Nature can be as impressive and as impressive as any man-made structure or monument. From the amazing Alps to the majestic Mt. Fuji, there are all kinds of amazing landforms out there that are worth exploring. In Australia, the most famous is a giant, reddish monolith called Uluru or Ayers Rock.
This rock was said to have been formed around 600 million years ago and is Australia’s most prominent natural landmark. The aborigines who lived around the area, the Anangu Aboriginal people, have been there for around 10,000 years, living off the land and making it their home. Ayers Rock is 348 meters (1141 feet) high rises 863 meters (2,831 ft) above sea level, and it gets its orange-red color from the oxidation of its iron content on the surface. Without all the iron, it would be a dull grey color.
This amazing sight can be found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, formerly named Uluru (Ayers Rock – Mount Olga) National Park. Aside from the giant red monolith, there are rock domes called Kata Tjuta to the west of Uluru. There’s also the local wildlife to look out for, like kangaroos, dingoes, wallabies, and emus which you can opt to see up close. There are also a variety of other activities, like listening to old Aboriginal stories, seeing ancient rock drawings, and exploring traditional medicines and medical methods.
Whether you’re there to enjoy the beaches or wildlife Uluru and its surrounding park area is a must-see for any Australia enthusiast or aspiring globe-trotter. So if you’re planning a trip to the Land Down Under, you owe it to yourself to put this destination in your itinerary