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7 viral views of Uluru

Known for its rich array of colours, Uluru is one of the most photogenic places on earth. But these pics went above and beyond - creating feels across the world! Lightning at Uluru. During mai wiyaringkupai/kuli (around December), the park is at its hottest – there are storm clouds and lightning, but little rain. Credit Damien Hill 2012's solar eclipse is out of this world, hanging directly over Uluru | Photo by Steven Pearce Photography This cloud looking like steam coming off the rock - someone said it looked like a cake that just came out of the oven Mist caps the top of Uluru and rivers of rain run down the face.

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5 bush foods to use at home

Bust out some new flavours in the kitchen without getting into a sweat. Crocodile Give a comforting pasta dish a lively shake-up - whip up a simple and delicious crocodile fettucine like this one by Zach Green. Photo by @zachskitchen via IG You can get crocodile from online store Something Wild, or search for specialty meat providers on Google and see what’s near you. Find out how Zach makes it here

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Meet the team behind Kakadu Kitchen

“We want to reconnect with our traditional diets and foods - replacing processed foods with locally- foraged bush foods and foods from our tropical food garden” Kakadu Kitchen launched at last year’s Taste of Kakadu festival, impressing guests with their modern bush food creations. At this year’s festival the pair will take guests on an exclusive four hour ‘Walk, Taste, Learn’ bush tucker tour at Murdudjurl Community (Patonga Homestead).

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Keep cool in extreme temperatures

With temperatures set to soar heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers. These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our parks and gardens. What to wear Wear a wide-brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses, strong shoes and sunscreen Eating and drinking Carry and drink at least one litre of water per person per hour We don’t recommend you drink sports drinks, diet cordials or caffeinated drinks as they can contribute to dehydration Eat regular meals, take frequent breaks and eat healthy snacks Consider taking an electrolyte product with you such as Hydralyte / Gastrolyte to replace lost fluids https://www.

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Recognise signs of dehydration

When temperatures soar there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents. These tips should help you get the most out of your holiday even if the mercury is rising. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day - in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning, before 11.00 am. Before you head off to the beach, or set out to walk, familiarise yourself with the symptoms of dehydration and heat stress.

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Sunrise to sunset at Uluru

Whether you are a professional, amateur or opportunistic photographer, no-one comes away from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park without at least one obligatory photograph of sunrise or sunset. Many come away with both which of course is ideal in this unique landscape! Guest bloggers Corinne Le Gall and Maree Clout went in search of the perfect photograph From the lookouts dotted inside the Ayers Rock Resort to the designated spots throughout the park proper, there are plenty of options to choose from to get a great image of Uluru.

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Walking on sunshine at Uluru

Just a big rock? Guest bloggers and photographers, Corinne Le Gall and Maree Clout take the 10.6 km base walk around Uluru Photographically, Uluru is a visual delight. The scenery changes constantly, as does the mood of the landscape. Some parts are dry and sandy, just like you’d expect in a desert environment, while other parts are surprisingly vegetated and lush. The moment you first set eyes upon Uluru on the distant horizon, you get an idea of how much it dominates the surrounding landscape.

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Recognise signs of dehydration

Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius or more at Uluru. Over the summer period (October to March) there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents when walking in the park. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day - in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning before 11.00 am. For your safety, portions of the Uluru base walk are closed in high risk areas, where extreme heat and exposure is the greatest.

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Stay safe in Uluru's extreme temperatures

Uluru is both a beautiful, and harsh, environment. Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celcius - and when they reach 36 degrees Celcius we call them extreme temperatures. Heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers here. These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our park. What to wear Wear a wide-brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses, strong shoes and sunscreen Eating and drinking Carry and drink at least one litre of water per person per hour We don’t recommend you drink sports drinks, diet cordials or caffeinated drinks as they can contribute to dehydration Eat regular meals, take frequent breaks and eat healthy snacks Consider taking an electrolyte product with you such as Hydralyte / Gastrolyte to replace lost fluids https://www.

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Whale-watching best at Booderee

Each year humpback whales and southern right whales make an epic journey to Queensland waters to breed. Then in the northern hemisphere spring they head back to Antarctic waters with their newborns. At these times of year visitors flock to Booderee to try and catch a glimpse of these enchanting, impressive creatures in the waters of Jervis Bay. The whales don’t disappoint. Large pods often appear, and whales regularly come into the bays and close to shore where they breach and play, with their calves close by.

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