Yalara is made up of approx 1,000 permanent residents; of which about 300 are indigenous who live in a small community on the edge of Uluru and the rest are employees of Ayers Rock Resort and it’s servicing businesses. During peak season it caters for an additional 6,000 visitors per night, making it almost totally a tourist town.
Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta has been a fabulous experience and a highlight of the trip so far.
It has been pretty chilly since we arrived and the strong cold winds have closed climbing of the rock – except for a few hours this morning.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the ground.
And from the helicopter flight.
Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) from the ground.
And from the helicopter.
Sunset tonight was a bit of a fizzog – there was no clouds or colourful skies but we braved the cold and joined the crowds to get a good view anyway.