Climbers scale Uluru in the Northern Territory. Photo: Bryan Charlton

It’s 6pm and there’s something of a party atmosphere at the Uluru sunset viewing area.

It’s packed out with tourists from around the world who’ve staked out their spots to watch the nightly show.

A woman wearing khakis and an Akubra is perched on top of a Land Cruiser setting up a tripod while two French girls take selfies and a group of people have set up a card table with nibbles and champagne.

Smart phones and iPads are being positioned to capture the best shot of the massive monolith, which will spectacularly change colour from rusty red to chocolate, mulberry, pink, purple and glowing orange as the sun goes down.

– Judy Skatssoon

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