Uluru was such an incredible experience, honestly worth visiting and ticking it off the bucket list. I was doubly excited because it was my first ever trip with my friend S who I've known for 15 years.
What were the highlights?
Eating crocodile (before you ask, it tastes like canned tuna), seeing Saturn and Jupiter through a telescope (honestly mind-boggling) and sunrise + sunset at both Uluru and Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas).
I learnt some really cool things there. Like one end of Uluru is 50 million years older than the other end. We only see the tip (348m) of Uluru - there's actually 6km of rock underground. The rock is similar to sandstone (likened to a sponge cake) whereas Kata-Tjuta is more like a fruit cake with bits and pieces of rock in it like this:
They call it the Red Centre for a reason!
Dusk at Uluru is a very special time.
Kata-Tjuta is made up of 38 stones and 550m tall at the tallest point so almost double the height of Uluru. Somehow it's not as grand as Uluru though.
Between 2 of the stones in Kata-Tjuta:
Anyway, definitely worth a trip if you can get out there. 48 hours is all you need if you're time poor. Make sure you see both sunrise and sunset at both Uluru and Kata-Tjuta!!