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Uluru – Ayers Rock

Written by Noah Murphy

One of the most beautiful places in the world is Australia. The world down under is a magnificent world. Every single place in this country is so full of charm and beauty. Some places leave you spellbound. Uluru is one of the many great marvels of Australia. It is beauty at its best.

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Location of Uluru

Uluru, also known as the Ayers Rock is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park.

History of Uluru

Uluru was inhabited by the humans about more than ten thousand years ago. Uluru was first mapped by Europeans in the year 1872.  William Gosse spotted Uluru and named it Ayers Rock. In the year 1936, tourists first arrived at Uluru. European settlement started in the initial months of 1940.

Attributes

It is one of the country’s great landmark. This huge rock has a total circumference of 9.4 kilometres and stands 348 meters high. The most fascinating thing about this rock is the way it changes its color during different times of the day, it is just unbelievable.


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Things To Do

From Alice Springs, Urulu is around 4-5hours drive away. Transportation is not at all an issue. You can either choose a car, bus or a train. On the way there is a place called Mt Polhill, a roadside stop where you can camp. Driving to the destination is altogether a different experience. For the first 50 kms, you will get an open highway to drive on and then drive 60km off road. The sheer pleasure of driving on a desert is always filled with awesomeness, and if you are lucky enough, you will spot a mob of kangaroos.

The next 20kms will take you to the Rainbow Valley. A great place with gas BBQ’s, a couple of interesting walks and of course the beautiful rock formation. You can stay here and relax for a while. Soak in the beauty of the rock, but make sure you don’t stay there for long. Missing the sunset is probably the worst mistake that you could commit. On your way to the next 250 hours, you will find occasional stops  and then you will reach Mt Connor lookout. It’s a flat topped stone formation literally filling the horizon, it was so huge and majestic that for a moment you will actually forget your original plan and will think of staying by the Mt Connor. But, keep in mind that there is no public access thing and so its better to resume your journey to the original destination, Uluru.

You will get the first look of Uluru from 20km away and the next 10 minutes will take you to the final destination. To get inside, you will have to pay A$25. After reaching the Uluru you will have two options, either trek around the Uluru about 10km or climb it. If you go for trekking, it will take about 3hrs. There is a very beautiful lake where you can relax and have a long relaxing swim. The best part to see is  that of the stone changing color to red.  Reach the view point before sunset as the view at this time of the day is purely majestic. The beauty of Uluru is unlike anything at the time of the sunset. Watching Urulu change color is something out of the world.

Ever had a chance to visit Uluru- Ayers Rock, Australia? Want to be amazed by seeing the sunset which cannot be ignored by anyone. Please share your full story here and let others know your journey here or comment below.

About the author

Noah Murphy

I have a great interest in travel, adventure and politics. I moved to Australia age 25 from England. From a young age I have always viewed the world as an opportunity. My travel and current affairs writing offers me a opportunity, my approach to life is a shared learning journey, were we meet many travelers along their life's journey, what matters to me is capturing the moments. I reflect, grow and share as much as possible on my journey towards self actualization.

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