Neki, those landscapes are both intimidating and relaxing, especially for a urban girl who does not have to make a living there. I mean, the mind is not assaulted by too many information, and I had nothing to worry about, like finding food, water and gas...
Rosemary, I try not to sleep too much, to store as many views as possible in my mind. I'm aware I'm very lucky to have travelled to Australia.
Back to the trip...
The Stuart Highway led us to the center of Australia, around Alice Spring.
Our first stop was in Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. They are a set of big boulders, about 30 km away from Uluru. They are the perfect match to Uluru.
At the end of the Wikipedia article, there is a panorama of Kata Tjuta, that is worth the visit.
The walk through them is striking in the afternoon light. That's what Lonely Planet says, and it is true.
Boulders, valleys, desert, some pretty vegetation in the middle of nowhere... enjoy: