Uluru Rock: Visit the Iconic "Red Centre" & One of the Most Impressive Landmarks in Australia by Fiona Whiley
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a massive monolithic rock formation in Australia. It is composed of a coarse grain of sandstone, which has wildflowers and plants crowded around the base of the rock, seeking shelter and the life-giving water runoff when it rains. There are many caves and crevices in the actual rock, which was really interesting to see as we walked around the base.
Up close, the rock looks as though it is rusty and flaking, and from a distance you can see the different layers through the rock. We viewed a magnificent sunset over Uluru from the sunset-viewing platform, watching the colors of the rock change from burnt orange to bright red and then back to a subdued rust as the moon rose over the top. The way the different lights created the spectrum of colors was fascinating.
There are usually only about five cloudy days in a month, and not all of them produce rainfall. So you have to be pretty lucky to see Uluru in the rain. And guess what? We did!! The rain came on our last day, so we took the car back out for a drive around the rock and walked around near the Mutitjulu Waterhole in between rain showers.
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