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    Posted by EDrury46 February 18, 2013 - 407 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #Uluru  #sunrise  #sunset 

    As I've mentioned in several of my blogs before, Australian sunsets and sunrises are some of the most beautiful and breathtaking I have ever seen. Particularly in locations based in central Australia, with the rich, red colour of the soil, the spectrum of shades presented by the sunrise and sunset on the landscape are so dramatic that the camera shutter is going off almost continuously as time goes by so that each detail and colour change is recorded.

     

     

    A fantastic idea for a romantic evening or a surprise on Valentines' Day, with a bottle of bubbly watching the sunset over Uluru or such a location, sounds like a very nice way to spend the evening to me. Even so, watching the sunrises and sunsets in Australia is an experience for anyone, regardless of age, relationship status and travelling status - you don't have to be a tourist to appreciate the spectacle!

     

    Some places offer mini tours to watch the sun come up and/or down, and this might include coach travel, and refreshments; however, a cheaper and more personal option, is to hire a car and drive to locations to watch the sun, or to choose a hotel/hostel/campsite, that is in prime position for spectacular scenery during the day and a glorious sun-celebration by dawn and dusk.

     

    I would recommend watching the sunrise and set at locations such as Uluru and Kata Tjuta, in Alice Srings or elsewhere in the more central regions of Australia. Having said that, I also saw sunsets along the north-easterly coast, and they were also magnificent, even without the added effect of the red soil. Well worth the sitting back, relaxing and gazing!

     

     

    And as always, keep that camera handy - the colours are incredible and a photo will be a reminder even after the holiday is over of just how lovely the sky looks at the day's start and end. 

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