Whoever says that magic doesn’t exist obviously hasn’t been to Central Australia. I’ve been on the road for one week and right now we’re camped in the cultural heart and soul of our country.
Connecting to the outside world has been sporadic and minimal but, while I have the chance, here at the Ayers Rock Campground in Uluru, I thought I’d share some snippets of outback magic from my trip so far.
Whilst tonight I’m writing this from Ayers Rock and it’s undoubtedly very special, every stop has been memorable.
Getting here has been half the fun and we’ve savoured every step along the way, with plenty more still to come.
Proof that the joy really is in the journey.
We’ve rushed nothing.
Our second night was at Port Gemein where we enjoyed an evening sunset walk along the longest wooden jetty in Australia.
Our third night we free camped on the red shores of Lake Hart, in between Woomera and Coober Pedy.
Stepping onto the vast salt lake plains near sunset was like stepping into a wonderland.
The colored sky shimmered and reflected on the salt lake and was like nothing I’ve experienced before.
My early morning walk the next day has never been so peaceful.
From Lake Hart we traveled to outback Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world and enjoyed two fun and quirky days there, immersing ourselves in outback history and stepping into underground homes and mines.
Today we walked the entire base of Ayers Rock. It was a peaceful, quietly serene few hours of being totally in the moment and appreciating nature at its best.
Years ago it was a big deal to climb the rock but today it’s discouraged due to the cultural beliefs and spiritual folklore of the place.
It will be slowly phased out altogether but I was more than happy to explore it from below.
Tomorrow we’re walking again, there’s so much to explore here.
More steps to be taken in this amazing place and more steps in our outback journey of the Red Centre, the heart and soul of Australia.
Hopefully I’ll check in again but if I’m off the radar it’s because I’m in some outback region. You can still follow me on Instagram.
Wishing you all your own piece of magic, where ever you are.
Stay happy and keep enjoying the journey.