Having to roll out of my bed at Ayer’s Rock Resort I felt more like a zombie than my normal self. Pre-dawn has never been my friend, and compounding late nights leading up to the trip and a 5am wake-up call meant I was tired and in need of coffee o’clock to happen sooner rather than later.
But one of the highlights of the trip to the Red Centre was about to happen – and my first experience ever – of riding a camel, and seeing the sunrise over Uluru.
Annabel from Get in the Hot Spot and I rode Tanami, named after the Tanami desert in the North-West of the Northern Territory.
It was my first ride and I couldn’t stop laughing as Tanami stood up and we settled into life onboard!
Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olga’s, with our camel train!
The morning sun really put on a show as the sky turned to pinks and purples, the colours I had hoped to see during the Uluru sunset.
Heather, our super guide and chief speed demon around the Red Centre. and Mark from Travel Wonders riding on the ‘Honeymoon’ camel – the anchor camel at the end of the.
Annabel and I patting the ‘puppy dog’ of the group. He kept showing me his teeth… I think he forgot to brush that morning!
The site we’d been waiting to see – Uluru with an almost white sun rise!
The skilled cameleers filled us in with information about the camels, the bush, and life in the Red Centre – and they weren’t half bad on the eyes either!
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.