Uluru otherwise know as “Ayers Rock” can be found in the centre of Australia. It is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmarks. The rock is a large sandstone rock formation standing about 348 m high and with a circumference of 9.4 km. The rock and the Australian outback is a magical place to visit. If you are visiting Australia and want more than just the city site of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Look at taking a tour out into the Australian Outback. See what some other have to say.
The vast, flat desert lands stretching out before us, have become our backyard. The short green desert shrubs offer a stark contrast to rich redness of the soil which stains our clothing, our tent and our feet.
This is it.
This is what we’ve been waiting for.
My memories drift back to the pictures in Primary School. That day, when the teacher returned from his trip to “Ayers Rock” (back then it wasn’t really referred to as Uluru, white man’s name was still more popular). He held up 4×6 photographs, one by one, flicking through to reveal a golden sunset cascading across the grand red rock. There I was, a child, sitting hundreds of Kilometres away from central Australia, in a tiny school of 60 children in the middle of the drought ravaged bush of NSW. There I sat, in awe, wondering if I would ever get the chance to take photos like that myself.
That’s the power of the rock. Uluru. The grand heart of Australia. It draws you in. Calls you to it.
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