Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) What to Pack

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Best Rated What to Pack in Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)

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    Pack a Hat!!

    by ATXtraveler Written Apr 2, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: During quick weekend trip to Uluru, we enjoyed a weekend away, but since this was spur of the moment, we did not really pack properly. Definitely remember a few things, including most importantly, fly spray, sunblock, and a hat. In addition to that, lightweight clothing, preferably of a Steve Irwin style khaki, and do not forget your water!!

    Photo Equipment: Definitely bring a digital SLR so you can see all the sights and bring them home with you. Also, remember a tripod if you want to get the different color shades of Uluru properly!

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    Remember that Hat!

    by ATXtraveler Written Apr 2, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Due to the nice warm weather and because of its proximity to the hole in the ozone layer, Australians require you to wear a hat at all times. Just kidiing, it is not a requirement to wear one, but it would definitely be in your best interest to bring one along. Although I packed mine, Sarah forgot hers and could not find an acceptable one in the store, which meant she got mine, and I got this new Barmah hat!

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    Water, water and water .......

    by vtveen Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    'Me' with a kind of fly-net

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light clothing
    hat or at least a cap
    you really need a fly-net
    proper shoe wear/walking shoes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: fly/insect repellent
    lip balm
    sun tan 30+
    sun glasses

    Photo Equipment: spare memory on your digital camera or plenty of films
    tripod for a sunset pic of Uluru

    Miscellaneous: Never forget to buy water when leaving your accommodation for a (road) trip through the desert. During the trip from Alice Springs to Uluru it is possible to get water in Alice Springs, Glen Helen, Kings Canyon, Kings Creek, Curtin Springs and Uluru.

    It is also possible to get petrol for your car in these places.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip
    • Desert

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    ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF WATER OUT HERE

    by DennyP Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    A GOOD INSECT AND MOSQUITO REPELLANT IS A MUST
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    Luggage and bags: I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BACK PACK FOR ALL THE NECCESARIES
    CARRY 2 LARGE BOTTLES OF FRESH WATER IS A MUST

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: GOOD RELIABLE WALKING BOOTS/SHOES
    I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL ROLLED UP PONCHO POCKETSIZE..TO COVER SELF AND B/PACK
    A GOOD WIDE BRIMMED HAT FOR THE SUN
    A GOOD PAIR OF SUNGLASSES

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A GOOD SUNBURN CREAM PROTECTION
    A SMALL PACK OF MOISTURISED FACE WIPES..
    ADEQUATE INSECT REPELLANT.
    STICK OF LIP BALM IS A MUST:
    ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL PACKET OF TISSUES FOR IF YOU HAVE TO GO:!!5cg

    Photo Equipment: MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR CAMERA IS CHARGED AND READY TO CAPTURE THE AMAZING NATURE PICS THAT YOU WILL SEE HERE..
    YOUR CAMERA BATTERY CHARGER
    AN INTERNATIONAL POWER PLUG CONVERTER.
    AND A SPARE MEMORY CARD

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: BEFORE LEAVING INTO THE NATIONAL PARK WALKS...MAKE SURE YOU USE THE AMMENITIES..
    ALWAYS CARRY A TORCH..(PREFERABLY SELF CHARGING)

    Miscellaneous: ALWAYS BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHILE WALKING OUT HERE AS A BROKEN OR TWISTED ANKLE IS A DISASTER..A LONG WAY FROM MEDICAL ASSISTANCE..
    NEVER WALK ALONE:
    ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT WATER FOR THE TIME AWAY..
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEAT AND ISOLATION OUT HERE..

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Photography
    • National/State Park

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    Be prepared for the Outback

    by Restless-in-kl Written Feb 24, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Backpack is the best as out here it's all steps and climbing to do

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summer months
    - Wide brim hat
    - Sunglasses and sunblock
    - Lotsa of water
    - Insect repellant
    - Cover your shoulders, arms and legs to prevent sunburn
    - Good walking shoes (preferably covered)

    Winter months
    - Wide brim hat
    - Sunglasses and sunblock
    - Lotsa of water
    - Warm jacket
    - Body lotion
    - Good walking shoes (preferably covered)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Always bring sufficient supplies as it's quite difficult to find shops here

    Photo Equipment: Load up as these touristy places are expensive

    Miscellaneous: If you have a car, stock up on cartons of water from Alice Springs discount shops/supermarkets (except in summer as it gets too hot if kept in cars) as it's expensive

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Water

    by saw50st8 Updated Sep 14, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear closed toe shoes. We saw a very poisonous blue backed spider. I know they have fixes for all of the potential spider bites, but I personally wouldnt take a chance. Hike in fully covered feet.

    Miscellaneous: If you only drink spring water, definitely buy it in the big city and bring it to the outback. Its much cheaper that way!

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    Mobile Phone

    by marki Written May 31, 2003

    Miscellaneous: Remember to bring you mobile phone when you climb the rock - - in case someone happens to call and ask where you are! The signal is particlarly strong at the top ( if you are on the Telstra network , dont know about Optus/Vodaphone). Telstra made a point of this to demonstrate their Australia wide coverage, pity the signal isnt so good in less famous spots.

    Related to:
    • Desert
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Sandle

    by o00o Written Oct 4, 2005

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    Sandy Red Center

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: This will give you hard time if the sand goes inside you tight shoes, in order to get rid of this problem, sandle is easier for you to walk on the sandy Red Center.

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    Climb?

    by o00o Written Oct 4, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you think of climbing the Ayers Rock, you may need to wear a pair of shoes to tighten both your legs. This to make you easier to walk and to climb.

    Related to:
    • Desert
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Water is a Must!

    by Xemx Written Apr 4, 2004

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    Sunset at the Olgas

    Luggage and bags: Back-pack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy Walking Shoes
    Swimming Gear (optional)
    Light cotten clothing
    Towel
    Hat
    Sun-glasses

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock
    Personal Toiletries
    Insect repellent

    Photo Equipment: Camera and Film

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sleeping Bag
    Pillow

    Miscellaneous: Water
    Torch

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

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    Comfort for your sole!

    by xuessium Updated Apr 2, 2005

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    RedEarth

    Luggage and bags: KEEP YOUR BAG AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A COMFORTABLE AND STURDY PAIR OF WALKING/HIKING SHOE

    Photo Equipment: PLENTY OF FILMS OF COURSE

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: CAPS/SUNBLOCK/LIP BALM FOR THE SUN!

    Miscellaneous: A BIG BOTTLE OF WATER

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

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