Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia

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Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia


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Introduction:

Uluru , also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town.

Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia

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Facts:

The rock is huge, jutting up about 350m from its barren surrounds. And more interestingly, Ayers Rock extends even further than this amount below ground. Although there are other, similar entities to Ayers Rock – most notably the nearby Olgas and Mount Augustus in Western Australia – it is the only singular monolith with its composition.

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Get in:

Uluru Express runs buses out to the rock everyday. uluruexpress@bigpond.com.au They are clean, comfortable and air-conditioned. The services run hourly to every hour and a half. Visitors can see sunrise and/or sunset and can pay for tickets to access Uluru and Kata Tjuta over a number of days for one price. Prices start from $30 per person.

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