Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru is one of the most recognisable natural landmarks in the world and an Australian icon.
Uluru is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world and Australia’s best-known natural landmark. Created over 600 million ago, it originally sat on the floor of the ocean but today 384 metres of the monolith is above ground and a massive 2.5 kilometres remains underground.
With a length of 3.6 kilometres, a width of 1.9k kilometres wide and a circumference of 9.4 kilometres, the Indigenous owners ask that Uluru be respected as a sacred site and that visitors walk around it rather than climb the 1.6 kilometres to the top.
The oxidisation of the iron within the sandstone is the reason that Uluru showcases a visually spectacular orange-red colour range, depending on the light and the time of day.