Ayers Rock or Uluru as it’s known among the aboriginal people, is the largest monolith in the world and Australia’s most recognizable natural icon. Standing at over 1100 feet above the ground, only a small portion of this huge formation is exposed above the earth’s surface. As the sun sets, the rock goes through various dramatic color changes such as this distinctive rustic red hue.
An aboriginal lady who guided us around Uluru. Hey eyes always lit up when asked about the aboriginal legends and myths of Uluru. One could see her pride when talking about her native land, that generations before her have lived on, and thrived on, despite its harshness.
Another natural formation that is very unique to this region of the country are the Olgas, a group of oddly shaped rock mountains also known as Kata Tjuta. We decided to go on a guided hike through these mountains and valleys.
Uluru as seen from the air on the flight back to Sydney. To get to Uluru, your best option is to book a flight on Qantas that has regular service from all of Australia’s major cities.