | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park | Parks Australia


Quote:
Please don't climb Uluru

That's a really important sacred thing that you are climbing... You shouldn't climb. It's not the real thing about this place. And maybe that makes you a bit sad. But anyway that's what we have to say. We are obliged by Tjukurpa to say. And all the tourists will brighten up and say, 'Oh I see. This is the right way. This is the thing that's right. This is the proper way: no climbing.'
Kunmanara, traditional owner

The climb is not prohibited but we ask you to respect our law and culture by not climbing Uluru.
scilly is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 1:57 am   #6
has lost The Game
 
Swerv-o's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Chippendale, Sydney
Posts: 8,711
Swerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Hi all.

Himself and I are looking a wedding anniversary in the face & so we are looking for somewhere we can mark this particular day & put some memories in place.

Himself has suggested Ayers Rock/Uluru. It would be June time.

Is that a good place to spend a few days ? Is the rock worth seeing? I'd have camped close by for the heck of it when I was a young'un. These days I probably need something a bit more comfy.

Silly question. Would I get to see kangaroos boinging about the place.

thanks

It is definitely worth going - As GG says, the sounds of silence tour is excellent, and I also recommend the camel ride that goeas around the base at dusk. That was well worth it.


S
__________________
How do you people get to the top? By being so f***ing incompetent that the guy ahead of you can’t even do his job, he falls on his ass and congratulations, you’re on top
Swerv-o is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 3:12 am   #7
BEVS 
BE Site Lead
Administrator
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 30,011
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

This is sounding like a goer.

Good thought about the flies. We went to Kakadu back in 1997 and the flies were a bit of a nightmare .

I'm into the night sky bigtime so that also sounds right up my street.

I think himself wants a 'Close Encounter' with that rock. I'd be up for the camel ride too. Been on a camel a few times now and I manage that better than a horse.

What about a place to stay please?

...edit.....

There seems to be a few different named places but all under the umbrella of 'Ayers Rock Resort'.
__________________
BE Site Lead.
For help, problems and issues. Please feel free to PM or email me. You can also use the contact form.

Last edited by BEVS; Mar 31st 2015 at 3:16 am.
BEVS is online now  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 3:26 am   #8
GarryP 
snɐןɔ ʎʇıuɐs
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,906
GarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond reputeGarryP has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
There seems to be a few different named places but all under the umbrella of 'Ayers Rock Resort'.
Yep, basically one company has it sewn up, the only difference between the places is the price points they hit, all overpriced.

And it's perfectly possible to climb the rock, just be aware it's a 45 deg angle, going up 1000 feet, with little to hang onto. It knackered me, but the little japanese grannies were shooting up there.
GarryP is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 3:30 am   #9
has lost The Game
 
Swerv-o's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Chippendale, Sydney
Posts: 8,711
Swerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GarryP View Post
Yep, basically one company has it sewn up, the only difference between the places is the price points they hit, all overpriced.

And it's perfectly possible to climb the rock, just be aware it's a 45 deg angle, going up 1000 feet, with little to hang onto. It knackered me, but the little japanese grannies were shooting up there.

Yes, I stayed at the resort, and it was a bit pricey, but all very convenient, and the organised tours come and collect you from there etc. There is a camp site too...

I didn't get to climb the rock, because I was one of the handful of visitors who get to see it being rained on


S
__________________
How do you people get to the top? By being so f***ing incompetent that the guy ahead of you can’t even do his job, he falls on his ass and congratulations, you’re on top
Swerv-o is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 4:59 am   #10
Queen of Diplomacy
Premium Member
 
Dorothy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 27,635
Dorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond reputeDorothy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

No...You have to come to Perth instead. Accommodation is very inexpensive ($0) at Dorothy's Resort and Spa and there's the added bonus of a car at your disposal.

Although, Uluru is probably a pretty close second.
__________________
Time does not heal
It makes a half-stitched scar
That can be broken and again you feel
Grief as total as in its first hour
Dorothy is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 5:25 am   #11
still chillin'
Moderator
 
old.sparkles's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: slough - Adelaide
Posts: 26,406
old.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
No...You have to come to Perth instead. Accommodation is very inexpensive ($0) at Dorothy's Resort and Spa and there's the added bonus of a car at your disposal.

Although, Uluru is probably a pretty close second.
old.sparkles is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 5:34 am   #12
Card Carrying Deplorable
 
Amazulu's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Alloha snack bar
Posts: 22,890
Amazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by scilly View Post
you're not supposed to climb the rock now are you?? It's protected

Please don't climb | Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park | Parks Australia
If it's not banned then you can climb it

Be all that you can be
__________________
Australia/UK - Same sh*t, different bucket
The Wallaby, still the bitch of the Springbok.
Amazulu is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 6:04 am   #13
BE Forum Addict
 
cappuccino's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,967
cappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond reputecappuccino has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

I didn't climb the rock out of respect of it being a sacred site but the base walk was spectacular. You should also be there for sunrise/sunset - an amazing experience. If you want to climb a 'rock', go to Kings Canyon but mind the pesky flies!
__________________
“I hope I’m not going to be one of those blighters that get discovered when they’re dead!” - Ronald Hugh Morrieson (1922-1972)
cappuccino is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 6:31 am   #14
scilly Female
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,493
scilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond reputescilly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

I wouldn't climb it out of respect for the tribal beliefs. They do believe it to be a sacred site


and I understand, from when we were there, that it is the tribe that runs the accommodations .............. the area is under their control.
scilly is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2015, 8:45 am   #15
Card Carrying Deplorable
 
Amazulu's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Alloha snack bar
Posts: 22,890
Amazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ayers Rock Uluru - Is it worth a visit please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by scilly View Post
I wouldn't climb it out of respect for the tribal beliefs. They do believe it to be a sacred site


and I understand, from when we were there, that it is the tribe that runs the accommodations .............. the area is under their control.
But if it that sacred, then why don't they ban climbing completely?

The reason being that if many people couldn't climb it, they wouldn't bother going and the tourist business around Ayers Rock would suffer

So obviously money is more important than tradition - I can dig that

Respect
__________________
Australia/UK - Same sh*t, different bucket
The Wallaby, still the bitch of the Springbok.
Amazulu is offline  
Closed Thread

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Australia


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 1:47 am.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com