northen territory

Uluru

Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a sandstone formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park that is located in the Northern Territory of Australia. The closest town Alice Springs is about 350 km far away.

Uluru is original name local people gave it and it has no particular meaning in their language. Ayers Rock is more recent name this monolith received in 19th century after the Premier of South Australia Henry Ayers.

Uluru is 348 m high while most of its mass is under the ground and its circumference measures 9.5 km. The formation is interesting because it appears to change colour in different light conditions during day and year. For example during sunset Uluru glows red and when wet (what happens scarsely in this part of the world) it appears to be gray.

Be aware that certain part of Uluru monolith is prohibited to photograph because of local tribals’ beliefs and rituals.