I am very very very excited to share with you all that Rob and I are going to Ayers Rock!!!!
I have been researching, dreaming and planning this trip for a month now and it was going to be a surprise for Rob for his Christmas present! I knew that this was one place he has wanted to visit as an adult so I thought I would surprise him and book our special adventure! My plan was to book the holiday and then buy him a 'fly hat' and put a card on it and leave it under the tree! I couldn't do it though! I had to tell him on Saturday! I wanted to share the excitement and the butterflies and my plans with him so we could share the experience together! I think the best part about a holiday is the weeks leading up to it and the anxious waiting! I think I did pretty well keeping it from him this long hehe He was over the moon and is so super excited about going!
We have had a tough year and Rob has had an even tougher one! I wanted this trip to be special for him. I wanted to thank him and show him that everything that he does for me, our family and our future never goes un-noticed! He works so hard my Rob. He is one of those special people that you come across every now and then who always puts a smile on your face with his genuine, outgoing and passionate view on life. He puts in 200% into everything he does and loves, supports and protects everyone he knows! He has such a special and unique soul and words can't describe how much I am thankful for having him in my life and for loving and protecting and creating a future for me and our family.
No words or presents could thank him but hopefully this adventure will allow him to have a break, get out in his element, explore the beautiful outback, unwind from a crappy year and celebrate the next!
A few special adventures we are goign on...
KATA TJUTA VALLEY OF THE WINDS TOUR
From Uluru to Kata Tjuta (Olgas).
This afternoon your guide will escort you on a 2 to 3 hours walk through the Kata Tjuta domes to the Valley of the Winds lookout. The walking path is rocky, and requires a good level of fitness. After the walk, take in a magnificent “outback” sunset over Kata Tjuta. Refresh yourself with a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles.
ONE DAY KINGS CANYON TOUR
Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon Resort, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (own expense). Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvelous views of Watarrka National Park. The climb may take up to three hours and is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. After lunch (own expense), we make our way back to Ayers Rock Resort.
Note: During the hotter months of the year temperatures can reach and exceed 36C. In this drier desert climate, heat exhaustion is a very high possibility. There is the alternative to take the guided walk along the Kings Canyon creek-bed as an alternative if it is too hot to climb.
ULURU SUNRISE & CLIMB TOUR
From Ayers Rock Resort to Uluru. Travel to the sunrise viewing area and watch the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains and Uluru whilst enjoying a warming cup of tea, coffee or milo and biscuits. Commence the climb to the top of the monolith, for spectacular views. The climb takes about two hours and is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Please wear sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat and carry plenty of water. Alternatively, non-climbers can choose to take a peaceful stroll along the Mala walk. The Mala Walk winds itself among the bloodwood trees alongside Uluru. It leads to the magnificent Kantju Gorge, a 90 metre drop that becomes an amazing sight when there is enough rain to create a waterfall.
SOUNDS OF SILENCE DINNER
From Ayers Rock Resort to Sounds of Silence Site, entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. This is an unforgettable evening, eating beautifully prepared food under the sparkling outback sky. Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A meandering path takes you to an uninterrupted, three hundred and sixty degree view of this vast landscape. In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Here you enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of delectable canapés. As the sun sets in a blaze of reds and oranges, and well into the starlit night, you feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia’s finest wines. Attention then turns to some of the world’s best stargazing, as our resident astronomer takes you on an unforgettable tour of the spectacular southern night sky. As you wind down after a delicious dinner, you are offered a choice of tea, coffee or port.
I am so excited about experiencing and exploring these wonderful places with my love and I know that this will be a holiday that we will never forget!
x S.K.K x