Rock Northern Territory NT
and an Aboriginal
to the top
a walking tour around
history with the
European explorer William Gosse called the rock Ayres Rock in 1873. In 1985 the region, including the Olgas was returned to it's tradional owners, and re-named Uluru. It rises 348m from the ground, and stretches and enormous 6km below the surface. The Rock is 863m above the sea level. A trip around the rock at its base measures 9.4km.
Uluru features stunning Aboriginal rock art sites that can be viewed on guided walks and tours around the base. The spectacular changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset are visions not to be missed.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the surrounding land became a national park in 1958 and lies in the territory of the Anangu people.
Kata Tjuta, also more commonly known as the Olgas, is Uluru’s sister formation, meaning “many heads”, and comprises 36 magnificently domed and coloured shapes covering about 35 sq km. Take the 3 hour Valley of the Winds walk which winds through the crevices and gorges of this magnificent rock system, with spectacular views and a variety of flora and fauna.
up to 1,701ft
Did you know? - the second biggest monolith in Australia is at Coolum in Queensland
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Getting to Uluru - Ayres Rock NT
All major Australian cities have flights into Alice Springs, from where you can arrange a rental car / camper or join a tour for transfers to "The Rock"
Average Climate for Alice Springs Region
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