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Uluru

World Heritage Ayers Rock

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Uluru is probably the most iconic Australian land feature and seeing it in person makes it live up to its reputation and its status as a World Heritage listed site. It is the world's largest monolith, or more accurately inselberg, and stands 348 meters high above the surrounding desert landscape covered with spinifex grass. It appears to change colour during the day and is most spectacular at sunset when it glows a stunning deep red that contrasts with the surrounding landscape. The most remarkable feature of Uluru is its homogeneity and its solitude in the surrounding plain, but looking closer at the detailed features in this massive rock it becomes even more interesting and mysterious. The place is heaving with tourists throughout the year and the sunset car park is possibly the busiest car park in Australia at sunset.

There is a walking rail attached to climb to the top of Uluru but it is not favoured and discouraged by the Aboriginal owners, but apparently many people do climb it anyway. It was too windy when we were there and it was closed for climbing.

A fascinating site!

Uluru sunset

Uluru sunset


Uluru during the middle of the day

Uluru during the middle of the day


Ayers Rock and white spinifex grass after sunset

Ayers Rock and white spinifex grass after sunset


Traces of waterfalls on Uluru

Traces of waterfalls on Uluru


Tjukatjapi one of Uluru's sacred sites

Tjukatjapi one of Uluru's sacred sites


Uluru crowds at the sunset carpark

Uluru crowds at the sunset carpark


Walking rails to the top of Uluru

Walking rails to the top of Uluru

Posted by KobusM 17:32 Archived in Australia

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I went there many years ago and found that it is such an imposing feature that standard language cannot describe its presence

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