The mother of all rocks

Uluru Ayers RockNo matter how much travelling you’ve done, approaching Uluru (Ayers Rock) for the first time is a mind blowing experience. It’s hard to tell how big the thing is until you’re right there, such a weird shape breaking out of a flat desert floor. And on top of all that, Uluru constantly changes colour depending on what the weather is doing and the time of day. Amazing stuff.

More than 40 metres taller than the Sydney Tower

Uluru rises 348 metres above the desert with a circumference of 9.4km which is more than 40 meters taller than the Sydney Tower and with considerably more girth!! It measures 3.6 km long and 2.4 km wide oriented in an east-west direction. There is more of Uluru under the ground than above it which, when you’re standing beside it, really brings home what a huge chunk of rock it is. Formed in Cambrian times (very long time ago), Uluru has been folded and tilted around so that all the layers formed are tilted at 90