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Tree of Life Blog: Josh Hedge & Cait Provan journey to the centre of Australia

Josh Hedge & fiancé, Cait Provan, took a trip to the centre of Australia, the true heartland of this beautiful country. Come along for the ride!

After what was one of the best experiences of our life going to the centre of the Earth earlier this year to Egypt, we felt a little guilty not seeing more of our own country so we decided to make our way to the centre of Australia. Just on the flight alone leaving the coast to head inland, it blew me away just how vast our huge country really is, and to both of our surprise upon arrival to Uluru, the amount of green landscape to be seen was just beautiful! Tree of Life Blog: Josh Hedge & Cait Provan journey to the centre of Australia

Tree of Life Blog : Uluru Desert Dreaming - Josh HedgeAfter arriving at mid afternoon-ish the temperature was as you would expect for winter in the desert, not too cold, not too hot, just perfect. We took our time settling in, not rushing off to the rocks just yet, soaked up the sunset at the only pub for I’d say 400 km, where a musician was doing covers of all the classics with a didgeridoo incorporated to give it that outback touch. 

The first morning though, definitely gave a shock to the system, as we watched the sky slowly change colours from dark to pastels I can definitely say my bones were numb by the time the Sun had completely risen, it was absolutely ice cold! No complaints though, just adds to the fun of it all.

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Tree of Life Blog: Josh Hedge & Cait Provan journey to the centre of Australia

As anyone can imagine, the energy is very special in Uluru, being such an ancient place and home to our indigenous culture for 40,000 as well as the rocks in general being in existence for millions. You simply only have to be in the presence, and of course walk around these special places to get a feel as to just how powerful they are, and a lot can be learnt from the cultures which call them home + a must see for anyone both Australian and travelling from overseas, not to mention the current art display being held in an area close to the rocks which consists of 300,000 solar light popping up from the ground!

Words & Photography by Josh Hedge for Tree of Life