My company was nice enough to recognise me amongst their “top 5%” of high achieving employees in the business last year, and as a reward around 30 odd of my colleagues and I were invited on a trip to Uluru with our partners at the end of October. It was my first time to the Australian Outback, seeing red dirt, and visiting the iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock and The Olgas or Kata Tjuta.
Of course it was pretty damn hot out in the desert, and I was actually surprised by the amount of vegetation in the outback. I had just assumed that the desert was just a vast expanse of nothing but red dirt!
We did a sunset tour of Kata Tjuta, and went for a short hike to see the formation up close.
During our visit, we also did a sunset visit of Uluru or Ayers Rock with glasses of champagne, a sunrise view of the rock again from a different angle (early start but well worth it!), the Sounds of Silence dinner where we had a buffet dinner under the stars and the full moon. A wonderful way to see the outback.