‘MacBook Photography’, Uluru, Northern Territory

Tourist at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sunset

Who needs a camera when you have a Mac? Tourist at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sunset

There is a designated viewing area for watching the sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock), and you need to get there early for a good spot and a clear view. When we arrived, this gentleman and his three friends had already set up for the evening, with drink, a portable gas cooking stove, and what looked to be some variation of instant noodles. And, of course, once the time came for the main event – sunset over the Rock – he was ready to capture it on his trusty MacBook.

2 thoughts on “‘MacBook Photography’, Uluru, Northern Territory

    • There are no towns near Uluru, just a ‘resort’ with a variety of hotels (from backpackers to 5 star), restaurants etc, and an airport. You should be able to get direct flights from most major cities, but there may not be many choices for times.

      I was visiting friends in Alice Springs, the nearest town, so I flew into there. It’s about a 4 – 5 hour drive from Alice to Uluru (and you can stop and see Dinky the singing Dingo on the way – unfortunately Dinky was on holiday when I went through). This is a good option if you have a few days to stay in Alice and explore the MacDonnel ranges, which have some pretty interesting features.

      Unless you have a lot of time, I wouldn’t plan a road trip from any of the major cities.

      I spent three nights at the Rock, got there late one afternoon, had two full days, and left in the morning (after a helicopter flight!). As for when you get there – I’d avoid doing anything very active in the middle of the day (especially in summer) but apart from that, it’s up to you. Make sure you have at least one sunset at the rock – it can really light up (as long as you get the right sunset). You get the same effect at Kata Tjuta. There is also a sunrise viewing area to see the same effect in the morning if you are an early morning person.

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