Ayers Rock - Australia

Coordinates: 25°20′42″S 131°02′10″E / -25.345, 131.03611Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs; 450 km (280 mi) by road. Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area. It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as

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Nancy Liu :

Can someone tell me which country Ayers Rock is located? ( and source please... )

davie :

Sometime ago I went to visit Ayers Rock. And it is humungus. Does anyone know how it got there? Any answers appreciated

landgirl60 :
"Thrown out of the earth via a Volcano, many millions of years ago !!!"
azalel :
"Hi! You may like to have a look at this website. It's a bit technical but it has some accurate information about its orgins "
Robert H :
"Aboriginal folklore has it as the resting place of the rainbow serpent."
Clovie Myers :

I mean for me the Ayers rock looks as if it's only like 70-100m high, I got so surprised when I learnt that it's way taller than the Sydney tower. It looks so small for me.

joel82au :
"no. sydney tower is over 300metre high"
lithiumdeuteride :
"Ayers Rock is around 800 meters tall. Sydney tower is 305 meters tall. 800 > 305."
kristyb872001 :
"that's because you're looking it from pictures, and in pictures, it doesnt look that high. when you actually go there yourself, and you go to sydney tower, then you'd see a difference in height between them. sydney tower stands at 305 metres whereas uluru (ayers rock) stands at 348 metres"
dj :
"Uluru (Ayers Rock ) is 800 m above sea level but only 348 m higher than the surrounding ground level so it is really 43 m higher than the Sydney tower. I cut this below from Wikipedia. Uluṟu is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high [863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level] with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference. Both Uluṟu and Kata Tjuṯa have great cultural significance for the Aṉangu Traditional landowners, who lead walking tours to inform visitors about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the area."


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Date: 2008-02-04 21:53:00

Ayers Rock Hotels provides luxuary facility for tourist from all over the world with information on hotels in australia and its attractions

Date: 2008-02-04 21:53:00

La siguiente etapa de nuestro viaje comenzo en Darwin, la ciudad mas grande del Territorio del Norte. En esta zona podemos encontrarnos los simbolos mas representativos de Australia: los aborigenes, los sombreros con colmillos,los cocodrilos, los paisajes de roca…Mas al sur se encuentra la mitica Ayers Rock, Uluru, pero nosotros decidimos no ir

Date: 2008-02-04 21:53:00

Aboriginal elders are threatening to ban tourists from one of Australia's landmarks over a plan to curb child sex abuse in Aboriginal communities. The threat to close Uluru, or Ayers Rock, comes amid growing alarm.

Date: 2008-02-04 21:53:00

Great story, last week walked around the rock, the next day climbed the rock , then drove to Valley of the Winds & then screamed back to The Rock for the Sunset Chardonay set. Watched it do blue, red, pink got back to Yalara to have a dingo nearly steal my dinner....not quite quick enough! Have travelled the world and this was better! 12-6-2007

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