AYERS ROCK (ULURU)

The Uluru National Park is quite something. The best way to convey the majesty of ‘the rock’ and ‘olgas’ is that in your lifetime you must visit this natural, spectacular and serene place. Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings.

On 19 July 1873, the surveyor William Gosse sighted the landmark and named it Ayers Rock in honour of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. Since then, both names have been used, although Ayers Rock was the name used by most people.

Uluru is one of Australia's most recognizable natural landmarks. The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high, with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). Both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta (Olgas)

formation has great cultural significance for the Aṉangu people

Uluru is an "island mountain", an isolated remnant left after the slow erosion of an original mountain range. Uluru is also often referred to as monolith, although this is a somewhat ambiguous term that is generally avoided by geologists.

Just make sure you visit the area and be sure to allow three days at a minimum. Now the photos.

 

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